A Scout who is 10 years old or is in the fourth grade is a Webelos Scout, and his or her adventures are found in the Webelos Handbook.
Like all other new Cub Scouts, a Webelos must first earn the Bobcat rank. After completing the requirements for Bobcat the scout may go on to complete the requirements for the Webelos rank and the many electives that are offered for this rank. As the scout completes the Adventures in the Webelos handbook, he or she will earn Adventure pins.
The Webelos Den Leader signs off on the Webelos scout's activities (the parent or guardian does not sign off the activities as they did for a Wolf or Bear).
To earn the Webelos rank, a scout must complete 5 required Adventures and at least 1 elective Adventure. The required Adventures are:
- Cast Iron Chef
- Duty to God and You
- First Responder
- Stronger, Faster, Higher
- Webelos Walkabout
The Arrow of Light Award is the highest rank in Cub Scouting. When a Webelos scout earns the Webelos badge or has completed the fourth grade, he works towards earning the Arrow of Light rank.
By the time he has earned the Arrow of Light Award, he will have learned many things about a lot of subjects - and a lot about Boy Scouting. He will be ready to join a Boy Scout troop!
To earn the Arrow of Light, a Webelos scout must complete 4 required Arrow of Light Adventures and at least 3 elective Adventures. The required Adventures are:
- Building a Better World
- Duty To God In Action
- Scouting Adventure
Once a scout completes the 4 required Adventures and at least 1 elective Adventure he or she earns the Arrow of Light rank badge, the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on a Scouts BSA uniform, and is eligible to join a Scouts BSA Troop.
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