Webelos January News

We'll Be Loyal Scouts

Attention Parents!

This month we are working on the Engineer elective, page 360 in the Webelos Handbook. We have an exciting month planned, so please have your scout at the Church by 7 pm on Wednesdays, in uniform with his handbook. We start every meeting in the Chapel overflow section. In addition to our regular Wednesday meetings, there are two additional opportunities for scouting fun.


Saturday, January 18 is the Pinewood Derby. Cars were handed out at the Pack Meeting in November. If your scout did not get a car on November 18, please let us know. There is more information on Pinewood Derby later in this newsletter.


Saturday, January 30, we have been invited to tour All Star Machine and Manufacturing where scouts will see the final results of their engineering. Scroll down for more information!

EASY Pinewood Derby Car WINS using Science!!!

PINEWOOD DERBY

Saturday, Jan. 16th, 1pm

200 South Lakeshore Drive

Hudson Oaks, TX

Arrive early for weigh-in! We will have root beer floats afterwards. Fun for the whole family!

www.pinewoodderby.org

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

TOUR ALL STAR MACHINE and MANUFACTURING

Saturday, Jan. 30th, 10am-12:30pm

6790 Corporation Parkway

Fort Worth, TX

Join Tom Roden for a tour of All Star Machine and Manufacturing where scouts will see the final product of their engineering. Tom will be introducing the scouts to state-of-the-art machining using computerized numerical control (CNC) mills and lathes, as well as other machines. Scouts will see how an engineer's blueprints are used to create working parts for a modern world. Tour starts promptly at 10:00 am. Well-behaved family members are welcome. Pizza/Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

What is Engineering?
NASA | NASA for Kids: Intro to Engineering

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN JANUARY?

Adventure of the Month: ENGINEER, Webelos Handbook pg. 360


  • Character Connection: Trustworthy. A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him.


January 6

Requirement 1. Pick one type of engineer. With the help of the Internet, or local library, or a local engineer you may know or locate, discover and record in your book three things that describe what that engineer does. Share your findings with your Webelos den.


Requirement 3. Explore other fields of engineering and how they have helped form our past, present, and future.


January 13

Requirement 2. Learn to follow engineering design principles by doing the following:


  • Examine a set of blueprints. Using these as a model, construct your own set of blueprints or plans to design a project.
  • Using the blueprints or plans form your own design, construct your project. Your project may be something useful or something fun.
  • Share your project with your Webelos den and your pack by displaying the project at a pack meeting.


January 16

Pinewood Derby. 1 pm. Arrive early for weigh-in. Lakeshore Baptist Church. 200 S. Lakeshore Drive, Hudson Oaks.


January 20

Requirement 4. Pick and do two projects using the engineering skills you have learned. Share your projects with your den, and also exhibit them at a pack meeting.


January 27

Visit Troop 31. Webelos will be joining Boy Scout Troop 31. Meeting starts at 7 pm, LDS Church, Stage. Wear full Class A uniform.


January 30

10:00 AM. Tour All Star Machine and Manufacturing. 6790 Corporation Parkway, Fort Worth, TX

Webelos Leaders

Den Leader

Erica Roden

ericaroden@sbcglobal.net

(817) 776-1017, phone and text


Den Leader

Laura Wilson

(817) 458-9141