The Cub Scout program in the den and pack is the basis for the Cub Scout's advancement. The steps in Cub Scout and Webelos Scout advancement procedures are:
Preparation, Qualification, and Recognition.
Cub Scouting has the ranks shown below. The requirements to reach each rank are authorized by the National Executive Board and set forth in the Tiger Cub Book, Wolf Cub Scout Book, Bear Cub Scout Book, and Webelos Scout Book.
The Cub Scout Program has two basic features, Rank Advancement, and the Academic and Sports Program.
Cub Scouts joining as First Grade 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 belt emblem.
Boys graduating from Tiger Cub Dens, or joining Cub Scouts in the Second Grade or above, earn 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.
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, too, 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 is a two year program for Fourth and Fifth Grade Boys. In both years, they work toward earning Webelos Activity Pins in twenty different areas, arranged in five groups. Fourth Grade Boys work toward the Webelos Badge. Fifth Graders, after earning the Webelos Badge, earn the Arrow of Light. In addition to the two rank badges, after earning the Webelos Badge, boys work toward the Compass Point Emblem and Metal Compass Points as they earn additional Activity Pins.
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Special Opportunities for Cub Scouts
- Physical Fitness Award
- Emergency Preparedness Award
- Crime Prevention Award
- Donor Awareness Patch
- Leave No Trace Award
- International Activity Badge
- Interpreter's Strips
- Lifesaving and Meritorious Awards
- Recruiter Strip
- Religious Emblems
- Whittling Chip Card
- World Conservation Award