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Webelos Scout Program and Webelos Badge
 The 18-month 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 and Belt Loops and Pins at any time. The Webelos
 uniform has six parts.


Webelos Badge Requirements
To earn the Webelos badge, you must be active in your den at least three months and
complete the requirements below.

Do these:

   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 group.
   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.

   8. Faith

       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.

       (1) ____________________________
       (2) ____________________________

          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.


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.

                            Cub Scout Belt                            Cub Scout Belt
   Webelos Activty                              Webelos Activty
                                Loop                                      Loop
    Artist Req. # 11              Art            Scholar Req. # 7      Mathematics
    Citizen Req. # 8          Citizenship        Scholar Req. # 8          Chess
 Communicator Req. #                                                   Language and
                            Communicating        Scholar Req. # 6
        15                                                                Culture
 Communicator Req. #                            Scientist Req. # 4      Astronomy
                              Computers
        14
                                                Scientist Req. # 1       Geology
 Communicator Req. #         Language and
        10                      Culture         Scientist Req. # 4        Science
   Engineer Req. # 10          Mathematics         Scientist Req. #
                                                                            Weather
                                                          13
 Family Member Req. #
                                Heritages
         12                                       Showman Req. #
                                                                             Music
                                                       15
    Forester Req. # 7           Collecting
                                                  Showman Req. #
   Geologist Req. # 9            Geology                                   Collecting
                                                       10
   Geologist Req. # 1           Collecting
                                                   Traveler Req. #
                                Wildlife                                   Geography
  Naturalist Req. # 13                                   12
                              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,Belt Loops andScoutsmoreearn Cub Scout
  Academics and Sports Program
                                    and Webelos
                                                  Pins
                                                        can
                                                            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.


“ Many Webelos Scouts mayAll boys may earn belt loops more time to qualify for
  Webelos Activity Badges.
                           earn belt loops and pins a second
                                                             than once; however,
  leaders should encourage boys to try 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.

Arrow of Light award
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), and earn the
      Webelos badge.
   2. Show your knowledge of the requirements to become a Boy Scout by doing all of
      these:
          o Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath or
             Promise and the 12 points of the Scout Law. Tell how you have practiced
           them in your everyday life.
      o Give and explain the Scout motto, slogan, sign, salute, and handshake.
      o Understand the significance of the First Class Scout badge. Know its parts
           and tell what each stands for.
      o Tell how a Boy Scout uniform is different from a Webelos Scout uniform.
      o Tie the joining knot (square knot).
3. Earn five more activity badges in addition to the three you already earned for the
   Webelos badge. These must include:
      o Fitness (already earned for the Webelos badge)
      o Citizen (already earned for the Webelos badge)
      o Readyman
      o Outdoorsman
      o At least one from the Mental Skills Group
      o At least one from the Technology Group
      o One more of your choice

   See page 74 in the Webelos Handbook for the activity badge groups.

4. With your Webelos den, visit at least
      o one Boy Scout troop meeting and
      o one Boy Scout-oriented outdoor activity.

   (If you have already done this when you earned your Outdoorsman activity badge,
   you may not use the same outing to fulfill requirements for your Arrow of Light
   Award.)

5. Participate in a Webelos overnight campout or day hike.

   (If you have already done this when you earned your Outdoorsman activity badge,
   you may not use the same outing to fulfill your Arrow of Light Award
   requirements.)

6. After you have completed all five of the above requirements, and after a talk with
   your Webelos den leader, arrange to visit, with your parent or guardian, a meeting
   of a Boy Scout troop you think you might like to join. Have a conference with the
   Scoutmaster.
7. Complete the Honesty Character Connection.

   a. Know: Say the Cub Scout Promise to your family. Discuss these questions with
   them: What is a promise? What does it mean to keep your word? What does it
   mean to be trustworthy? What does honesty mean?
   b. Commit: Discuss these questions with your family. Why is a promise
   important? Why is it important for people to trust you when you give your word?
   When might it be difficult to be truthful? List examples.
   c. Practice: Discuss with a family member why it is important to be trustworthy
   and honest. How can you do your best to be honest even when it is difficult?
Webelos Den Leader Resources
MeritBadge.Org is your online Scouting University with everything from Getting
Started to Bridging:

      Advancement: Bobcat, Lion (Pilot Program), Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos

      Awards: Belt Loops, Outdoor Activity, Summertime, Leave No Trace,
       Recruiter, Religious

      Den Meeting Plans: Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, Webelos Program: Webelos I,
       Webelos II

      Leader Awards: Tiger, Wolf/Bear, Webelos, Cub Scouter, Cubmaster,
       Trainer

      Program Helps: 2009, 2010, & 2011, Recruiting, & CubTrax Spreadsheets

      Activities: Day Camp, Resident Camp, Whittling Chip, Guide to Safe
       Scouting

      Worksheets: Belt Loops and Pins and Webelos Activity Badges (Pins)

      Key Leaders: Denner, Den Chief, Tiger Leader, Den Leader, Webelos
       Leader, Cubmaster

      Pack Meeting: Opening, Skits, Songs, Cheers, Closing, Pinewood Derby,
       Blue & Gold, Roundup

      Training: Youth Protection, New Leader, BALOO, Webelos Outdoor, Wood
       Badge, Philmont

See the Cub Scout Leader Resources for the Pack Organization Chart and much
more.

				
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