Webelos - Advancement - Webelos Badge Requirements

Parent Guide
Have an adult member of your family read and sign the tear-out Parent Guide found in the front of the Webelos Scout Book.

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

Meaning of the Webelos Badge
Know and explain the meaning of the Webelos badge. (The emblem is made up of a gold Scout badge with a blue "W" for Webelos on it. It shows you are moving from Cub Scouting to Boy Scouting.)

The Parts of the Webelos Uniform
Point out and explain the three parts of the Webelos Scout uniform. Tell when to wear the uniform and when not to wear it.

Webelos Scouts may wear either the blue shirt or the tan shirt. They wear it with three special parts - Webelos neckerchief, Webelos neckerchief slide, and Webelos cap.

Wear your full Webelos uniform to all den meetings, pack meetings, campouts, other den activities, den service projects, and during Anniversary Week in February.

Earn Activity Badges
Earn the Fitness activity badge and two other activity badges from different activity badge groups.

Planning & Leading a Flag Ceremony
Plan and lead flag ceremony in your den.

Requirements to be a Boy Scout

Scout Oath or Promise
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

On my honor This means you know right from wrong and you intend to do your utmost to do what is right. No one can take honor away from you, but you can throw it away by doing what you know is wrong.
Duty to God & Country Parents and religious leaders teach you to know and serve God. By following these teachings, you do your duty to God. Our country was built upon a trust in God. Work for your country's good. Obey its laws. Show your loyalty.
Duty to Other People There are many people who need help. A cheery smile, a helpful hand, a "hello" make life easier and more pleasant. Obey the Scout Law - do a Good Turn daily - prove yourself a Scout.
Duty to Self You owe it to yourself to take care of your body. Protect it and build it. You owe it to yourself to develop your brain. Add to your knowledge. You owe it to yourself to aim to become a man of strong character. Be ready to take your place in the world as a capable citizen.

The Scout Law


The Scout Law has 12 points. Each is a goal for every Scout. He does his best to live up to the Law. It is not always easy to do, but a Scout always tries.

"A Scout is

trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind,

obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent."

The Scout Motto

The Scout motto is "Be Prepared." The Scout motto means that you are always ready in mind and body to do your duty and to face danger, if necessary, to help others.

The Scout Slogan

The Scout slogan is "Do a Good Turn Daily." It means looking for lots of opportunities to help someone each day, then helping quietly without boasting. A Good Turn is an extra act of kindness - not just something you do because it is good manners.

The Scout Salute

The Scout salute signifies respect and courtesy. Use it to salute the flag of the United States of America or during ceremonies that honor a leader or friend of Scouts.


To give the Scout salute, place your right hand in the position of the Scout sign. Bring the hand smartly up to your forehead, palm sideways, until your forefinger touches the edge of your cap above the right eye. When the salute is completed, snap your hand down quickly to your side.

The Scout Sign

Three upraised fingers stand for the three parts of the Scout Oath. The little finger and thumb clasping stand for the bond between all Scouts. Use this when you give the Scout Oath or Scout Law.

The Scout Handclasp

To give the Scout handclasp, use your left hand instead of your right. Do not interlock your fingers. The Scout handclasp is a token of friendship. That's why you use your left hand - the one nearest your heart.

The Outdoor Code


It is important to know how to behave in the outdoors. Be careful not to litter; keep your cooking fire under control; take good care of the nature around you.




BE CLEAN IN MY OUTDOOR MANNERS - I will treat the outdoors as a heritage. I will try to improve it for myself and others. I will keep my trash and garbage out of America's waters, fields, woods, and roadways.

BE CAREFUL WITH FIRE - I will prevent wildfire. I will build my fire in a safe place and be sure it is out before I leave.

BE CONSIDERATE IN THE OUTDOORS - I will treat the public and private property with respect. I will remember that the use of the outdoors is a right that I can lose by abuse.

BE CONSERVATION-MINDED - I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, wildlife, and energy. I will urge others to do the same.

Religious Affirmation
Earn the religious emblem of your faith OR do two of these:

  1. Attend the church, synagogue, mosque, or other religious organization of your choice, talk with your religious leader about your beliefs, and tell your family and Webelos den leader what you learned.
  2. Tell how your religious beliefs fit in with the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Discuss this question with your family and Webelos leader. What character-building traits do your beliefs and the Scout Oath and Scout Law have in common?
  3. With your religious leader, list and do two things you think will help draw you nearer to God. Do these things.
  4. Pray to God or meditate reverently each day as taught by your family, and by your church, synagogue, or religious group. Do this for at least one month.
  5. 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.
  6. List at least two ways in which you believe you have lived in accordance with your religious beliefs.

Data supplied by Pack 114


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