WEBELOS Rank Advancement
Here’s How to Help Your Scout Advance!
To earn the Webelos badge (“Webelos” stands for “WE’ll BE LOyal Scouts”), a youth must complete five required adventures, plus one elective adventure, and complete the Cyber Chip award for their age.
The required adventures are:
- Cast Iron Chef is great for weekend events because of the fire building activity. Nutritional goals and plan a menu can be done at home, as can prepare a meal and show food safety practices.
- Duty to God and You will often be an at-home because faith beliefs in Scouting are determined by the family and everyone's duty is different.
- First Responder covers basic first aid and emergency preparedness. This isn't one to "short cut", but it is one to "seek help" on, by finding a family member in the medical world and/or seeking out a school nurse or someone who can assist with this.
- Stronger, Faster, Higher covers fitness, and exercise. It involves running and jumping and sports and has lots of activity, so it won't be a test to keep the Scout's attention. But it could also be done as a weekend activity, especially because part of it involves leading younger Scouts in fitness games.
- Webelos Walkabout is all about taking a 3-mile hike safely and with fun. Do all your sessions as hikes, even if just around your meeting location, and get out and about, because there are so many places to hike around town.
After finishing the requirements for an adventure, the Webelos den leader, rather than a parent, approves most of the adventures. For each adventure completed, youth receive a pin to wear on the Webelos colors or on their hat.
In addition to those 6 adventures, there are additional elective adventures in the Webelos handbook used by both the Webelos and Arrow of Light ranks. More information about Webelos adventures is available at this Webelos resource page, which has both fun ideas for dens to do as a group and Family-Led Adventure resources for parents to do on their own schedules.