Recognition is important to young boys. The Cub Scouting advancement plan provides fun for the boys, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members
work with boys on advancement projects.
The Bobcat rank is for all boys who join Cub Scouting.
A boy who is 6-years-old or is in the first grade is a Tiger, and his adventures are found in the Tiger Handbook. A 6-year-old or first grade boy joins Cub Scouting with his parent or adult guardian. Tigers and their adult partners attend meetings together, go on adventures like field trips together, and complete requirements together. These requirements consist of an exciting series of indoor and outdoor activities, just right for a boy in the first grade.
The Wolf program is for boys who have completed first grade. To earn the wolf badge, a boy must pass 8 achievements involving simple physical and mental skills.
The Bear rank is for boys who have completed second grade. There are eight Bear achievements that must be completed, plus many electives to choose from. These requirements are somewhat more difficult and challenging than those for Wolf rank.
This program is for boys who have completed third grade. A boy may begin working on the Webelos badge, as soon as he joins a Webelos den. This is his first step in his transition from the Cub Scout Pack to the Boy Scout Troop. As he completes the requirements found in the Webelos handbook, he will work on activity badges, attend meetings, and become familiar with the Boy Scout Requirements – All leading to the Arrow of Light Award.