Webelos 2 is the continuation of an 18-month transition program from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.
During these two years, the Webelos Scouts can earn two badges of rank and 20 activity badges. The two ranks are the Webelos Badge and the Arrow of Light award. Usually the boys earn the Webelos badge during the first year and the Arrow of Light during the second year. It is possible for a boy who joins Scouting at the start of fifth grade to earn both his Webelos badge and his Arrow of Light award before it is time to graduate into a Boy Scout troop, but it takes a lot of planning and effort to accomplish this.
Instead of working on electives, each Webelos Scout works to complete a series of hobby and career Activity Badges. The emphasis shifts from home-centered activities to a series of group-centered activities conducted by the Webelos den.
The final part of Webelos is bridging over into a Boy Scout troop, which is typically done as part of our Blue & Gold Banquet in February of the second year of Webelos.