Webelos Scout Program

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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.

Most Webelos Scouts are in this program for about 18 months.
Webelos Handbook, p. 4.


Plan A

See: Fast Tracks for 4th grade Webelos Scouts

This plan is adapted from the Webelos Leader Guide to allow Webelos Scouts to complete all 20 Webelos Activity Badges.

Webelos Patrol (den) starting in June at the beginning of the fourth grade year.
  • This plan allows Webelos Scouts to earn to all 20 Webelos Activity Badges.
  • The Webelos Patrol meets for 18 months, bridging on December 1st of the fifth grade year.
  • Boys can also earn Activity Badges (pins) by working on their own with the Webelos Den Leader.

Sample 18-Month Webelos Calendar
Month Activity Badge
Jun Traveler
Jul Aquanaut
Aug Naturalist
Sep Readyman
Oct Citizen
Nov Citizen plus
One-night Scholar with a Principal?
Dec Craftsman
Jan Finish Craftsman plus
One-Day Engineer with a Science Teacher?
Feb Fitness
Mar Showman plus
One-Day Scientist with a Science Teacher?
Apr Sportsman
May Athlete plus
Geologist Day
Jun Forester
Jul Outdoorsman at Camp?
Aug Family Member
Sep Communicator
Oct Artist
Nov Handyman
Dec Bridge 12/1 - now Boy Scouts!
Jan Registered as Boy Scouts
Feb Ceremony at Blue and Gold Banquet

Plan B

See: Fast Tracks for 4th grade Webelos Scouts

For a Webelos Patrol (den) starting in September of the fourth grade year.

NovBegin work on Craftsman
DecComplete Craftsman

Plan C

For a Webelos den that has both 4th- and 5th-graders.

See: Fast Tracks for 5th grade Webelos Scouts

Plan D

For dens with new 5th-grade Webelos Scouts.

See: Fast Tracks for 5th grade Webelos Scouts

Plan E

For a pack chartered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

See also

Webelos Den Leader portal

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