Webelos Study Guide
This information is from the previous Webelos program, valid to June, 2015.
- Have an adult member of your family read and sign the Parent Guide in the front of the Webelos Scout Book.
- Be an active member of your Webelos den for 3 months (Active means having good attendance, paying den dues, working on den projects).
- Know and explain the meaning of the Webelos badge. The Webelos badge is like the emblem on the Webelos cap, except that it also has the word 'Webelos' and the Scout badge. The emblem is made up of a gold Scout badge with a blue 'W,' for Webelos, on it. It shows that you are moving from Cub Scouting to Boy Scouting.
- Point out and explain the three parts of the Webelos Scout uniform. Tell when to wear the uniform and when not to wear it.
- Webelos Scouts may wear either the blue uniform they wore as Cub Scouts or the khaki and tan uniform they will wear as Boy Scouts. You and your family decide which one you will wear. With either basic uniform, Webelos Scouts wear the Webelos cap, Webelos neckerchief, and Webelos neckerchief slide.
- Wear your uniform:
- To all den meetings and pack meetings.
- On campouts and other den activities.
- At den service projects.
- During Anniversary Week in February.
- Do not wear your uniform:
- When you are involved in any distinctly political activity.
- When you are appearing on the stage professionally.
- When you are participating in demonstrations not authorized by the Boy Scouts of America.
- Earn the Fitness activity badge,Citizen activity badge,and one other activity badge from a different badge group.
- Plan and lead a flag ceremony in your den that includes the U.S. flag.
- Here are some ideas:
- Have the Webelos Scouts give the Cub Scout salute and repeat the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
- Parade the U.S. flag and the den flag past the line of Webelos Scouts, who stand at attention and salute.
- Plan a ceremony on the history of the flag. Each boy in the den can make and color a different paper flag to show how our present flag developed out of earlier flags.
- Have the Webelos Scouts march past the flag, giving the proper salute.
- Here are some ideas:
- Show that you know and understand the requirements to be a Boy Scout. Study Aid Here
- Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake. Explain when you would use them.
- Explain the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto, and Scout Slogan
- Explain and agree to follow the Outdoor Code.
- Describe the Scout badge.
- Demonstrate tying the square knot.
- Meet age requirements: Be a boy who has completed the fifth grade, or is 11 years old, or has earned the Arrow of Light Award, but is under 18 years old.
- Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
- Find a Scout troop near your home.
- With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet 'How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide' from the Cub Scouts of America Webelos book.
- Participate in a Scoutmaster conference with a Boy Scouts of America registered Scoutmaster.
Do either of these:
- Earn the religious emblem of your faith OR
- Do two of these: (Use this Worksheet to track activity)
- Attend the mosque, church, synagogue, temple, or other religious organization of your choice and 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.
- Know: Tell what you have learned about faith.
- 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.
- Practice: After doing these requirements, tell what you have learned about your beliefs.
Jun 05, 2014 - Cubmaster Guy
Not bad, but your explanation of requirement 7 isn't correct. The Webelos Handbook, page 49, states specifically what a Webelos Scout is responsible for knowing, and it's only the Scout salute, handshake, sign; the Scout Oath, Law, motto, and slogan; Outdoor Code. Everything else listed is adding to the requirements, and that is expressly forbidden by the Guide to Advancement.Jun 05, 2014 - Cubmaster Guy
In fact, the requirement does not require memorization, merely that the Scout be able to explain. A Scout could read it from a book or sheet and explain what it means.Jun 06, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@Guy - This page is titled "Webelos Study Guide" and is intended to give more information for those looking. The specific Webelos requirements are on the Webelos Requirements page. For #7 on this page, the actual Boy Scout Joining requirements are all listed so Webelos and their parents are aware of all of them. Also, when a requirement states "KNOW and explain ..." or "KNOW and understand...", that requires more than just reading it off a sheet. It means the information is in the mind. A scout should have an answer ready when prompted with, "So, what can you tell me about the Webelos badge?"Aug 23, 2014 - Jeff
I'm having trouble finding the specific requirements for my son to earn the religious emblem of your faith. The religion is Buddhist. Any help you could offer would be welcomed. Thanks.Aug 23, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@Jeff - Please see this BSA page.Nov 12, 2014 - scoutermomma
im looking for ideas to make our Faith discussion a little more fun. Anyone have any possible games or activities they've had success with in the past? TIA!!!Sep 21, 2015 - Angela
Could you update this for the new criteria?Sep 21, 2015 - Scouter Paul
@Angela - No, this page is no longer relevant. Earning Webelos is just completing well-defined adventures. Earning Arrow of Light is similarly well-defined. The core adventures for Webelos and Arrow of Light already have pages with some ideas and suggestions on this site.
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