The Webelos Trail
The Bobcat Trail
No matter what age or grade a child joins Cub Scouting, they must earn their Bobcat badge before they can advance to the rank of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos. A Scout must complete the Bobcat requirements. Go here Bobcat Badge for complete requirements.
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).
The Webelos program has two major milestones - the Webelos rank badge to be earned toward the end of 4th grade and the Arrow of Light to be earned in 5th grade. The final part of Webelos is bridging over into a Scout troop selected individually by the scout.
Once the goals of Webelos are understood, the methods of the program make a lot of sense!
Webelos Scouts do adventures described in their Webelos handbook that advance them towards their Webelos rank. By completing 5 core adventures, the Webelos rank is earned.
There are 5 Core (Required) Adventures in the Webelos program:
Cast Iron Chef
Duty to God and You
Stronger, Faster, Higher
Webelos Adventure: Cast Iron Chef
Do all of these:
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.
Set personal nutritional goals. Keep a food journal for one week; review your journal to determine if the goals were met.
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.
Prepare a balanced meal for your den or family; utilize one of the methods below for preparation of part of your meal:
Open campfire or charcoal
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.
Earn the religious emblem of your faith for Webelos Scouts.
Complete at least three of requirements 2a-2d:
Help plan, support, or actively participate in a service of worship or reflection. Show reverence during the service.
Review with your family or den members what you have learned about your duty to God.
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.
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:
Explain what first aid is. Tell what you should do after an accident.
Show what to do for the hurry cases of first aid:
Heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest
Show how to help a choking victim.
Show how to treat for shock.
Demonstrate that you know how to treat the following:
Cuts and scratches
Burns and scalds
Blisters on the hand and foot
Bites and stings of other insects
Put together a simple home first-aid kit. Explain what you included and how to use each item correctly.
Create and practice an emergency readiness plan for your home or den meeting place.
Visit with a first responder.
Webelos Adventure: Stronger, Faster, Higher
Do all of these:
Understand and explain why you should warm up before exercising and cool down afterward. Demonstrate the proper way to warm up and cool down.
Do these activities and record your results:
Lifting a 5-pound weight
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.
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.
With adult guidance, lead younger Scouts in a fitness game or games as a gathering activity for a pack or den meeting.
Try a new sport you have never tried before.
Webelos Adventure: Webelos Walkabout
Do all of these:
Create a hike plan
Assemble a hiking first-aid kit
Describe and identify from photos any poisonous plants and dangerous animals or insects you might encounter on your hike.
Before your hike, plan and prepare a nutritious lunch. Enjoy it on your hike, and clean up afterward.
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.
With your Webelos den or with a family member, hike 3 miles (in the country if possible).
Complete a service project on or near the hike location.
Perform one of the following leadership roles during your hike: trail leader, first-aid leader, lunch leader, or service project leader.