Webelos and Arrow of Light Requirements

(2015–2016 Program Year)

Webelos Badge Requirements

Arrow of Light Requirements

1. Be an active member of your Webelos den for three months. (Being active means having good attendance, paying your den dues, and working on den projects.)

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. (Being active means having good attendance, paying your den dues, and working on den projects.)

2. Complete each of the following Webelos required adventures with your den or family:

a. Cast Iron Chef
b. Duty to God and You
b. First Responder
c. Stronger, Faster, Higher d. Webelos Walkabout

2. Complete each of the following Arrow of Light required adventures with your den or

family:
a. Building a Better World

b. Camper
c. Duty to God in Action d. Scouting Adventure

3. Complete two Webelos elective adventures of your den or family’s choosing.

1. 2.

3. Complete three Webelos elective adventures of your den or family’s choosing.

1. 2. 3.

4. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*

*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian.

4. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*

*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian.



WEBELOS REQUIRED ADVENTURES

Webelos Adventure: Cast Iron Chef
Do all of these:
1. At an approved time in an outdoor location and using tinder, kindling, and fuel
wood, demonstrate how to build a fire; light the fire, unless prohibited by local fire restrictions. After allowing the flames to burn safely, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.
2. Set personal nutritional goals. Keep a food journal for one week; review your journal to determine if the goals were met.
3. Plan a menu for a balanced meal for your den or family. Determine the budget for the meal. Shop for the items on your menu while staying within your budget.
4. Prepare a balanced meal for your den or family; utilize one of the methods below for preparation of part of your meal:
a. Camp stove
b. Dutch oven
c. Box oven
d. Solar oven
e. Open campfire or charcoal
5. Demonstrate an understanding of food safety practices while preparing the meal.

Webelos Adventure: Duty to God and You
Do either requirement 1 OR requirement 2.
1. Earn the religious emblem of your faith for Webelos Scouts, if you have not already done so.
2. Complete at least three of requirements 2a–2d:
a. Help plan, support, or actively participate in a service of worship or reflection. Show reverence during the service.
b. Review with your family or den members what you have learned about your duty to God.
c. Discuss with your family, family’s faith leader, or other trusted adult how planning and participating in a service of worship or reflection helps you live your duty to God.
d. List one thing that will bring you closer to doing your duty to God, and practice it for one month. Write down what you will do each day to remind you.


Webelos Adventure: First Responder

Do all of these:
1. Explain what first aid is. Tell what you should do after an accident. 2. Show what to do for the hurry cases of first aid:
a. Serious bleeding
b. Heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest c. Stopped breathing
d. Stroke
e. Poisoning
3. Show how to help a choking victim.
4. Show how to treat for shock.
5. Demonstrate that you know how to treat the following:
a. Cuts and scratches
b. Burns and scalds
c. Sunburn
d. Blisters on the hand and foot e. Tick bites
f. Bites and stings of other insects g. Venomous snakebite
h. Nosebleed
i. Frostbite
6. Put together a simple home first-aid kit. Explain what you included and how to use each item correctly.
7. Create and practice an emergency readiness plan for your home or den meeting place. 8. Visit with a first responder.

Webelos Adventure: Stronger, Faster, Higher
Do all of these:
1. Understand and explain why you should warm up before exercising and cool
down afterward. Demonstrate the proper way to warm up and cool down.
2. Do these activities and record your results:
a. 20-yard dash
b. Vertical jump
c. Lifting a 5-pound weight d. Push-ups
e. Curls
f. Jumping rope
3. Make an exercise plan that includes at least three physical activities. Carry out your plan for 30 days, and write down your progress each week.
4. With your den, prepare a fitness course or series of games that includes jumping, avoiding obstacles, weight lifting, and running. Time yourself going through the course, and improve your time over a two-week period.
5. With adult guidance, lead younger Scouts in a fitness game or games as a gathering activity for a pack or den meeting.
6. Try a new sport you have never tried before.

Webelos Adventure: Webelos Walkabout
Do all of these:
1. Create a hike plan.
2. Assemble a hiking first-aid kit.
3. Describe and identify from photos any poisonous plants and dangerous animals
you might encounter on your hike.
4. Before your hike, plan and prepare a nutritious lunch. Enjoy it on your hike, and clean up
afterward.
5. Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids from memory. Talk about
how you can demonstrate them on your Webelos adventures.
6. With your Webelos den or with a family member, hike 3 miles (in the country, if possible). 7. Complete a service project on or near the hike location.
8. Perform one of the following leadership roles during your hike: trail leader, first-aid leader,
lunch leader, or service project leader.










OLD - The Webelos Trail

As with all Cub Scout ranks, you must first earn the Bobcat Badge to be eligible to work for this award.
 
Also, your Webelos Den Leader will now sign off your activities (your parent or guardian does not sign off the activities as they did when you were a Wolf or Bear).
  1. Have an adult member of your family read the Webelos Scout Parent Guide that comes with this book (pages 1-22) and sign here.
  2. Be an active member of your Webelos den for 3 months (Active means having good attendance, paying 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 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.
    1. Demonstrate the Scout salute, Scout sign, and Scout handshake. Explain when you would use them.
    2. Explain the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan
    3. Explain and agree to follow the Outdoor Code.
  8. Faith
    After completing the rest of requirement 8, do these (a, b, and c):
    1. Know: Tell what you have learned about faith.
    2. 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.
    3. Practice: After doing these requirements, tell what you have learned about your beliefs.

    And do one of these (d OR e):

    1. Earn the religious emblem of your faith*
    2. 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 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.
      • 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 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.

* 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 Emblems are listed on pages 68-69.

A list of the various religious emblems, and the levels in which they can be earned is also listed on this site. Click here to see it.)

Compass Points

After you've earned the Webelos badge, you can earn the compass points emblem. It is awarded after you earn seven activity badges, four more in addition to the three you earned for the Webelos badge. Wear your compass points emblem attached to the button on the right pocket of the Webelos uniform shirt.

After you earn the compass points emblem,   you'll receive a metal compass point for each four additional activity badges you earn. Pin these compass points on the emblem in the "E," "W," or "S" positions, in any order you choose.

You can earn the emblem and all three compass points by completing 19 activity badges, including the three required for the Webelos Badge.