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== Fourth and Fifth Grade Webelos in One Den ==
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Smaller Packs may not have enough Webelos 1 (fourth-graders) or Webelos 2 (fifth-graders) to have two separate [[Webelos Patrol]]s (dens). In this case, the recommendation is to have a single Webelos den but offer two programs at the same time. The fourth-graders complete their Webelos 1 content as shown above while the fifth-graders complete their Webelos 2 content.
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Smaller Packs may not have enough Webelos 1 (fourth-graders) or Webelos 2 (fifth-graders) to have two separate Webelos [[Den]]s. In this case, the recommendation is to have a single Webelos den but offer two programs at the same time. The fourth-graders complete their Webelos 1 content as shown above while the fifth-graders complete their Webelos 2 content.
== Webelos Who Start in Fifth Grade ==
== Webelos Who Start in Fifth Grade ==

Revision as of 22:11, November 12, 2008

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.


Important Notes for all Webelos Program Plans:

  • The Webelos Scouts have two summers to attend Webelos Resident Camp which is tailored for their program.
  • Webelos can also attend Cub Scout Day Camp although Day Camp does not focus on Webelos program.
  • The Webelos Rank requires at least 3 month active participation, Fitness, Citizen, and one other activity badge.
  • Active Scouts can complete the Webelos Rank by the middle of the fourth grade year.
  • The Webelos Arrow of Light Award can be earned in December of the Fifth grade year allowing transition that month to Boy Scouts.
  • By bridging (transferring to a Troop in December, boys have the chance to participate in troop activities and fundraising before their first Boy Scout Summer Camp.
  • The Bridging Ceremony (or "Crossover") is typically held later, often in February at the Pack's Blue and Gold Banquet.


Webelos Who Start in Fourth Grade

See: Fast Tracks for 4th grade Webelos Scouts

Adapted from the Webelos Leader Guide

These plans allow active Webelos who start in the fourth grade to:
  • Earn the Webelos Rank in as little as 3 months
  • Earn the Arrow of Light in as little as 6 months
  • Earn to all 20 Webelos Activity Badges in either the 18- or 15-month program.
  • Bridge (transfer) into Boy Scouts in December of their fifth grade year.
  • Earn Activity Badges (pins) by also working on their own.

The Bridging Ceremony (or "Crossover") is typically held later, often in February at the Pack's Blue and Gold Banquet.

 Plan A: Sample 18-Month Webelos Calendar 
Month Activity Badge
Webelos 1 Year
Jun  Traveler
Jul  Aquanaut
Aug  Naturalist
Sep  Fitness
Oct  Citizen
Nov  Citizen plus a Scholar
 Meeting
(with a Principal?)
Dec  Craftsman
Jan  Finish Craftsman plus an Engineer
 Day
(with a Science Teacher?)
Feb  Readyman
Mar  Showman plus a Scientist
 Day
(with a Science Teacher?)
Apr  Sportsman
May  Athlete plus a
 Geologist Day
Webelos 2 Year
Jun  Forester
Jul  Outdoorsman at Camp or with a troop?
Aug  Family Member
Sep  Communicator
Oct  Artist
Nov  Handyman
Dec  Bridge Dec 1 - now Boy Scouts!
Jan  Registered as Boy Scouts
Feb  Ceremony at Blue and Gold Banquet
 Plan B: Sample 15-Month Webelos Calendar 
Month Activity Badge
Webelos 1 Year
Sep  Fitness
Oct  Citizen
Nov  Citizen plus a Scholar
 Meeting
( with a Principal?)
Dec  Craftsman
Jan  Finish Craftsman plus an Engineer
 Day
(with a Science Teacher?)
Feb  Readyman
Mar  Showman plus aScientist
 meeting
(with a Science Teacher?)
Apr  Sportsman
May  Athlete plus
 a Geologist Day
Webelos 2 Year
Jun  Forester plus
 an Aquanaut Day
Jul  Outdoorsman at Camp or with a troop?
Aug  Family Member plus a
 Naturalist Day
Sep  Communicator plus a
 Traveler Day
Oct  Artist
Nov  Handyman
Dec  Bridge Dec 1 - now Boy Scouts!
Jan  Registered as Boy Scouts
Feb  Ceremony at Blue and Gold Banquet


Fourth and Fifth Grade Webelos in One Den

Smaller Packs may not have enough Webelos 1 (fourth-graders) or Webelos 2 (fifth-graders) to have two separate Webelos Dens. In this case, the recommendation is to have a single Webelos den but offer two programs at the same time. The fourth-graders complete their Webelos 1 content as shown above while the fifth-graders complete their Webelos 2 content.

Webelos Who Start in Fifth Grade

See: Fast Tracks for 5th grade Webelos Scouts

Adapted from the Webelos Leader Guide

This plans allows active Webelos who start in the fifth grade to:
  • Earn the Webelos Rank in as little as 3 months
  • Earn the Arrow of Light in as little as 6 months
  • Bridge (transfer) into Boy Scouts in December of their fifth grade year.
  • Also earn Activity Badges (pins) by working on their own.

The Bridging Ceremony (or "Crossover") is typically held later, often in February at the Pack's Blue and Gold Banquet.

 Plan D: Sample 6-Month Webelos Calendar 
Month Activity Badge
Webelos 2 Year
Jun  Fitness
Jul  Citizen
Aug  Citizen plus an Aquanaut Day
Sep  Readyman
Oct  Outdoorsman
Nov  Showman plus a Scientist
Day
(with a Science Teacher?)
Dec  Bridge Dec 1 - now Boy Scouts!
Jan  Registered as Boy Scouts
Feb  Ceremony at Blue and Gold Banquet



Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

For a pack chartered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The plan for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints allows 10-year-old Scouts to:
  • Bridge (transfer) into Boy Scouts when they turn 11.
  • Also earn Activity Badges (pins) by working on their own.

See your leader for details.

 Sample 12-Month Webelos Calendar 
Month Activity Badge
Sep  Communicator - Citizen
Oct  Showman - Citizen
Nov  Craftsman - Scientist
Dec  Craftsman - Scientist
Jan  Fitness - Readyman
Feb  Scholar - Engineer
Mar  Athlete - Engineer
Apr  Sportsman - Family Member
May  Outdoorsman - Handyman
Jun  Traveler - Artist
Jul  Aquanaut - Geologist
Aug  Naturalist - Forester

See also

Webelos Den Leader portal

MeritBadge.Org is your online Scouting University with everything from Getting Started to Bridging:

  • Nameplates - Official BSA Name plates for your uniforms.

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

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