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WEBELOS Badge Requirements

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These are the requirements as they appear
in the 2003 edition of the Webelos Handbook (33452).

(Revisions to requirements are shown in bold underlined type.
Deletions are shown struck through in red italics, like this text.

To see the current requirements with no highlighting of the changes, Click Here

To see the OLD requirements (as they appeared in the 1998 edition of the Webelos Scout Book - #33108), Click Here.

  • Boys who became Webelos Scouts after August 1, 2005, are required to use the new book (33452).


As with all Cub Scout ranks, you must first earn the Bobcat Badge 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 Wolf or Bear).


  1. Have an adult member of your family read the Webelos Scout Parent Guide that comes with this book (see pages 1-22 444-460) and sign here.

  2. Be an active member of your Webelos den for 3 months (Active means having good attendance, paying den dues, working on den projects).

  3. Know and explain the meaning of the Webelos badge.

  4. Point out the three special parts of the Webelos Scout uniform. Tell when to wear the uniform and when not to wear it.

  5. Earn the Fitness and Citizen activity badge badges and one two other activity badge badges from a different activity group groups.

  6. Plan and lead a flag ceremony in your den that includes the U.S. flag.

  7. Show that you know and understand the requirements to be a Boy Scout.

    1. Demonstrate the Scout salute, Scout sign, and Scout handshake. Explain when you would use them.
      Understand and intend to live by the:

      • Scout Oath

      • Scout Law

      • Scout motto,

      • Scout slogan

    2. Explain the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan
      Know the following and when to use them:

      • Scout salute,

      • Scout sign,

      • Scout handclasp

    3. Explain Understand and agree to follow the Outdoor Code.

  8. Faith
    After completing the rest of requirement 8, do these (a, b, and c):

    1. Know: Tell what you have learned about faith.

    2. Commit: Tell how these faith experiences help you live your duty to God. Name one faith practice that you will continue to do in the future.

    3. Practice: After doing these requirements, tell what you have learned about your beliefs.

    And do one of these (d OR e):

    1. a. Earn the religious emblem of your faith*
                OR

    2. b. Do two of these:

      • Attend the mosque, church, synagogue, temple, mosque, or other religious organization of your choice, talk with your religious leader about your beliefs., and tell Tell your family and your Webelos den leader about what you learned.

      • Discuss with your family and Webelos den leader Tell how your religious beliefs fit in with the Scout Oath and Scout Law, Discuss this with your family and Webelos den leader: What and what character-building traits do your religious beliefs have in common with and the Scout Oath and Scout Law. have in common?

      • With your religious leader, discuss and make a plan to do write down two things you think will help you draw nearer to God. Do these things  for a month.

      • For at least a month, pray Pray to God or meditate reverently each day as taught by your family, and by your church, temple, mosque, synagogue, or religious group. Do this for at least one month.

      • Under the direction of your religious leader, do an act of service for someone else. Talk about your service with your family and Webelos den leader. Tell them how it made you feel.

      • List at least two ways you believe you have lived according to your religious beliefs.

* If you earned your faith's religious emblem earlier in Cub Scouting, and your faith does not have a Webelos religious emblem, you must complete requirement 8e. when you were a Wolf or Bear Cub Scout, you must do two of the other religious requirements listed under (b).
Completion of requirement 8e does not qualify a youth to receive the religious emblem of his faith.
Webelos Emblems are listed on pages 68-69 434-435.

Completion of requirement (b) does not qualify a youth to receive the religious emblem of his faith.

A list of the various religious emblems, and the levels in which they can be earned is also listed on this site.  Click here to see it.)


COMPASS POINTS

After you've earned the Webelos badge, you can earn the compass points emblem. It is awarded after you earn seven activity badges, four more in addition to the three you earned for the Webelos badge. Wear your compass points emblem attached to the button on the right pocket of the Webelos uniform shirt.

After you earn the compass points emblem,   you'll receive a metal compass point for each four additional activity badges you earn. Pin these compass points on the emblem in the "E," "W," or "S" positions, in any order you choose.  

You can earn the emblem and all three compass points by completing 19 activity badges, including the three required for the Webelos Badge.


Page updated on: May 02, 2013

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