The Webelos

Webelos dens are for boys who have completed third grade (or reached age 10). Webelos Scouts get to work on the five required Webelos adventures and choose two of the 18 elective adventures that are shared by the Webelos and Arrow of Light ranks. 
When a boy has done the requirements for an adventure, the Webelos den leader, rather than a parent, approves most of the adventures. For each adventure a boy completes, he receives a pin to wear on the Webelos colors or on his hat. After completing seven adventures, including five required adventures and two elective adventures, a Scout can receive the Webelos badge.

After he has earned the Webelos badge, a Webelos Scout can work on the remaining 18 shared Webelos and Arrow of Light electives until he finishes fourth grade (or turns 11 years old). He can choose elective adventures that may show him new hobbies and teach him skills that will be useful during his Boy Scout years. When he completes an elective adventure, he receives an additional adventure pin to wear on the Webelos colors or on his hat.   


The Webelos Required Adventures
Webelos Required Adventure: Cast Iron Chef
Complete at least Requirements 1 and 2 below.
  • REQUIREMENT 1. Plan a menu for a balanced meal for your den or family. Determine the budget for the meal. If possible, shop for the items on your menu. Stay within your budget.
  • REQUIREMENT 2. Prepare a balanced meal for your den or family. If possible, use one of these methods for preparation of part of the meal: camp stove, Dutch oven, box oven, solar oven, open campfire, or charcoal grill. Demonstrate an understanding of food safety practices while preparing the meal.
  • REQUIREMENT 3. Use tinder, kindling, and fuel wood to demonstrate how to build a fire in an appropriate outdoor location. If circumstances permit and there is no local restriction on fires, show how to safely light the fire, under the supervision of an adult. After allowing the fire to burn safely, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.

Webelos Required Adventure: Duty to God and You
Complete Requirement 1 and at least two others of your choice.
  • REQUIREMENT 1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
  • REQUIREMENT 2. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age, if you have not done so already. 
  • REQUIREMENT 3. 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.
  • REQUIREMENT 4. 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 Required Adventure: First Responder
Complete Requirement 1 and at least five others.
  • REQUIREMENT 1. Explain what first aid is. Tell what you should do after an accident.
  • REQUIREMENT 2. Show what to do for hurry cases of first aid: Serious bleeding, heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest, stopped breathing, stroke, poisoning
  • REQUIREMENT 3. Show how to help a choking victim. 
  • REQUIREMENT 4. Show how to treat for shock.
  • REQUIREMENT 5. Demonstrate how to treat at least five of the following:
    • A. Cuts and scratches, 
    • B. Burns and scalds, 
    • C. Sunburn,
    • D. Blisters on the hand or foot, 
    • E. Tick bites, 
    • F. Bites and stings of other insects, 
    • G. Venomous snakebites, 
    • H. Nosebleed, 
    • I. Frostbite
  • REQUIREMENT 6. Put together a simple home first-aid kit. Explain what you included and how to use each item correctly.
  • REQUIREMENT 7. Create and practice an emergency readiness plan for your home or den meeting place.
  • REQUIREMENT 8. Visit with a first responder or health care professional. 

Webelos Required Adventure: Stronger, Faster, Higher 
Complete Requirements 1-3 and at least one other.
  • REQUIREMENT 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.
  • REQUIREMENT 2. Do these activities and record your results: 20 yard dash, vertical jump, lifting a 5 pound weight, push-ups, curls, jumping rope.
  • REQUIREMENT 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.
  • REQUIREMENT 4. Try a new sport that you have never tried before.
  • REQUIREMENT 5. 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 try to improve your time over a two week period.
  • REQUIREMENT 6. With adult guidance, help younger Scouts by leading them in a fitness game or games.

Webelos Required Adventure: Webelos Walkabout
Complete Requirements 1-4 and at least one other.
  • REQUIREMENT 1. Plan a hike or outdoor activity. 
  • REQUIREMENT 2. Assemble a first aid kit suitable for your hike or activity.
  • REQUIREMENT 3. 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.
  • REQUIREMENT 4. With your Webelos den or with a family member, hike 3 miles. Before your hike, plan and prepare a nutritious lunch or snack. Enjoy it on your hike, and clean up afterward.
  • REQUIREMENT 5. Describe and identify from photos any poisonous plants and dangerous animals and insects you might encounter on your hike or activity.
  • REQUIREMENT 6. Perform one of the following leadership roles during your hike: trail leader, first aid leader, or lunch or snack leader.




 
Notes for Parents
  1. Your scout's Den Leader, rather than the parent, will approve and  track the Den Adventures in Scoutbook**, our online tracking system. This system is web based and mobile friendly.
  2. You can use the Scout Handbook to help track each of the adventure requirements completed with the Family.  There are places to "Sign Off" on each requirement in the handbook to keep track. 
  3. Start a Scout Folder to store papers and projects as your scout completes them.
  4. If you do not have access to Scoutbook, please bring the Handbook (and folder) to a Den meeting to have your family activities recorded in the system by the Den Leader.
** You may need to create an account the first time you access the system