The Webelos Adventure

Getting Started

As with all Cub Scout ranks, you must first earn the Bobcat Rank 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 TigerWolf or Bear)

The Webelos Badge and the Arrow of Light are two separate awards for boys in 4th and 5th grade. The badges can be earned in any order, or simultaneously. Each badge requires 7 Adventures, 5 are required Adventures for the Webelos badge, and 4 are required Adventures for the Arrow of Light Badge.


Webelos Rank Requirements


    1. Be an active member of your Webelos den for three months (Being active means having good attendance, paying your den dues, and working on den projects.)
    2. Complete each of the following Webelos required adventures with your den or family:
      1. Cast Iron Chef
      2. Duty to God and You
      3. First Responder
      4. Stronger, Faster, Higher
      5. Webelos Walkabout
    3. Complete two Webelos elective adventures of your den or family's choosing.
    4. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. *
    * If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian.

    Webelos Required Adventures


    Webelos Adventure: Cast Iron Chef
    1. 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. 
    2. Set personal nutritional goals.  Keep a food journal for one week; review your journal to determine if the goals were met.
    3. 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.
    4. Prepare a balanced meal for your den or family; utilize one of the methods below for preparation of part of your meal:
      1. Dutch oven
      2. Box oven
      3. Solar oven
      4. Open campfire or charcoal
    5. 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.
    1. Earn the religious emblem of your faith for Webelos Scouts. 
    2. Complete at least three of requirements 2a–2d:
      1. Help plan, support, or actively participate in a service of worship or reflection.  Show reverence during the service.
      2. Review with your family or den members what you have learned about your duty to God.
      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.
      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 Adventure: First Responder
    1. Explain what first aid is. Tell what you should do after an accident.
    2. Show what to do for the hurry cases of first aid:
      1. Serious bleeding 
      2. Heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest
      3. Stopped breathing
      4. Stroke
      5. Poisoning
    3. Show how to help a choking victim.
    4. Show how to treat for shock.
    5. Demonstrate that you know how to treat the following:
      1. Cuts and scratches
      2. Burns and scalds
      3. Sunburn
      4. Blisters on the hand and foot
      5. Tick bites
      6. Bites and stings of other insects
      7. Venomous snakebite
      8. Nosebleed
      9. Frostbite
    6. Put together a simple home first-aid kit. Explain what you included and how to use each item correctly.
    7. Create and practice an emergency readiness plan for your home or den meeting place.
    8. Visit with a first responder.
    Webelos Adventure: Stronger, Faster, Higher
    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.
    2. Do these activities and record your results: 
      1. 20-yard dash
      2. Vertical jump
      3. Lifting a 5-pound weight
      4. Push-ups
      5. Curls
      6. Jumping rope
    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.
    4. 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.
    5. With adult guidance, lead younger Scouts in a fitness game or games as a gathering activity for a pack or   den meeting.
    6. Try a new sport you have never tried before.
    Webelos Adventure: Webelos Walkabout
    1. Create a hike plan.
    2. Assemble a hiking first-aid kit. 
    3. Describe and identify from photos any poisonous plants and dangerous animals and insects you might encounter on your hike.
    4. Before your hike, plan and prepare a nutritious lunch. Enjoy it on your hike, and clean up afterward.
    5. 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.
    6. With your Webelos den or with a family member, hike 3 miles (in the country if possible).
    7. Complete a service project on or near the hike location.
    8. Perform one of the following leadership roles during your hike: trail leader, first-aid leader, lunch leader, or service project leader.

    Webelos / Arrow of Light Elective Adventures