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Advancement

The Webelos Scout advancement plan has three parts:  The Webelos badge, the 20 activity badges, and the Arrow of Light Award.

As soon as a boy joins the Webelos den he begins working immediately on the Webelos activity badges and the requirements for the Webelos rank.  After he has earned the Webelos badge, he begins work on the requirements for the Arrow of Light award.

As he is earning these he is required to earn eight of the 20 available activity badges.  Certain activity badges are required for earning the Webelos badge and the Arrow of Light Award, while others may be selected by the boy.  The 20 activity badges are hobby and career fields ranging from science to sports.

After completing the Webelos badge, the Webelos Scout may receive compass points for earning additional activity badges.  The Compass Points emblem is presented to the boy who has earned four activity badges in addition to those required for the Webelos badge (a total of seven).  A metal compass point is awarded for each additional four activity badges earned.

The Arrow of Light Award is the highest award a boy can earn in Cub Scouting and is the only Cub Scout badge that he can wear on his Boy Scout uniform.

Meaningful advancement ceremonies are important.  Troop representatives should be involved in pack graduation ceremonies.

Webelos Badge Requirements

1.Have an adult member of your family read and sign the Parent Guide in the Webelos book.

2.Be an active member of your Webelos den for 3 months (attendance, dues, den projects).

3.Know and explain the meaning of the Webelos badge.

4.Point out and explain the parts of the Webelos Scout uniform.  Tell when to and when not to wear it.

5.Earn Fitness and two other activity badges - one from each of two different activity badge groups.

6.Plan and lead a flag ceremony in your den.

7.Show that you know and understand the requirements to be a Boy Scout.

Understand and intend to live by the:

Scout Oath or Promise

Scout Law

Scout motto

Scout slogan

Know the following and when to use them:

Scout salute

Scout sign

Scout handclasp

Understand and agree to follow the Outdoor Code.

8.Earn the religious emblem of your faith.

OR

Do two of these:

Attend the church, synagogue, mosque, or other religious organization of your choice, talk with your religious leader about your beliefs, and Tell your family and Webelos den leader what you learned.

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