The Cub Scout program is based on age-appropriate activities for the boys. Each scout participates as part of a small group of 6-8 boys (called dens) according to their grade in school, and spends the school year on the advancement trail working towards earning their cub scout rank specific to that year. Scouts work on achievements in den meetings and at home to earn their ranks. The pack program is structured so that each scout can be awarded his rank at our pack Blue and Gold banquet each spring, and will bridge over to the next rank advancement trail at the end of the school school year in a special bridging ceremony. The achievement activities for your rank are described in your scout handbook, so don't forget to pick up a copy at the scout store! Links are also provided below for reference.
Bobcat - The first rank that EVERY boy earns when entering the Cub Scouting Program is the Bobcat rank regardless of age. These requirements are meant to demonstrate that the boy is making a commitment to participating in the scouting program.
- Bobcat rank requirements: http://boyscouttrail.com/cub-scouts/bobcat-scouts.asp
Tiger - Tiger Scouts is an exciting introduction to the scouting program for first grade boys (or 7 years old) ready to get going! Tigers do stuff - lots of stuff - and all with their adult partners. This program is intended to open up the world to inquisitive minds along with the caring guidance of adults. The first steps along the Boy Scout Trail are laid here and every rank advancement through the scouting program builds on the basic activities done as Tigers.
The Tiger Cub program runs on two levels. The scout and his adult partner on do Do-At-Home Projects as a family. Then, the scout and adult partner meet with the rest of the Tiger Den at den meetings, den outings, and pack meetings. Meeting sounds pretty boring, but a good scout meeting is active, fun, and interesting. The hour is often packed with games, activities, and safe adventure. Tiger Scouts spend their time doing adventures that move them ahead towards their Tiger rank. By completing seven adventures, the Tiger rank is earned. The Tiger's adult partner participates the entire way, but the recognition items are for the scouts.
- Tiger rank requirements and resources (1st grade): http://boyscouttrail.com/cub-scouts/tiger-scouts.asp
- Leader page on cubscouts.org - https://cubscouts.org/library/welcome-to-tiger-cub-scouting/
- Tiger Leader's Guide - Link to Leader's Guide on Google Drive (request access)
Wolf - If a Cub Scout has completed the first grade (or is 8 years old) and has earned the Bobcat Badge, he may start earning the Wolf rank. This part of the boy scout trail is intended to take one school year, preparing the scout to begin earning his Bear rank after he completes second grade. Your Wolf den will have opportunities to participate in Pack meetings. Den leaders will repare your scouts by having them ready to perform Skits and lead the pack in some Games. By having a Wolf favorite ready, your scouts will look good, have fun, and increase their confidence through leading the pack.
- Wolf rank requirements and resources (2nd grade): http://boyscouttrail.com/cub-scouts/wolf-scouts.asp
- Leader page on cubscouts.org - https://cubscouts.org/library/welcome-to-wolf-cub-scouting/
- Wolf Leader's Guide - Link to Wolf Leader's Guid on Google Drive (request access)
Bear - If a Cub Scout has completed the second grade (or is 9 years old) and has earned the Bobcat Badge, he may start earning the Bear rank. This part of the boy scout trail is intended to take one school year, preparing the scout to begin earning his Webelos rank after he completes third grade. Your Bear den will have opportunities to participate in Pack meetings. Den leaders will repare your scouts by having them ready to perform Skits and lead the pack in some Games. By having a Bear favorite ready, your scouts will look good, have fun, and increase their confidence through leading the pack.
- Bear rank requirements and resources (3rd grade): http://boyscouttrail.com/cub-scouts/bear-scouts.asp
- Leader page on cubscouts.org - https://cubscouts.org/library/welcome-to-bear-cub-scouting/
- Bear Leader's Guide - Link to Leader's Guide on Google Drive (request access)
Webelos - Webelos is for 4th and 5th grade boys to prepare to join a Boy Scout troop while learning outdoors skills and participating in many adventures. A well-run group of Webelos is a gradual change from being an 'adult-run' den to being a 'scout-run' patrol ready to fit right into an adventurous Boy Scout troop. This migration requires the parents and den leaders to give the scouts more and more control, decision-making power, and responsibility as they progress in skills, abilities, and maturity.
The Webelos program has two major milestones - the Webelos rank badge to be earned toward the end of 4th grade and the Arrow of Light to be earned in 5th grade. The final part of Webelos is bridging over into a Boy Scout troop selected individually by the scout.
- Webelos rank requirements and resources (4th grade): http://boyscouttrail.com/webelos/webelos-scouts.asp
- Arrow of Light rank requirements and resources (5th grade): http://boyscouttrail.com/webelos/arrow-of-light.php
- Leader pages on cubscouts.org
- Webelos Leader's Guide - Link to Leader's Guide on Google Drive (request access)