Webelos Badge Requirements
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 later.
The Webelos Scout 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. The
Webelos uniform has six parts.
To earn the Webelos badge, you must be active in your den at least three months and complete the requirements
1. Have an adult member of your family read the Webelos Scout Parent Guide (Webelos Handbook, Pages
1-22) and sign here.
2. Be an active member of your Webelos den for three months. (Active means having good attendance,
paying your den dues, working on den projects).
3. Know and explain the meaning of the Webelos badge.
4. Point out the three special parts of the Webelos Scout uniform. Tell when to wear the uniform and when
not to wear it.
5. Earn the Fitness and Citizen activity badges and one other activity badge from a different activity badge
6. Plan and lead a flag ceremony in your den that includes the U.S. flag.
7. Show that you know and understand the requirements to be a Boy Scout.
a. Demonstrate the Scout salute, Scout sign, and Scout handshake. Explain when you would use them.
b. Explain the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan.
c. Explain and agree to follow the Outdoor Code.
After completing the rest of requirement 8, do these (a, b, and c):
a. Know: Tell what you have learned about faith.
b. Commit: Tell how these faith experiences help you live your duty to God. Name one faith practice
that you will continue to do in the future.
c. Practice: After doing these requirements, tell what you have learned about your beliefs.
And do one of these (d OR e):
d. Earn the religious emblem of your faith.*
e. Do two of these:
o Attend the mosque, church, synagogue, temple, or other religious organization of your choice;
talk with your religious leader about your beliefs. Tell your family and your Webelos den leader
what you learned.
o Discuss with your family and your Webelos den leader how your religious beliefs fit in with the
Scout Oath and Scout Law and what character-building traits your religious beliefs have in
common with the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
o With your religious leader, discuss and make a plan to do two things you think will help you
draw nearer to God. Do these things for a month.
o For at least a month, pray or meditate reverently each day as taught by your family and by your
church, temple, mosque, synagogue, or religious group.
o Under the direction of your religious leader, do an act of service for someone else. Talk about
your service with your family and your Webelos den leader. Tell them how it made you feel.
o List at least two ways you believe you have lived according to your religious beliefs.
Webelos Activity Badges
Main article: Webelos Activity Badges
Webelos Activity Badges
Level: Webelos Scout
Webelos Activity Badges are colorful metal emblems that may be pinned to the Webelos Colors or the
Webelos cap (this is a per-Pack decision).
Webelos Activity Badge
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Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program
A number of Webelos Activity Badges require completion of a Cub Scout Belt Loop. Also, there are a number
of other overlaps between the requirements.
Webelos Activty Cub Scout Belt Loop Webelos Activty Cub Scout Belt Loop
Artist Req. # 11 Art Scholar Req. # 7 Mathematics
Citizen Req. # 8 Citizenship Scholar Req. # 8 Chess
Communicator Req. # 15 Communicating Scholar Req. # 6 Language and Culture
Communicator Req. # 14 Computers Scientist Req. # 4 Astronomy
Communicator Req. # 10 Language and Culture Scientist Req. # 1 Geology
Engineer Req. # 10 Mathematics Scientist Req. # 4 Science
Family Member Req. # 12 Heritages Scientist Req. # 13 Weather
Forester Req. # 7 Collecting Showman Req. # 15 Music
Geologist Req. # 9 Geology Showman Req. # 10 Collecting
Geologist Req. # 1 Collecting Traveler Req. # 12 Geography
Naturalist Req. # 13 Wildlife Conservation Traveler Req. # 3 Map and Compass
Sportsman has a number of Belt Loop options: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bicycling, Bowling,
Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Skating, Marbles, Physical Fitness, Roller Skating, Snow Sports,
Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate, and Volleyball.
Earning Loops and Pins multiple times
All registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts can earn Cub Scout Academics and Sports
Program Belt Loops and Pins more than once.
— Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide #34299B, p.1 & 4 and Cub Scout Leader Book, p. 31-1.
Belt Loops & Pins tie directly to these requirements: Tiger / Electives, Wolf / Electives, Bear / Electives, and
Webelos Activity Pins.
“ Badges. All boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try
Many Webelos Scouts may earn belt loops and pins a second time to qualify for Webelos Activity
different requirements and earn the pin. Packs should have a clear policy in place to determine whether
the pack or the boy's family will be responsible for the cost of awards that are earned more than once. ”
— Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide #34299B, p.4 and Cub Scout Leader Book, p. 31-1.
Other awards available to Webelos Scouts
See also: Cub Scout Awards for graphics.
Belt Loops & Pins
Outdoor Activity Award
Conservation Good Turn Award
Donor Awareness Patch
Emergency Preparedness Award
Leave No Trace Award
National Summertime Award
Physical Fitness Award
Pro Archer Certificate
Pro Marksman Certificate
World Conservation Award
Medal of Merit
James E West Award
List of all Scouting 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
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
When the grade-based rank system was phased in in 1986, the age for beginning Tiger Cubs was lowered to
First 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.