The Webelos program transitions boys from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. Webelos are often invited to participate in Boy Scout camporees, and their efforts are a bit more structured (and certainly more complex and demanding) than those of Cub Scouts. A particular highlight is the Webelos Woods campout organized each fall. No longer a family campout, Webelos Woods is led by area Boy Scout troops and includes the classic elements of a Boy Scout camp out, including the campfire and its program, a Scouts Own, and lots of advancement in ranks. Webelos can also take on the Rim Rovers Trail achievement, a half dozen challenging mountaintop climbs in the Bay Area. The 7-inch patch is awesome—see it here!

Achievements span substantive areas including Fitness, Communicator, Geologist, Showman, Handyman and 15 others, each of which can be organized in a meeting setting, and then practiced at home.

Go to http://www.scouting.org/cubscouts.aspx or call the Piedmont Scout Service Center for more information and achievement manuals.