Webelos Scout

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Webelos Scout resources include the Webelos Badge Worksheet, Webelos Adventures Worksheets,
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.

An Index of worksheets for the pre-2015 Activity Badges can be found here.

Webelos rank

Oval Webelos Badge introduced in 2001
Target age group:4th and 5th grades
Created:1977
Current status:Active
Latest Requirements Revision:December 2016
Latest Handbook Revision:2018
Previous rank:
Bear Scout
Next rank:
Arrow of Light

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 Lion, 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 at any time. The Webelos uniform has eight parts (seven required, one optional).

Most Webelos Scouts are in this program for about 18 months.
Webelos Cub Scout Handbook, pg. 4


Contents



Webelos Scout requirements

  1. Be an active member of your Webelos den for three months.
  2. Complete each of the five required Adventures.
  3. In addition to the five required adventures listed, complete at least one elective Adventure of your den or family's choosing for a total of at least six adventures. (See the list that follows the Arrow of Light requirements.)
  4. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide.
  5. Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. (The Cyber Chip requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Cub Scout Handbook, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #646430)



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Requirement Resources

Other awards available to Webelos Scouts

See also: Cub Scout Awards
Unit 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.

In 2001, the current oval Webelos rank badge was introduced. This badge may be worn either on the blue uniform in place of the rank badge diamond, or on the tan uniform like a Boy Scout rank badge.

Webelos Den Leader Resources

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Cub Scout Resources
New Leader Brochures: Tiger Wolf/Bear Webelos Cubmaster
Applications & Reports: Youth Application Adult Leader Application Advancement Report Uniform
Online Training: New Leader Youth Protection Training Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat
Safety Guides: Guide to Safe Scouting Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat Climb On Safely
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