The Arrow of Light Den is comprised of fifth graders who are working to earn the Webelos Badge and Arrow of Light Award.
Shorter Webelos Scout Programs are available for Webelos who start in fifth grade to earn their Arrow of Light in as little as six months.Activity Badges
Webelos Activity Badges are colorful metal emblems (pins) that are pinned to the Webelos Colors. The Activity Badges form the basis of the 15- or 18-month-long Webelos Scout Program which prepares Webelos Scouts to bridge into a Boy Scout troop.
Requirements may be worked on during the Webelos den meetings and at home and with the help of the Scout's family. The requirements are either completed during the den meetings or at home with the den leader's approval. Projects are then brought to meetings to share as well as to be approved by the Webelos Den Leader or Activity Badge Counselor. A pin is awarded upon completion of the requirements at the next Pack meeting. Webelos Colors
The Webelos Colors is a yellow, red, and green emblem onto which the Webelos Activity Badges may be pinned. It is worn on the right sleeve immediately below and touching the U.S. flag if no Patrol patch is worn (covering the Den and Quality Unit insignia). If a Den emblem is worn, the colors are pinned under and touching the Den emblem Patch. Scouts will be presented with the Webelos Colors when they earn their first Webelos Activity Badge at a Pack meeting. Belt Loops and Pins
Webelos Cub Scouts can complete and repeat Belt Loops and Pins at any time. Webelos Camping
Webelos dens are encouraged to have several overnight campouts each year. These campouts are parent-son events, under the direction of the Webelos den leader. At the den overnight campout, the Webelos den leader may be assisted by the assistant Webelos den leader and the Webelos den chief. Sometimes, additional leadership from a Boy Scout troop may join you.
Webelos dens are also encouraged to participate in joint overnight campouts with a Boy Scout troop. However, a parent or guardian of each Webelos Scout should still attend.Crossing Over
After your Scout earns the Arrow of Light, he may participate in a cross over ceremony. This ceremony represents the culmination of Cub Scouting and his completion of the program. The ceremony also represents his readiness to join a Boy Scout Troop and work the Trail to Eagle.
Often times, a member of the Troop that the Webelos will be joining is present to welcome the Webelos Scout into the new Troop. At this point, the Cub Scout is transitioned and considered to be a member of his new Boy Scout Troop.
The goal of Pack 1777 is to transition Webelos Scouts during March. This will allow the Webelos opportunities to camp with the Troop, and for the family to begin to prepare for Boy Scout Summer Camp, with plenty of time to save as needed.