(that draw on Cub Scouting's 12 Core Values) directly into selected
requirements in each book.
outdoor program activities into both the requirements and the electives in
Enhanced the advancement
and elective trails to create a progressively more challenging pathway that
logically prepares boys for the next rank in Cub Scouting and prepares Webelos
Scouts for Boy Scouting.
Reformatted and enhanced
the Webelos handbook; particularly, the Webelos badge and Arrow of Light Award
In order to assist
parents and leaders with the transition from the current handbooks to the new
handbooks, BSA has created the following implementation plan.
The enhanced Wolf Bear
and Webelos handbooks were released to the field in July.
The enhancements to the
requirements in these books will NOT affect the advancement trails of boys who
are using the current books. They are to continue using their current books
until they have completed all requirements in these books (or have advanced to
the next grade and started on a new rank.).
Based on availability,
Cub Scouting youth members may use EITHER the old handbooks or the new
handbooks. As boys enter the program or advance in rank by the dates indicated
below, they will be required to use the new books.
Boys who become Wolf and
Bear Cub Scouts after August 1, 2004, will be required to use the new book for
the corresponding rank.
Boys who become Webelos
Scouts after August 1, 2005, will be required to use the new Webelos Scout