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(Frisco, Texas)
 
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Cub Scout Advancement

The Cub Scout Program involves completing at least 7 Adventures during each school year.

The first badge all Cub Scouts earn, regardless of age, is the Bobcat Badge. After earning the Bobcat Badge, they proceed to work on advancement specific to their grade level. 

Cub Scouts joining as First Grade boys enter the Tiger Scout Program. Tiger Scouts, complete 6 required Adventures and at least 1 elective Adventure to earn the Tiger Badge.

In the Second Grade, Cub Scouts work toward the Wolf Badge by completing 6 required Adventures and at least 1 elective Adventure.

In the Third Grade, Cub Scouts work toward the Bear Badge by completing 6 required Adventures and at least 1 elective Adventure.

The Webelos program is a two year program for Fourth and Fifth Grade Boys.  During the fourth grade, Webelos will complete 5 required Adventures and at least 2 elective Adventures to earn the Webelos Badge.  Fifth Graders will complete 4 required Adventures and at least 3 elective Adventures to earn the Arrow of Light, the highest rank in Cub Scouting and the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on a boy scout uniform.  

Click here for a diagram of the Cub Scout Cycle.  An overview of the Cub Scouts rank requirements are listed below.

 

  Bobcat Rank
  Tiger Rank
  Wolf Rank
  Bear Rank
  Webelos Rank

Bobcat

When a boy is between the ages of seven and eleven years old or has (at least) completed kindergarten, he can become a Cub Scout. But, regardless of a qualifying boy's age, he must complete the Bobcat Trail as the first step in his Cub Scouting adventure. 

In Rudyard Kipling's story, The Jungle Book, the black panther Bagheera is the mighty hunter that teaches the cubs the skills of the jungle. In Cub Scouting we use the symbol of the Bobcat.

Along this trail the Cub Scout learns the Scout Oath and Scout Law. These are the most important things a boy must learn because they will help him through all of the trails of Scouting.

 

 

To earn the Bobcat badge the boy must complete these seven tracks of Akela:

1. LEARN AND SAY THE SCOUT OATH

    On my honor, I will do my best  
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times; 
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

2. LEARN AND SAY THE SCOUT LAW.

    A Scout is: 

  • Trustworthy,
  • Loyal,
  • Helpful,
  • Friendly,
  • Courteous,
  • Kind,
  • Obedient,
  • Cheerful,
  • Thrifty,
  • Brave,
  • Clean,
  • and Reverent

 

 

 3. SHOW THE CUB SCOUT SIGN. TELL WHAT IT MEANS.

4. SHOW THE CUB SCOUT HANDSHAKE. TELL WHAT IT MEANS.

5. SAY THE CUB SCOUT MOTTO. A MOTTO IS A RULE.


The MOTTO is: "DO YOUR BEST. "

6. GIVE THE CUB SCOUT SALUTE. TELL WHAT IT MEANS.

7. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the parent's guide, "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide". 

 

 

When you and your boy have followed the seven tracks of the Bobcat, your boy may wear his Bobcat badge.  A bobcat badge is pinned to the boy 's uniform upside down at first. Then when your Cub does his first good turn, you may turn it right side up and sew it on his pocket.

The badge will be ceremoniously presented as soon as possible at an upcoming Pack meeting. 

 

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Tiger

Tiger Cubs BSA gives parents an opportunity to provide their children with a safe, structured, and nurturing environment. Tiger Cubs and their adult partners have fun together while developing closer family relationships. Tiger dens meet a few times a month as a den, take occasional field trips, and they attend all pack meetings. There are Tiger den leader guide books available for the Tiger Den Leaders, and a Tiger Handbook for each Tiger Scout.
The Tiger program is designed for First Grade boys and the ideas are geared to their level. They are also arranged to help the boy and his adult partner interact together in a positive way. 


After earning the
Bobcat Badge, a Tiger Scout and his adult partner will begin working on Tiger Adventures which include:

Required Adventures -

 

  • Backyard Jungle
  • Games Tigers Play
  • My Family's Duty To God
  • Team Tiger
  • Tiger Bites
  • Tigers In The Wild

And at least one elective Adventure.

After completing the 6 required Adventures and at least 1 elective Adventure, the Tiger Scout is awarded the Tiger rank patch. 

 

 

As a Tiger Scout completes his Adventures towards the Tiger Badge, the Den Leader recognizes a boy's hard work with the Tiger Adventure Loops.

 

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Wolf

Wolf Cubs, like all boys who join the Cub Scouts must first earn their Bobcat Badge before they can earn their Wolf Badge. Wolf Badge is earned by boys who have completed first grade, or who are eight years old. As a Cub Scout completes his Adventures towards the Wolf rank, the Den Leader recognizes a boy's hard work with the Wolf Adventure Loops. This is used as an incentive towards continued achievement.

To earn the Wolf rank a Cub Scout must complete 6 required Adventures and at least 1 elective Adventure.  If the Cub Scout has not previously earned the Bobcat Badge, it must be earned first.

Note that these activities are primarily done at home and signed off by the parent after the boy has completed each task. The book is then shown to the Den Leader who records the progress and also signs the boy's book.

REQUIRED ADVENTURES

  1. Call of the Wild 
  2. Council Fire
  3. Duty To God Footsteps
  4. Howling at the Moon 
  5. Paws on the Path 
  6. Running with the Pack

After a boy earns his Wolf badge, he works on Wolf elective Adventures for additional Adventure Loops .

 

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Bear Rank

Any boy may earn Bear rank if he is in the third grade, or is nine years old. If a Bear-aged boy is new to Cub Scouting, he must complete the Bobcat trail before beginning work on the Bear Adventures.  As a Cub Scout completes his Adventures towards the Bear rank, the Den Leader recognizes a boy's hard work with the Bear Adventure Loops.  This is used as an incentive towards continued achievement.

 

To earn the Bear badge, a boy must complete 6 required Adventures and at least 1 elective Adventure.

The required Bear Adventures are as follows

If the Cub Scout has not previously earned the Bobcat Badge, it must be earned first.

REQUIRED ADVENTURES

  • Bear Claws
  • Bear Necessities
  • Fellowship and Duty to God
  • Fur, Feathers and Ferns
  • Grin and Bear It
  • Paws For Action
    • When a boy finishes an Adventure, he will need to have an adult member of his family sign and date his book. He will then take the book to the next den meeting and his den leader will record it on the Cub Scout (Den) Advancement Chart and initial his book. When he has completed the 6 required Adventures and at least 1 elective Adventure, he earns the Bear rank badge. 

     

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    Webelos

    A boy who is 10 years old or is in the fourth grade is a Webelos Scout, and his adventures are found in the Webelos Handbook.

    Like all other new Cub Scouts, a Webelos must first earn his Bobcat rank. After completing the requirements for Bobcat he may go on to complete the requirements for the Webelos rank and the many electives that are offered for his rank. As he completes the Adventures in the Webelos handbook, he will earn Adventure pins.

     

     

     The Webelos Den Leader signs off on the Webelos scout's activities (the parent or guardian does not sign off the activities as they did for a Wolf or Bear).

     

     To earn the Webelos rank, a scout must complete 5 required Adventures and at least 2 elective Adventures.  The required Adventures are:

     

     

    • Cast Iron Chef
    • Duty to God and You
    • First Responder
    • Stronger, Faster, Higher
    • Webelos Walkabout

     

       

      The Arrow of Light Award is the highest rank in Cub Scouting. When a Webelos scout earns the Webelos badge or has completed the fourth grade, he works towards earning the Arrow of Light rank.

      By the time he has earned the Arrow of Light Award, he will have learned many things about a lot of subjects - and a lot about Boy Scouting. He will be ready to join a Boy Scout troop!

       

      To earn the Arrow of Light, a Webelos scout must complete 4 required Arrow of Light Adventures and at least 3 elective Adventures.  The required Adventures are:

      •  Building a Better World
      • Camper
      • Duty To God In Action
      • Scouting Adventure

      Once a scout completes the 4 required Adventures and at least 3 elective Adventures he earns the Arrow of Light badge, the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on a boy scout uniform, and is eligible to join a Boy Scout Troop.

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