A boy or girl who is in the fourth or fifth grade is a Webelos Scout, and their adventures are found in the Webelos Handbook. Once a youth has completed their Webelos rank requirements or a new boy joins Cub Scouting in the fifth grade, he may work on Arrow of Light requirements Like all other new Cub Scouts, a Arrow of Life Scout must first earn their Bobcat rank. After completing the requirements for Bobcat youth may go on to complete the requirements for the Arrow of Light rank and the many electives that are offered for their rank.
All Cub Scouts, except for those youth who join Cub Scouting for the first time in fifth grade, must earn their Webelos rank prior to earning Arrow of Light. The requirements for Webelos and Arrow of Light may be worked on at the same time but the tenure requirements for each must be met and the awards must be earned and presented sequentially.
The den meeting plans for the Webelos rank adventures are found in the Webelos Den Leader Guide along with other tips and hints for running a fun Cub Scout Program.