Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Revised Webelos and Arrow of Light Requirements
Revised Webelos and Arrow of Light Requirements
Paul S. Wolf
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 10:07:08 -0500
With the recent release of the new 1998 edition of the Webelos Scout
Book, a number of both minor and major changes have been made to the
requirements for the Webelos Badge, the Arrow of Light Badge, and for
the various Webelos Scout Activity Pins.
I have updated the various requirements pages on the USSSP advancement
center to reflect the new requirements. In addition, I have prepared
two pages which identify the specific changes made to the requirements
for the badges and the pins. I have also updated a few other pages in
the Cub Scout Advancement area at the same time.
The Index to all Cub Scout Advancement Pages is at:
The 2 NEW pages, showing just the changes are at:
If you find any errors, or have questions, please let me know.
THE FOLLOWING IS MY OPINION ONLY, AND DOES NOT REFLECT AN OFFICIAL
STATEMENT FROM BSA. (I have NOT spoken to them in this regard.)
Since it appears most of the changes are not very significant, and since
the book was issued in the middle of the program year, I assume that
Webelos Scouts using the OLD book may continue to use those requirements
until they graduate from Cub Scouting.
For Cub Scouts using the old Wolf and Bear Cub Scout Books, I assume
they can also continue to use the old books for the rest of the program
year, since those changes were also not significant in nature, and they
move to another book at the end of the school year.
They MAY use the requirements in the new books if they wish, of course.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office - Cleveland, Ohio
Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
Advancement Webmaster, US Scouting Service Project (www.usscouts.org)