Overflowing Toilet

3. Describe to your Webelos den leader how to fix or make safe the following circumstances with help from an adult.  a. A Toilet is overflowing.

As a youngster, watching the water rise higher than normal in the toilet bowl is one of intrigue and confusion immediately followed by pure terror as the water breaches the rim and begins to flow onto the floor.  Having the knowledge of where and how to turn the water off and how to use a plunger is one that will benefit your Webelos scout and also could save you hundreds of dollars that would have been spent in repairs from water damage.  

As water is the culprit i tend to stop extra flow by turning the water valve off.  Most toilets have a shut off valve at the stem from the wall. Turning the valve to the right will shut the water off (lefty loosey, righty tighty) resulting in the tank to stop filling. After you clear the obstruction that is causing the toilet to be clogged with a plunger, you can then turn the valve to the left and allow the tank to fill back up. If water has poured onto the floor, mop it up with a towel and sanitize the area afterwards with a mop and bleach mixture.

Producer, Consumer, and Decomposer

Webelos - Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Into The Wild

Req. 7a.

Give Example of A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem.


Plants are called producers. Using photosynthesis, they produce their own food using light energy from the sun, water from the soil, and carbon dioxide from the soil.


Animals are called consumers. They are unable to make their own food so the need to consume producers or other consumers to get energy. There are three groups of consumers.

  • Herbivores - Animals that only eat plants (producers). An example would be a deer.
  • Carnivores - Animals that only eat other animals (consumers). An example would be a wolf.
  • Omnivores - Animals that eat both animals and plants. An example would be us as humans.


Decomposers are anything that eats decaying / dead consumers and producers.  They break down and decompose the plant or animal releasing nutrients and mineral salts back into the soil for producers to later use during photosynthesis.

No Food In The Tent

Last night we had a fun time helping complete my Webelos aged son's video for his movie making Webelos adventure.  From the beginning of the process, he wanted to involve the realness of not keeping any food inside your tent when camping.  

Hope you enjoy this little short that was written, directed, filmed, and produced by my awesome son. And always remember to be Bear Aware while camping.