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1. Next den meeting May 15th @ 2pm First United Methodist Scout Room
Please bring your books so we can plan a course of action to help finish the program



Webelos Advancements

Webelos stands for "WE'll BE LOyal Scouts".

Webelos Scouts are Cub Scouts preparing to be Boy Scouts. The Webelos Scouts learn about Boy Scouts and may participate in Boy Scout meetings and activities. Their den meetings are typically held on evenings or Saturdays. They do not follow the monthly theme of the Pack, but have their own program. They are the oldest Scouts in the Pack and as such carry the responsibility of being good role models to the younger Cub Scouts. It falls upon the Webelos Scouts to help explain what exciting activities await the younger Cubs and to help the Cubs during Pack activities.

The den is central to Webelos Scouting. Webelos Scouts take more responsibility for the running of their den. And they do more things as a den. The emphasis shifts from home-centered activities to group-centered  activities similar to those they will encounter in Boy Scouting.

The major goal of Webelos Scouting is to give the Scouts a taste of what it is like to be a Boy Scout and to get them use to how Boy Scouting is structured. Webelos Scouts learn that it is their responsibility to earn  their activity badges. They are helped by their den leaders and Activity Badge Councilors (adults who volunteer to host an activity badge) and it is the den leaders who pass the Webelos Scout on the requirements. Parents play a new, more supportive, and less directive role with Webelos Scouts.

The den conducts some projects that can be credited towards the ranks and activity badges that the boys earn, but not all of the requirements are addressed at den meetings. This is deliberate. The Webelos Scouts learn that if they wish to advance, they are responsible for meeting the requirements outside den meeting times. This is patterned after the merit badge and advancement process in a Boy Scout Troop. The activities, themselves, are designed to appeal more to the older boy and are patterned after Boy Scout merit badge requirements.

It is in Webelos that world of outdoor Scouting begins to open up. With their parents, the Webelos are able to camp and go on other outdoor activities with their den and with Boy Scout Troops. They also may participate in Boy Scout Troop meetings and  other Scouting events.

In short, Webelos Scouting is the transitional program between Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting. Webelos are still under the direction of the Cubmaster, but hold their own activities and do many things too advanced for younger boys.

At the end of the Webelos program, the Scouts truly have a taste for what Boy Scouting is all about and have a head start in proceeding through the Boy Scout program.

Webelos Requirements

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 the book,  and sign it.
  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 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, Scout handshake.  Explain when you would use them.
    2. Explain the: Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto, 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):

    Earn the religious emblem of your faith*

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.

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.

Arrow of light requirements


Compass Points Emblem Requirements

  1. Earn the Webelos Badge.
  2. Earn four more activity badges for a total of seven to receive the compass points emblem.
  3. Earn one compass point pin for each additional four activity badges.
    • 11 activity badges – first point
    • 15 activity badges – second point
    • 19 activity badges – third point


Arrow of Light Requirements

Online Webelos Arrow of Light Test
  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), and earn the Webelos badge.
  2. Show your knowledge of the requirements to become a Boy Scout by doing all of these:
    • Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath or Promise and the 12 points of the Scout Law. Tell how you have practiced them in your everyday life.
    • Give and explain the Scout motto, slogan, sign, salute, and handclasp.
    • Understand the significance of the Scout badge. Know its parts and tell what each stands for.
    • Tell how a Boy Scout uniform is different from a Webelos Scout uniform.
    • Tie the joining knot (square knot)
  3. Earn five more activity badges in addition to the three you already earned for the Webelos badge. The total of eight activity badges must include:
    • Fitness (already earned for the Webelos badge)
    • Citizen
    • Readyman
    • At least one from the Outdoor Group
    • At least one from the Mental Skills Group
    • At least one from the Technology Group
    • Two more of your choice
  4. With your Cub Scout Webelos den, visit at least one Boy Scout troop meeting, and one Boy Scout-oriented outdoor activity.
  5. Participate in a Webelos overnight campout or day hike.
  6. After you have completed all five of the above requirements, and after a talk with your Webelos den leader, arrange to visit, with your parent or guardian, a meeting of a Boy Scout troop you think you might like to join. Have a conference with the Scoutmaster. Complete and turn in a "Join Boy Scouting" application to the Scoutmaster during the conference.


Webelos Super Achiever Award Requirements

Award Application - Contact Northern Star Council
  1. Earn all 20 Webelos activity pins BEFORE your Arrow of Light Ceremony.


Religious Emblem Award Requirements

BSA Site Page
Award Application -
  1. Different requirements for each religion.


World Conservation Award Requirements

  1. Earn the Forester badge.
  2. Earn the Naturalist badge.
  3. Earn the Outdoorsman badge.
  4. Participate in a den or pack conservation project.


Conservation Good Turn Award Requirements

BSA Site Page  
  1. Participate in a den or pack conservation project.
  2. Application is #21-386
  3. Award certificate is #21-389


Emergency Preparedness Award Requirements

BSA Site Page
Award Application Form
  1. Earn the Readyman activity badge from the community badge group.
  2. Build a family emergency kit, with an adult family member participating in the project. Use this Kit Checklist and keep it with your kit.
  3. With your parent or guardian's help, complete one of the following that you have not already completed for this award as a Tiger Cub or Wolf or Bear Cub Scout:
    • Take a first aid course conducted by your local American Red Cross chapter.
    • Give a presentation to your Cub Scouts Webelos den on preparing for emergencies.
    • Organize a training program for your Webelos den on stranger awareness, Internet safety, or safety at home.


Physical Fitness Award Requirements

BSA Site Page
Award Application Form
  1. Complete a cardiovascular fitness evaluation/consultation with your personal health care provider. (This can be done as part of the examination required by any council-approved class 3 medical evaluation.)
  2. Using the BSA references listed after the seven major components, give a presentation to a BSA or other community youth group (at least eight youth participants) on cardiovascular fitness, diet, the health benefits of regular aerobic exercise, exercise recommendation for the Scout-age group, and healthy lifestyles.
  3. Review the BSA guidelines for the Athletics and other physical activity or personal fitness-oriented merit badge and explain steps you have taken to follow each of the guidelines for the fitness goals. Explain precautions to be taken for a physical fitness activity in each of the following: woods, fields, facilities, and waterfront.
  4. Explain to your mentor the symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia. Explain the special considerations for preventing dehydration and hypothermia.
  5. Properly outfit for physical activities with proper equipment, clothing, and footwear. Know your own capabilities and limitations. Illustrate how you would prepare for the physical fitness goals included in the award program.
  6. With supervision from your mentor or other qualified persons, set up a fitness goal-oriented plan using the seven major components of fitness.
  7. Demonstrate your ability to improve your strength, posture, endurance, agility, speed, accuracy, and balance with your own goal-oriented fitness plan.  


Crime Prevention Award Requirements

Info Page
Award Application Form
  1. Earn the Citizen and Family Member activity badges.
  2. Discuss drugs and crime, gangs and crime, graffiti and crime, and peers and crime.
  3. Participate with your family, Cub Scout Webelos den, pack, or friends in a crime prevention project, either an original project or a project of a neighborhood- or community-based organization.
  4. Purchase at Northern Star council service center.


Historic Trails Award Requirements

BSA Site Page and Application Form
  1. Locate a historic trail or site and study information relating to it.
  2. Hike or camp two days and one night along the trail or in the vicinity of the site.
  3. Cooperate with an adult group such as a historic society to restore and mark all or part of this trail or site. (This may be done during the hike or overnight camp.) Or cooperate with such a group to plan and stage a historic pageant, ceremony, or other public event related to this trail or site - such an event should be large enough to merit coverage by the local press.


U.S.A. Heritage Award Requirements

Info Page
Award Application Form
    When boys and leaders complete the requirements they may purchase a medal and/or patch.
  1. Tell when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
  2. Learn the first verse of the national anthem.
  3. Know the Pledge of Allegiance. Explain what it means.
  4. Learn about the U.S. Flag:
    • What colors does the U.S. flag have?
    • How many stars are on the flag? What do the stars symbolize?
    • How many stripes are on the flag? What colors are they? What do the stripes symbolize?
    • How do you show respect for the flag?
  5. List the 13 original states.
  6. Know the name of the current U.S. President.
  7. Do one of the following:
    • Write a story or poem about one of these topis: Why America is Special to Me, What It Means To Be Free, If I Were President...
    • Draw a picture of a famous person in American history and tell what he/she did.
  8. Render a service that benefits a neighborhood or community.


Leave No Trace Awareness Award Requirements

BSA Guidelines Page
    Requirements for the award are detailed in Leave No Trace Frontcountry Guidelines (BSA No. 13-032) above. When boys and leaders complete the requirements they may purchase a Cub Scout Leave No Trace patch (No. 08797). Both the publication and patch are available through local councils.
  1. Discuss with your leader or parent/guardian the importance of the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines.
  2. On three separate outings, practice the frontcountry guidelines of Leave No Trace.
  3. Earn the Outdoorsman activity badge
  4. Participate in a Leave No Trace - related service project.
  5. Promise to practice the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines by signing the Cub Scout Leave No Trace Pledge.
  6. Draw a poster to illustrate the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines and display it at a pack meeting.


Service to America Award Requirements

Information Page
Application Form
  1. Perform 12 hours of vounteer work for the National Park Service on a project they have specified.

Webelos Den (4th Grade)

Den Leader:  Jason Saint
Cell Phone: 256-609-6039
            Home Phone: 256-594-1162

Assistant Den Leader: Susan Saint
Cell Phone: 256-647-3942
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Health Form A,B & C.pdf Medical Forms for Campouts  
Webelos Camping Packing List.docx Camping Packing List