The first rank that every boy earns when joining the Cub Scouts is the Bobcat Badge. After earning the Bobcat Badge, they proceed to work on advancement specific to their age level. As part of these requirements, they must learn the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout Motto.
Lions, a new pilot program for kindergarten boys.
The kindergarten-age boys will enjoy exploring the world around them with friends. Lions promotes expanding imaginations, spark creativity and amplify fun.
At the end of the Lion year, boys will graduate to Tiger and advance through Cub Scouting.
Cub Scouts joining as First Grade (6-7 year old) boys enter the Tiger Cub Program. Tiger Cubs, complete achievements to earn the Tiger Cub Badge, and complete Electives to receive Tiger Track Beads to wear from a totem. Specific requirements are found in the Tiger Cub Handbook.
In the Second Grade, Cub Scouts work toward the Wolf Badge, then toward a Gold Arrow Point and one or more Silver Arrow Points. The requirements for these badges are found in the Wolf Cub Scout Book.
In the Third Grade, Cub Scouts work toward the Bear Badge. Then they also work toward earning a Gold Arrow Point and Silver Arrow Points. The requirements for these badges are found in the Bear Cub Scout Book.
The Webelos Program (I and II) is a two year program for Fourth and Fifth Grade Boys. In both years, they work toward earning Webelos Activity Badges in twenty different areas arranged in five groups. Fourth Grade Boys work toward the Webelos Badge.
ARROW OF LIGHT
Fifth Graders, after earning the Webelos Badge, earn the Arrow of Light. In addition to the two rank badges, Webelos work toward the Compass Point Emblem and Metal Compass Points as they earn additional Activity Badges.
Cub Scouting Adventures
Cub Scouts complete adventures as they work toward achieving each rank. The adventures are different for each rank, allowing Cub Scouts to learn new age-appropriate skills and explore new topics each year. Boys participating in the program will be recognized for enjoying teamwork, developing physical fitness, and discovering and building new talents. The Adventures program encourages a boy to do his best.