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Cub Scout Webelos Rank Requirements

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Do you need the Webelos rank requirements for your Cub Scouts? You'll find all of them below.

What is a Webelos?

Webelos is a Cub Scout rank

It stands for “WE'll BE LOyal Scouts.” The “S” on the end doesn't make Webelos plural. Because that “S” stands for “scouts,” you should never pronounce it “Webelo” even if you're only referring to one Webelos.

How Old Are Webelos?

Boys and girls who are in fourth grade are Webelos. That makes them about 10 years old.

To earn their rank badge, Webelos complete six “adventures,” which are collections of themed, multidisciplinary activities.  They also complete safety exercises.

Below, you’ll find the exact Webelos requirements for each of the adventures.

Webelos Rank Requirements

  1. Be an active member of your Webelos den for three months.
  2. Complete each of the five required adventures.
    • Cast Iron Chef
    • Duty to God and You
    • First Responder
    • Stronger, Faster, Higher
    • Webelos Walkabout 
  3. In addition to the five required adventures listed complete at least one elective adventure of your den's or family's choosing for a total of at least six adventures.
  4. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and watch the Protect Yourself Rules video for your grade.

Webelos Required Adventures

Your Webelos must complete all five of these adventures to earn his Webelos badge.

Webelos Cast Iron Chef

Fun ideas for the Cast Iron Chef adventure

Webelos Adventure: Cast Iron Chef

Complete requirements 1 and 2. Requirement 3 is optional.

  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.
  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.
  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 Duty to God and You

Fun ideas for this adventure coming soon!

Webelos Adventure: Duty to God and You

Complete requirement 1 and at least two others.

  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.
  2. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age, if you have not done so already.
  3. Discuss with your family, family’s faith leader, or other caring 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 First Responder

Activities for the First Responder adventure

Webelos Adventure: First Responder

Complete Requirement 1 and at least five others.

  1. Explain what first aid is. Tell what you should do after an accident.
  2. Show what to do for hurry cases of first aid: Serious bleeding, heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest, stopped breathing, stroke, poisoning
  3. Show how to help a choking victim.
  4. Show how to treat for shock.
  5. Demonstrate how to treat at least five of the following:
    • Cuts and scratches
    • Burns and scalds
    • Sunburn
    • Blisters on the hand or foot
    • Tick bites
    • Bites and stings of other insect
    • Venomous snakebites
    • Nosebleed
    • 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 or health care professional.
Webelos Stronger Faster Higher

Suggestions for the Stronger, Faster, Higher adventure

Webelos Adventure: Stronger, Faster, Higher

Complete Requirements 1-3 and at least one other.

  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: 20-yard dash, vertical jump, lifting a 5 pound weight, push-ups, curls, 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. Try a new sport that you have never tried before.
  5. With your den, prepare a fitness course or series of games that includes jumping, avoiding obstacles, weightlifting, and running. Time yourself going through the course, and try to improve your time over a two-week period.
  6. With adult guidance, help younger Scouts by leading them in a fitness game or games.
Webelos Webelos Walkabout

Recommendations for the Webelos Walkabout adventure

Webelos Adventure: Webelos Walkabout

Complete Requirements 1-4 and at least one other. 

  1. Plan a hike or outdoor activity.
  2. Assemble a first aid kit suitable for your hike or activity.
  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.
  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.
  5. Describe and identify from photos any poisonous plants and dangerous animals and insects you might encounter on your hike or activity.
  6. Perform one of the following leadership roles during your hike: trail leader, first aid leader, or lunch or snack leader.

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Webelos Elective Adventures

Your Webelos must complete ONE of these adventures to earn their Webelos rank badge.  But you aren’t limited to just one–your family or your den may choose to do as many of these as you would like.
This list also serves as the Arrow of Light elective adventures.

Webelos Arrow of Light Aquanaut

Suggestions for the Aquanaut adventure

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Aquanaut

Complete Requirements 1-4 and at least two others.

  1. State the safety precautions you need to take before doing any water activity.
  2. Discuss the importance of learning the skills you need to know before going boating.
  3. Explain the meaning of “order of rescue” and demonstrate the reach and throw rescue techniques from land.
  4. Attempt the BSA swimmer test.
  5. Demonstrate the precautions you must take before attempting to dive headfirst into the water, and attempt a front surface dive.
  6. Learn and demonstrate two of the following strokes: crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, or elementary backstroke.
  7. Invite a current or former lifeguard, or member of a rescue squad, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, or other armed forces branch who has had swimming and rescue training to your den meeting. Find out what training and other experiences this person has had.
  8. Demonstrate how to correctly fasten a life jacket that is the right size for you. Jump into water over your head. Swim 25 feet wearing the life jacket. Get out of the water, remove the life jacket, and hang it where it will dry.
  9. If you are a qualified swimmer, select a paddle of the proper size, and paddle a canoe with an adult’s supervision.
Webelos Arrow of Light Art Explosion

Ideas for the Art Explosion adventure

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Art Explosion

Complete Requirements 1-3.  Requirement 4 is optional.

  1. Visit an art museum, gallery, or exhibit. Discuss with an adult the art you saw.  What did you like?
  2. Create two self-portraits using two different techniques, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and computer illustration.
  3. Do two of the following:
    • Draw or paint an original picture outdoors, using the art materials of your choice.
    • Use clay to sculpt a simple form.
    • Create an object using clay that can be fired, baked in the oven, or air dried.
    • Create a freestanding sculpture or mobile using wood, metal, papier-mâché, or found or recycled objects.
    • Make a display of origami or kirigami projects.
    • Use a computer illustration or painting program to create a work of art.
    • Create an original logo or design. Transfer the design onto a T-shirt, hat, or other object.
    • Using a camera or other electronic device, take at least 10 photos of your family, a pet, or scenery. Use photo-editing software to crop, lighten or darken, and change some of the photos.
    • Create a comic strip with original characters. Include at least four panels to tell a story centered on one of the points of the Scout Law. Characters can be hand-drawn or computer-generated.  
  4. Choose one of the following methods to show your artwork:
    • Create a hard-copy or digital portfolio of your projects. Share it with your family or members of your den or pack.
    • Display your artwork in a pack, school, or community art show.
Webelos Arrow of Light Aware and Care

Recommendations for the Aware and Care adventure

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Aware and Care

Complete the following requirements. 

  1. Develop an awareness of the challenges of the blind or visually impaired through participation in an activity that simulates blindness or visual impairment. Alternatively, participate in an activity that simulates the challenges of being deaf or hard of hearing.
  2. Engage in an activity that simulates mobility impairment. Alternatively, take part in an activity that simulates dexterity impairment.
  3. With your den, participate in an activity that focuses on the acceptance of differences in general.
  4. Do two of the following:
    • Do a Good Turn for residents at a skilled nursing facility or retirement community.
    • Invite an individual with a disability to visit your den, and discuss what activities he or she currently finds challenging or found challenging in the past.
    • Attend a disabilities event such as a Special Olympics competition, an adaptive sports event, a performance with sign language interpretation, or an activity with service dogs. Tell your den what you thought about the experience.
    • Talk to someone who works with people who have disabilities. Ask what that person does and how he or she helps people with disabilities. e. Using American Sign Language, sign the Scout Oath.
    • With the help of an adult, contact a service dog organization, and learn the entire process from pup training to assignment to a client.
    • Participate in a service project that focuses on a specific disability.
    • Participate in an activity with an organization whose members are disabled.
Webelos Arrow of Light Build It

Activities for the Build It adventure

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Build It

Complete the following requirements.

  1. Learn about some basic tools and the proper use of each tool. Learn about and understand the need for safety when you work with tools.
  2. With the guidance of your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, select a carpentry project and build it.
  3. List the tools that you use safely as you build your project; create a list of materials needed to build your project. Put a checkmark next to the tools on your list that you used for the first time.
  4. Learn about a construction career. With your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, visit a construction site, and interview someone working in a construction career.
Webelos Arrow of Light Castaway

Ideas for the Castaway adventure

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Castaway

Complete Requirements 1 and 2.

  1. Complete A. and your choice of B. or C.
    A. On a campout or outdoor activity with your den or family, cook two different recipes that do not require pots and pans.
    B. With the help of an adult, demonstrate one way to light a fire without using matches.
    C. Using tree limbs or branches that have already fallen or been cut, build a shelter that will protect you overnight.  
  2. Do all of the following.
    • Learn what items should be in an outdoor survival kit that you can carry in a small bag or box in a day pack. Assemble your own small survival kit, and explain to your den leader why the items you chose are important for survival.
    • With your den, demonstrate two ways to treat drinking water to remove impurities.
    • Discuss what to do if you become lost in the woods. Tell what the letters “S-T-O-P” stand for. Tell what the universal emergency signal is. Describe three ways to signal for help. Demonstrate one of them. Describe what you can do to help rescuers find you.
    • Make a list of four qualities you think a leader should have in an emergency and why they are important to have. Pick two of them, and act them out for your den. Describe how each relates to a point of the Scout Law. Describe how working on this adventure gave you a better understanding of the Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared.”.
Webelos AoL Earth Rocks

Fun ideas for this adventure coming soon!

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Earth Rocks!

Complete all Requirements.

  1. Do the following:
    • Explain the meaning of the word “geology.”
    • Explain why this kind of science is an important part of your world.  
  2. Look for different kinds of rocks or minerals while on a rock hunt with your family or your den.
  3. Do the following:
    • Identify the rocks you see on your rock hunt. Use the information in your handbook to determine which types of rocks you have collected.
    • With a magnifying glass, take a closer look at your collection. Determine any differences between your specimens.
    • Share what you see with your family or den.  
  4. Do the following:
    • With your family or den, make a mineral test kit, and test minerals according to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
    • Record the results in your handbook.  
  5. Identify on a map of your state some geological features in your area.
  6. Do the following:
    • Identify some of the geological building materials used in building your home.
    • Identify some of the geological materials used around your community.
Webelos AoL Engineer

Recommendations for the Engineer adventure

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Engineer

Complete requirements 1 and 2. Requirements 3 and 4 are optional.

  1. Pick one type of engineer. With the help of the Internet, your local library, or an engineer, discover three things that describe what that engineer does. (To use the Internet, be sure that you have a current Cyber Chip or that you have permission from your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian.) Share your findings with your Webelos den.
  2. Learn to follow engineering design principles by doing the following:
    • Examine a set of blueprints or specifications. Using these as a model, prepare your own set of blueprints or specifications to design a project.
    • Using the blueprints or specifications from your own design, complete your project. Your project may be something useful or something fun.
    • Share your project with others at a den or pack meeting.  
  3. Explore other fields of engineering and how they have helped form our past, present, and future.
  4. Pick and do two projects using the engineering skills you have learned. Share your projects with your den, and also exhibit them at a pack meeting.
Webelos Arrow of Light Game Design

Suggestions for the Game Design adventure

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Game Design

Complete the following requirements.

  1. Decide on the elements for a game.
  2. List at least five of the online safety rules that you put into practice while using the Internet on your computer or smartphone. Skip this if your Cyber Chip is current.
  3. Create your game.
  4. Teach an adult or another Scout how to play your game.
Webelos AoL Into the Wild

Ideas for the Into the Wild adventure

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Wild

Complete at least six of the following requirements. 

  1. Collect and care for an “insect, amphibian, or reptile zoo.” You might have crickets, ants, grasshoppers, a lizard, or a toad (but be careful not to collect or move endangered species protected by federal or state law). Study them for a while and then let them go. Share your experience with your Webelos den.
  2. Set up an aquarium or terrarium. Keep it for at least a month. Share your experience with your Webelos den by showing them photos or drawings of your project or by having them visit to see your project.
  3. Watch for birds in your yard, neighborhood, or area for one week. Identify the birds you see, and write down where and when you saw them.
  4. Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home. Find out which birds use these flyways.
  5. Watch at least four wild creatures (reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, fish, insects, or mammals) in the wild. Describe the kind of place (forest, field, marsh, yard, or park) where you saw them. Tell what they were doing.
  6. Identify an insect, reptile, bird, or other wild animal that is found only in your area of the country. Tell why it survives in your area.
  7. Give examples of at least two of the following:
    • A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem
    • One way humans have changed the balance of nature
    • How you can help protect the balance of nature
  8. Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area. Talk with your Webelos den leader or family about the important role aquatic ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting lifecycles of wildlife and humans, and list three ways you can help. 
  9. Do ONE of the following:
    • Visit a museum of natural history, a nature center, or a zoo with your family, Webelos den, or pack. Tell what you saw.
    • Create a video of a wild creature doing something interesting, and share it with your family and den.
Webelos Arrow of Light Into the Woods

Recommendations for the Into the Woods adventure

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Woods

Complete requirements 1-4 and one other. 

  1. Identify two different groups of trees and the parts of a tree.
  2. Identify four trees common to the area where you live. Tell whether they are native to your area. Tell how both wildlife and humans use them.
  3. Identify four plants common to the area where you live. Tell which animals use them and for what purpose.
  4. Develop a plan to care for and then plant at least one plant or tree, either indoors in a pot or outdoors. Tell how this plant or tree helps the environment in which it is planted and what the plant or tree will be used for.
  5. Make a list of items in your home that are made from wood and share it with your den. Or with your den, take a walk and identify useful things made from wood.
  6. Explain how the growth rings of a tree trunk tell its life story. Describe different types of tree bark and explain what the bark does for the tree.
  7. Visit a nature center, nursery, tree farm, or park, and speak with someone knowledgeable about trees and plants that are native to your area. Explain how plants and trees are important to our ecosystem and how they improve our environment.

Fun ideas for this adventure coming soon!

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Sports

Complete the following requirements. 

  1. Show the signals used by officials in one of these sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, or hockey.
  2. Participate in two sports, either as an individual or part of a team.
  3. Complete the following requirements:
    • Explain what good sportsmanship means.
    • Role-play a situation that demonstrates good sportsmanship.
    • Give an example of a time when you experienced or saw someone showing good sportsmanship.