links, and cross-references for related Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins and Cub Scout Awards.
The Webelos Program shows you how to cover all required & elective Pins.
The Fast Tracks give you the Den Meeting plans to do this in an efficient manner.
|Cub Scout Webelos Rank|
oval Webelos Badge introduced in 2001
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 LOyal Scouts. 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.
|— Webelos Handbook, p. 4.|
Webelos Scout requirements
To earn the Webelos badge, you must complete the requirements below.
| A FREE workbook for Webelos Scout is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
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Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
Webelos Rank Requirement Resources
1. Meaning of the Webelos badge
2. the three special parts of the Webelos Scout uniform - When to wear the uniform - When not to wear the uniform
3. Webelos & Arrow of Light Adventure Pins
4. Flag Ceremonies
5. Requirements to be a Boy Scout
- a. See the Scout Badge Workbook for diagrams of the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
- b. See the Scout Badge Workbook for the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto, and Scout Slogan.
- c. See the Scout Badge Workbook for the Outdoor Code.
Other awards available to Webelos Scouts
- See also: Cub Scout Awards
- Conservation Good Turn Award
- Donor Awareness Patch
- Emergency Preparedness Award
- Interpreter Strip
- Leave No Trace Award (replaced by the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award, although some Councils still stock the patch in their store and allow it to be eared -- contact your local Scout store and inquire)
- National Summertime Award
- Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award
- Outdoor Activity Award
- Recruiter Strip
- Shooting Sports (Archery, BB Gun, Slingshot)
- Religious Emblems
- Hornaday award
- World Conservation Award (available to Wolf through Arrow of Light ranks)
- Honor Awards
History of the Webelos Program
In the spring of 1954, the Webelos Den was created for 10½ year olds who had earned the Lion Rank. It was thought that this would keep the interest of the older boys and smooth the transition into Boy Scouts. They utilized the newly published Lion-Webelos handbook.
In 1967, the Lion rank was eliminated and was replaced with the Webelos rank, which retained the "Arrow of Light"-style badge design of the former Webelos Award and consisted of a new set of achievements and experiences to better prepare older boys for Boy Scouting. The Webelos colors and activity badges were also introduced at this time, originally numbering 15. Between 1967 and 1972, the Cub Scout uniform only displayed two diamond shaped patches, Wolf and Bear, side by side, with the Webelos rank badge on the pocket flap.
In late 1971 or early 1972, the old Webelos rank badge was slightly altered and was renamed to the Arrow of Light, with a significant change in the requirements. In 1977, a new diamond-shaped Webelos rank badge was introduced.
When the grade-based rank system was phased in in 1986, the age for beginning Tiger Cubs was lowered to 1st grade, and Webelos Scouts became a two year program aimed at 4th and 5th graders. Five new activity badges were added to the Webelos Scout Book in 1987, and the two-year Webelos Scout program became official in 1988.
Webelos Scout Expenses
- $23 National registration, Boys' Life magazine, and Accident Insurance.
- $20 Program Materials: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos book, rank patch, neckerchief, and slide.
- ____ Pack Expenses: Each Scout's fair share of Pack recharter, training, fees, equipment, etc.
- ____ Advancement: Awards, Belt Loops, patches, and more.
- ____ Activities: Pinewood Derby, trips, ball games, camping, and much more.
- ____ Camping: Day Camp, Resident Camp and Family Camping.
- ____ Equipment includes Uniforms, sleeping bags, tents, etc.
Webelos Den Leader Resources
- Webelos to Scout Transition
- Webelos Adventures Worksheets
- Webelos Den Leader
- Webelos Den Leader Award
- Nameplates - Official BSA Name plates for your uniforms.
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