Webelo – Fourth Grade
A 10 year old or boy or girl in the fourth grade joins Cub Scouting as a Webelo.
Our Webelo Program
Webelo is a family-oriented program! A group of six to eight boys or girls meet together in a group called a den. Dens meet approximately twice per month. Webelo scouts have fun participating in den meetings and outings while making memories together.
In addition to den meetings, Webelo Scouts attend our monthly pack meetings and other exciting pack activities. Members of the whole family are welcome to participate in meetings and events!
Like all other new Cub Scouts, a Webelo must first earn their Bobcat rank. After completing the requirements for Bobcat they may go on to complete the requirements for the Webelo rank and the many
electives that are offered for the rank.
- Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed.
- Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed.
- Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
- Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell what it means.
- Say the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
- Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
- With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide—Bobcat Requirements.
To obtain the Webelo rank:
1. Webelo scouts must complete each of the following required adventures with their den or family:
- Cast Iron Chef
- Duty to God and You
- First Responder
- Stronger, Faster, Higher
- Webelos Walkabout
2. Complete two Webelo elective adventures from the following list:
- Adventures in Science
- Art Explosion
- Aware and Care
- Build It
- Build My Own Hero
- Earth Rocks!
- Fix It
- Game Design
- Into the Wild
- Into the Woods
- Looking Back, Looking Forward
- Project Family
3. With a parent or adult partner, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect You Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age.
Webelo Scouts may choose to wear either the blue Webelo uniform based on the Cub Scout uniform or the tan/olive uniform similar to the one that older Scouts wear. They should wear it to all den meetings, pack meetings, and special pack activities.
For the tan/olive uniform, youth wear the official Scout olive trousers or shorts and official Scout tan long- or short-sleeved shirt with blue shoulder loops. Official blue socks (with gold tops) are worn with the blue uniform, and official olive socks (with red tops) are worn with the tan/olive uniform.
With either uniform, all Webelo Scouts should wear the Webelo neckerchief (plaid with the Webelo emblem), Webelo neckerchief slide (handmade slides are also acceptable), Webelo cap, and Webelo belt buckle.
Cub Scouts are provided with a Pack t-shirt as part of their membership. The Pack 142 t-shirt is to be worn during certain activities and outings.
The success of a Webelo Scout den depends on active, enthusiastic families working alongside a knowledgeable, well-trained den leader. The Webelo Scout den leader plans and carries out a year-round program of activities for the Webelo Scout den and gives the program continuity. Using the concept of shared leadership, the Webelo Scout den leader works with a different youth–adult partner team each month to plan den meetings, a Go See It outing, and the den’s part in the pack meeting. (Some teams may serve more than one month, depending on den size.)
Shared leadership is a key element of the Webelo Scout program because direct adult involvement is important for boys at this age. Through this sharing of leadership, each youth and adult partner team is given an opportunity to lead. Shared leadership also brings a wealth of knowledge and variety to the program as each host team has something different to bring to the program.
To find out more information about our Webelo program or Pack 142, please email [email protected].