- Be active in your Webelos den for at least six months since completing the fourth grade (or for at least six months since becoming 10 years old), and earn the Webelos badge.
Show your knowledge of the requirements
to become a Boy Scout by doing all of
- Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath or Promise and the 12 points of the Scout Law. Tell how you have practiced them in your everyday life.
- Give and explain the Scout motto, slogan, sign, salute, and handshake.
- Understand the significance of the First Class Scout badge. Describe its parts and tell what each stands for.
- Tell how a Boy Scout uniform is different from a Webelos Scout uniform.
- Tie the joining knot (square knot)
Earn five more activity badges in
addition to the three you already earned
for the Webelos badge. These must
- Fitness (already earned for the Webelos badge)
- Citizen (already earned for the Webelos badge)
- At least one from the Mental Skills Group
- At least one from the Technology Group
- One more of your choice
With your Webelos den, visit at least
- one Boy Scout troop meeting
- one Boy Scout-oriented outdoor activity. (If you have already done this when you earned your Outdoorsman activity badge, you may not use it to fulfill requirements for your Arrow of Light Award.)
Participate in a Webelos overnight
campout or day hike.
(If you have already done this when you earned your Outdoorsman activity badge, you may not use it to fulfill requirements for your Arrow of Light Award requirements.)
- After you have completed all five of the above requirements, and after a talk with your Webelos den leader, arrange to visit, with your parent or guardian, a meeting of a Boy Scout troop you think you might like to join. Have a conference with the Scoutmaster.
Complete the Honesty Character
- Know: Say the Cub Scout Promise to your family. Discuss these questions with them. What is a promise? What does it mean to keep your word? What does it mean to be trustworthy? What does honesty mean?
- Commit: Discuss these questions with your family. Why is a promise important? Why is it important for people to trust you when you give your word? When might it be difficult to be truthful? List examples.
- Practice: Discuss with a family member why it is important to be trustworthy and honest. How can you do your best to be honest even when it is difficult?
After the Scout has earned the Webelos Badge, he can earn the Compass Points Emblem. It is awarded after he earns seven activity badges: four more in addition to the three earned for the Webelos Badge. The emblem is attached to the button on the right pocket of the Webelos uniform shirt.
After he earns the Compass Points Emblem, he will receive a metal compass point for each four additional activity badges he earns. These are pinned on the emblem in the "E," "W," or "S" positions, in any order. He can earn the emblem and all three compass points by completing 19 activity badges.
* 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. Completion of 8e does not qualify a youth to receive the religious emblem of his faith. Webelos Scout religious emblems are listed on pages 68-69 in the Webelos Handbook.