Our Webelos Dens
After completing the third grade, a Cub Scout graduates with ceremony into a Webelos den. This is a special den for boys in the fourth or fifth grade (or who are 10 years old). The Webelos Scout program is more challenging to the older Cub Scout-in fact, he's now called a Webelos Scout and wears a different uniform signifying his new status.
Meetings are usually held in the early evening or on Saturday. His leader is a man or woman assisted by other den parents. The den chief is older and more experienced than those serving Cub Scouts. Also, the Webelos Scout's advancement is approved by his Webelos den leader rather than his parent.
He begins work immediately on the Webelos badge. In addition, he can earn 20 Webelos activity badges :Aquanaut, Artist, Athlete, Citizen, Communicator, Craftsman, Engineer, Family Member, Fitness, Forester, Geologist, Handyman, Naturalist, Outdoorsman, Readyman, Scholar, Scientist, Showman, Sportsman, and Traveler.
As a fifth-grader (or at age 10) he may earn Cub Scouting's highest award, the Arrow of Light. After receiving this award, he is eligible to become a Boy Scout, or he may join a troop at age 11 (or when he completes the fifth grade). The Arrow of Light is presented at a formal ceremony, the Blue and Gold Banquet, frequently involving a presentation by the great Wolf Leader, Akela.