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== History of the Webelos Program ==
== History of the Webelos Program ==
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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.
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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 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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==Webelos Scout Expenses==
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=={{PAGENAME}} Expenses==
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{{Cub Scout Expenses}}
{{Cub Scout Expenses}}
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== Webelos Den Leader Resources ==
== Webelos Den Leader Resources ==
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*[[Webelos to Scout Transition]]
* [[Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets]]
* [[Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets]]
* [[Webelos Den Leader]]
* [[Webelos Den Leader]]

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Webelos Scout resources include the Webelos Badge Worksheet, Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets,
links, and cross-references for related Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins and Cub Scout Awards.
The Webelos Program uses Fast Tracks Den Meeting plans to cover all 20 Webelos Pins in as little as 12 months.

Cub Scout Webelos Rank

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

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 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.

Most Webelos Scouts are in this program for about 18 months.
Webelos Handbook, p. 4.


Contents



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:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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) ____________________________
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • List at least two ways you believe you have lived according to your religious beliefs.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Handbook, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33452)


* If you earned your faith's religious emblem earlier in Cub Scouting, and your faith does not have a Webelos religious emblem, you must complete requirement 8e. Completion of requirement 8e does not qualify a youth to receive the religious emblem of his faith.

Webelos Scout religious emblems are listed on pages 68-69 in the Webelos Handbook.

The text of these requirements is locked and can only be edited
by an administrator.
Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Webelos Badge is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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Or click here to print just the Webelos Badge requirements.
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Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.


Webelos Rank Requirement Resources

3. Meaning of the Webelos badge
4. the three special parts of the Webelos Scout uniform - When to wear the uniform - When not to wear the uniform
5. Fitness - Citizen - Other activity badges
6. Flag Ceremonies
7. Requirements to be a Boy Scout

a. See the Scout Badge Workbook for diagrams of the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
b. See the Scout Badge Workbook for the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto, and Scout Slogan.
c. See the Scout Badge Workbook for the Outdoor Code.

Webelos Activity Badges

Webelos Activity Badges

Level:Webelos Scout
Created:1967

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).

Worksheet Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets
Worksheets can help you organize notes, listen actively, find resources, and document your work.



Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program

A number of Webelos Activity Badges require completion of a Cub Scout Belt Loop. There are also a number of overlaps between the requirements.

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

Many Webelos Scouts may earn belt loops and pins a second time to qualify for Webelos Activity Badges. All boys may earn belt loops more 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.



Other awards available to Webelos Badges

See also: Cub Scout Awards
Honor Awards

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 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 Scout Expenses

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