Webelos means “We’ll Be Loyal Scouts.” Scouts begin Webelos in 4th Grade and finish midway through their 5th Grade year. They meet on Wednesday evenings, and wear plaid neckerchiefs with either the blue or beige shirt.
Webelos are in the process of transitioning from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, so as they get older, they have overnight adventures and begin to camp with Boy Scout Troops.
The Webelos Program is in transition during the 2015-16 School Year, but the 5th graders will be continuing the old program.
To earn the Arrow of Light Badge, each scout must earn seven activity pins including Readyman, Outdoorsman, Citizen, and Fitness. He must also learn about scouting, visit a troop, camp overnight, discuss honesty, and visit with the Scoutmaster of the troop he wishes to join.
Because of the change in the Webelos Program, any scout joining as a 5th grader does not need to earn the Webelos Badge before earning the Arrow of Light. Earning the Arrow of Light is not required in order to move on to a Boy Scout Troop. A new 5th grader may simply participate with his den and earn a few pins while having fun.
Webelos who earn 7 Activity Pins earn the Compass Emblem. Each additional 4 earns a point.
Physical Pins: Aquanaut, Athlete, Fitness, Sportsman
Mental Pins: Artist, Scholar, Showman, Traveler
Community Pins: Citizen, Communicator, Family Member, Readyman
Technology Pins: Craftsman, Engineer, Handyman, Scientist
Outdoor Pins: Forester, Geologist, Naturalist, Outdoorsman
To see the Requirements for the Pins, go here: