Webelos

Webelos Scout
Uniform Details

The 18-month Webelos Scout Program is for boys who have completed third grade or are age 10 but have not yet completed fifth grade or reached age 11 1/2. 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 more Webelos activities and outdoor fun. Webelos Scouts can earn Webelos Activity Badges and Belt Loops and Pins at any time.

Webelos Scout Requirements

After completing the Bobcat Trail, each Webelos Scout works toward his Webelos Badge. The following achievements are available:

Aquanaut
Artist
Athlete
Citizen
Communicator
Craftsman
Engineer
Family Member
Fitness
Forester
Geologist
Handyman
Naturalist
Outdoorsman
Readyman
Scholar
Scientist
Showman
Sportsman
Traveler
When the Webelos Scout has completed the required work in the following areas, he has earned the Webelos Badge, a patch worn on the left shirt pocket.

Parent Guide
Active for 3 months
Webelos badge
Uniform
Three activity badges
Flag ceremony
Boy Scout requirements
Religious award or alternates
After he has earned his Webelos Badge, the Webelos Scout is encouraged to work toward his Arrow of Light Award by completing the required work in the following areas.

Six months in fifth grade
Boy Scout requirements
Five additional activity badges
Troop visit and outing
Webelos outdoor event
Troop meeting and conference
The Webelos Scout who has earned the Arrow of Light Award has also completed all requirements for the Boy Scout badge, received after his transition to Boy Scouts.

After earning his Webelos Badge, the Webelos Scout can also earn Compass Points Emblem and Compass Points by completing elective activity badges (4 elective badges per Compas Points Emblem or Compass Point).

The Academics and Sports Program is optionally available to the Webelos Scout.

The Parvuli Dei Religious Emblem is also available to Catholic Webelos Scouts.

Bob Reis is leading the effort for Light of Christ achievement and can be reached at breis972@sbcglobal.net for more information.

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