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Activity Badge

The Webelos Readyman Activity Badge is one of 20 different Activity Badges that can be earned in the Webelos Scout Program. The requirements are typically worked on during den meetings or den activities while the skills are practiced at home, with the help of the Webelos Scout's family. The requirements are either completed with the den or at home with the den leader's approval. Projects are brought to meetings to share with the den and for Webelos Den Leader or Activity Badge Counselor approval.

This Activity Badge is required for the Arrow of Light award.



Do all of these:

1. With your parent, guardian, or Webelos den leader, complete the Courage Character Connection.
Know: Define the importance of each courage step: Be strong; Be calm; Be clear; Be careful. Explain how memorizing the courage steps helps you to be ready.
Commit: Explain why it is hard to follow the courage steps in an emergency. Tell when you can use the courage steps in other situations (such as standing up to a bully, avoiding fights, being fair, not stealing or cheating when tempted, etc.)
Practice: Act out one of the requirements using these courage steps: Be strong; Be calm; Be clear; Be careful.
2. Explain what first aid is. Tell what you should do after an accident.
3. Explain how you can get help quickly if there is an emergency in your home. Make a "help list" of people or agencies that can help you if you need it. Post it near a phone or in another place with easy access.
4. Demonstrate the Heimlich maneuver and tell when it is used.
5. Show what to do for these "hurry cases":
  • Serious bleeding
  • Stopped breathing
  • Internal poisoning
  • Heart attack
6. Show how to treat shock.
7. Show first aid for the following:
  • Cuts and scratches
  • Burns and scalds
  • Choking
  • Blisters on the hand and foot
  • Tick bites
  • Bites and stings of insects other than ticks
  • Poisonous snakebite
  • Nosebleed
  • Frostbite
  • Sunburn
8. Tell what steps must be taken for a safe swim with your Webelos den, pack, family, or other group. Explain the reasons for the buddy system.

And do two of these:

9. Explain six safety rules you should follow when "driving" a bicycle.
10. Explain the importance of wearing safety equipment when participating in sports activities (skating, skateboarding, etc.)
11. Make a home fire escape plan for your family.
12. Explain how to use each item in a first aid kit.
13. Tell where accidents are most likely to happen inside and around your home.
14. Explain six safety rules you should remember when riding in a car.
15. Attend a first aid demonstration at a Boy Scout troop meeting, a Red Cross center, or other community event or place.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Handbook, 2007 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #637685)

Help with these requirements


  1. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times
Worksheet A FREE workbook for Readyman is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Readyman requirements. has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks, Webelos workbooks,
Cub Scout workbooks, and Nova Award workbooks.

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