Webelos dens are for youth who have completed third grade or are ten years old with a strong focus on helping youth learn self-reliance and confidence. Webelos Scouts get to work on the five required Webelos adventures and choose two of the 18 elective adventures that are shared by the Webelos and Arrow of Light ranks. After finishing the requirements for an adventure, the Webelos den leader, rather than a parent, approves most of the adventures. For each adventure a scout completes, they receive a pin to wear on the Webelos colors or on their hat. After completing seven adventures, including five required adventures and two elective adventures, the scout has earned the Webelos badge.
Next they work towards the highest rank in Cub Scouting, Arrow of Light, which is designed to continue to preparing a Webelos Scout to become a Boy Scout. Scouts must complete four required adventures and three elective adventures to earn the Arrow of Light rank. For each adventure a Scout completes, they receive a pin to wear on the Webelos colors or on their hat. After an Arrow of Light Scout has earned the The Arrow of Light badge they're ready to join a Boy Scout Troop at our highly-acclaimed annual Crossover event!