WEBELOS Badge Requirements
As revised in the 1998 edition of the Webelos
(Revisions to requirements are shown in bold underlined
Deletions are shown struck through in red italics, like
To see the current requirements with no highlighting of the
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).
- Have an adult member of your family read
the Webelos Scout Parent Guide that comes with
in this book (see pages
444-460) and sign here.
- Be an active member of your Webelos den for 3 months (Active means having
good attendance, paying den dues, working
on den projects).
- Know and explain the meaning of the Webelos badge.
- Point out
and explain the three
special parts of the Webelos Scout uniform. Tell when to wear the
uniform and when not to wear it.
- Earn the Fitness activity
badge and two other activity badges
- one from each
of two different activity badge groups.
- Plan and lead a flag ceremony in your den.
- Show that you know and understand the requirements to be a Boy Scout.
- Understand and intend to live by the:
- Know the following and when to use them:
- Scout salute,
- Scout sign,
- Scout handclasp
- Understand and agree to follow the Outdoor
- Earn the religious emblem of your faith*
- Do two of these§
- 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 about what you learned.
- Tell how your religious beliefs fit in with the Scout Oath and Scout Law,
discuss Discuss this with your family and
Webelos den leader: What what character-building traits do
your beliefs and the Scout Oath and Scout Law have in common?
- With your religious leader,
list and do
discuss and write down two things you think will help you draw
nearer to God. Do these things.
- Pray to God or meditate reverently each day
daily as taught by your family, and
by your church, synagogue, or other
religious group brotherhood.
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 been a good example and
lived in accordance with according
to your religious beliefs.
* If you earned your faith's religious emblem when you were a Wolf or Bear
Cub Scout, you must do two of the other religious requirements listed under (b).
Webelos Emblems are listed on pages 434-435.
(Note: Some faiths have more than one emblem available to Cub
Scouts and webelos Scouts. If you earned a lower level religious emblem of your
faith as a Tiger Cub, Wolf , or Bear Cub Scout, you CAN earn the higher level emblem as a
Webelos Scout to meet this requirement. A list of the emblems, and the levels in
which they can be earned is also listed on this site. Click
here to see it.)
§ Completion of requirement (b) does not qualify a youth to receive the
religious emblem of his faith.
After you've earned the Webelos badge, you can earn the compass points
emblem. It is awarded after you earn seven
more activity badges, four
more in addition to the three you earned for the Webelos badge. This is a total of seven activity badges.
Wear your compass points emblem attached to the button on the right pocket of the Webelos
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
activity badges beyond ,
including the three required for the Webelos Badge.