WELCOME TO CUB SCOUTING: EARNING THE WEBELOS and ARROW OF LIGHT RANK

A child who is in the fourth or fifth grade is a Webelos Scout, and their adventures are found in the Webelos Handbook.

If a child is a new Cub Scouts they first earn the Bobcat badge. After completing the requirements for Bobcat they go on to complete the requirements for the Webelos rank and then onto the Arrow of Light and the many electives that are offered.  If a child joins in the fourth grade they earn the Webelos rank and then the Arrow of Light.  If a child joins in the fifth grade they may start working on the Arrow of Light without earning the Webelos rank first.

The Webelos program is designed to prepare Cub Scouts to join a Scouts BSA Troop in February of their fifth grade year.  This gives time for new Scouts to get familiar with the Troop and time to prepare for summer camp.

Webelos Badge Requirements

The Webelos rank is earned by completing the requirements as described below.

  1. Be an active member of your Webelos den for three months. (Being active means having good attendance, paying your den dues, and working on den projects.)
  2. Complete each of the following Webelos required adventures with your den or family:
    a. Cast Iron Chef
    b. Duty to God and You
    c. First Responder
    d. Stronger, Faster, Higher
    e. Webelos Walkabout
  3. Complete one Webelos elective adventures of your den or family’s choosing.
  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 portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or
    guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

Arrow of Light Requirements

  1. Be active in your Webelos den for at least six months since completing the fourth grade or for at least six months since becoming 10 years old. (Being active means having good attendance, paying your den dues, and working on den projects.)
  2. Complete each of the following Arrow of Light required adventures with your den or family:
    a. Building a Better World
    b. Camper
    c. Duty to God in Action
    d. Scouting Adventure
  3. Complete one Webelos elective adventures of your den or family’s choosing.
  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 portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or
    guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

 

The den meeting plans for the Webelos and Arrow of Light adventures are found in the Webelos Den Leader Guide along with other tips and hints for running a fun Cub Scout Program.

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