The Webelos Scout Program
prepares boys who have completed third grade or are age 10 but have not yet completed fifth grade or reached age 11 1/2 to bridge
into a troop
. Pronounced "WEE-buh-los", the word "Webelos" means WE'
ll BE LO
couts. After earning the Bobcat badge
, a boy may earn the Webelos Badge
and Arrow of Light Award
. Shorter Webelos Scout Programs
are available for Webelos who start in fifth grade to earn their Arrow of Light
in as little as six months.
The Webelos Program is more challenging than Tiger, Wolf, and Bear programs for younger Cub Scouts. Webelos Scouts take part in Cub Scout pack meetings and activities as well as Webelos den meetings, activities, and outdoor fun. Webelos Scouts can earn Webelos Activity Badges/Webelos & Arrow of Light Adventure Pins and Belt Loops and Pins at any time. The Webelos uniform has six parts.