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    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 (see below.) As part of these requirements, they must learn the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout Motto Requirements for Bobcat are included in each rank handbook such as illustrated below.

Cub Scouts joining as First Grade boys enter the Tiger Cub Program. These very young boys work with a parent partner.  Each Tiger Cub family team is a part of their den and work together on den activities, family activities, and "Go See Its" (field trip activities) with their Den.  Tiger Cubs complete Achievements to earn the Tiger Cub Badge, and complete Electives to receive Tiger Track Beads to wear from a belt emblem (Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition). 
                      Tiger Badge
 Tiger Electives
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   Achievement Tracking Program- Tiger


In the Second Grade, Cub Scouts work toward the Wolf Badge, by completing 12 Achievements.  Then they may work on any number of Electives in dfferent areas of interest to earn a Gold Arrow Point and one or more Silver Arrow Points.  The requirements for Wolf level badges are mostly home-based and can be found in the Wolf Cub Scout Book.

Wolf Badge  

Wolf Arrow Points

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In the Third Grade, Cub Scouts work toward the Bear Badge by completing 12 of 24 Achievements and then they work on Electives to earn  Gold Arrow Point and Silver Arrow Points. The Bear program offers more "choice" as the boys expand their individual interests, for example, choosing which 12 of the 24 Achievements to complete.  All requirements for these badges are found in the Bear Cub Scout Book.

Bear Badge  

Bear Arrow Points

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   Achievement Tracking Program- Bears


The Webelos Program 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.   Activity requirements shift significantly away from the home and to the Den at this age, often requiring technical instruction from teachers or professionals other than the parent or den leader.  "WEBELOS" (WE'll BE LOyal Scouts) involves more outdoor programs to prepare for Boy Scouts.


Fourth Grade Boys work toward the Webelos Badge.   


Fifth Graders, after earning the Webelos Badge, and additional Activity Badges earn the Arrow of Light, cubscoutings highest award and the only Cub Scouting award that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform.


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Webelos Badge  

Arrow of Light  

Webelos Activity Badges  







The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program is a supplemental enrichment program that complements the existing Cub Scout program. The Academics subjects and, Sports activities allow boys to learn new techniques, increase scholarship skills, develop sportsmanship - and have fun. Boys participating in the program will be recognized for enjoying teamwork, developing physical fitness, and discovering and building new talents. The Academics and Sports program encourages a boy to do his best.

  • Belt loops are awarded to boys who complete the three belt loop requirements in an academic subject or sport. Academic belt loops are gold, and Sports belt loops are silver (except for the Archery and BB-gun Shooting belt loops, which are brass colored)
  • Pins are awarded to boys who choose to continue their involvement in an Academics or Sports area and earn the pin by meeting the appropriate requirements.