Third Edition A (1954-1966)
5 1/2" x 8"
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Ryukyu Islands Edition Third Edition Addendum - (1955-1957)
5 3/8" x 8" (12 pg)
Third Edition Addendum - (1958-1966)
5 3/8" x 8" (46 pg)

Third Edition - (1954-1966):

Edition Notes: Cover art by Don Ross. With Webelos’ emphasis on Boy Scout skills, the fleur-de-lis looms symbolically just behind a lion statue. 188 pages, 5 1/2” x 8”. Illustrations were mostly the same two color (brown and black) linear cartoons that appeared in the Second Edition.

Historical Notes: The Webelos Rank had been around since 1945, but the program was granted more prominence with the third edition. By mid-1955 the Webelos Den was instituted, with its own Webelos Den patch.

Quote: A Cub Scout tries to feel friendly toward all nations, but there may be some that you are especially interested in. It may be because your parents or your grandparents or some of the people living in your neighborhood came from these countries. It may even be because you like the things that people do in these favorite lands of yours.

Webelos Den - (1955-1957):

Edition Notes: A pamphlet of organizing and program helps, intended to accompany the Lion-Webelos Cub Scout Book. 12 pages, 5 3/8” x 8”. Illustrated with one photograph from life and one photographed painting screen printed in blue ink.

Historical Notes: This pamphlet contained program ideas for the newly formed “Webelos Den” where boys would now spend the last three months of their Cub Scout experience, known as “Webelos Scouts” and recognized by a special Webelos Patch. This was not the Webelos program we have today, and there was no activity pin advancement scheme.

Webelos Den - (1958-1966):

Edition Notes: The arrow seen on the altar was still called the “Webelos Award.” It later became the “Arrow of Light.” Boosted to 46 pages as the independent character of the Webelos Den developed. 5 3/8” x 8”. Illustrations are black and white ink drawings.

Historical Notes: This was the last publication of the original Webelos program.

Quote: It is important that Webelos den leaders take every precaution to plan their program so that it is Cub Scouting and not a watered-down version of Boy Scouting that may disillusion future Scouts as to what Boy Scouting is. To keep your program on the Cub Scout trail, see some of the good activity ideas in Back Yard U.S.A. Camping and overnight hikes are reserved for Boy Scouting.