Webelos is for 4th and 5th grade boys to prepare to join aBoy Scout troop while learning outdoors skills and participating in manyadventures. A well-run group of Webelos is a gradual change from being an'adult-run' den to being a 'scout-run' patrol ready to fit right into anadventurous Boy Scout troop. This migration requires the parents and denleaders to give the scouts more and more control, decision-making power, andresponsibility as they progress in skills, abilities, and maturity.
The Webelos program has two major milestones - the Webelosrank badge to be earned toward the end of 4th grade and the Arrow of Light tobe earned in 5th grade. The final part of Webelos is bridging over into a BoyScout troop selected individually by the scout.
Once the goals of Webelos are understood, the methods of theprogram make a lot of sense!