Cub Scout Bobcat badge requirement resources include the Cub Scout Promise & Law of the Pack.
Cub Scouts must "earn the Bobcat badge first before receiving any other award or rank."
| Cub Scout Bobcat Rank
|Target age group:||All new Cub Scouts|
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any Cub Scout rank
- "The Bobcat badge is earned prior to all other ranks. If a boy joins Cub Scouting as a Wolf, Bear, or Webelos, he must earn the Bobcat badge first before receiving any other award or rank. - Advancement Policies, pp. 18-21
"No matter what age or grade a boy joins Cub Scouting, he must earn his Bobcat Badge before he can advance to the rank of Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos. A boy must complete the Bobcat requirements, which include demonstrating his understanding of Scouting's core values. He must be able to recite the Cub Scout Promise, Law of the Pack, and motto and demonstrate the Cub Scout sign, handshake, and salute. He must also explain what each of these ideals means, in addition to demonstrating his understanding of the core values of honesty and trustworthiness, and explaining their importance."
- - Cub Scout Advancement
Early 1950s version of the Bobcat pin
The Bobcat rank was introduced in 1938 as the entry-level rank for every new Cub. The badge was a pin that was to be worn on civilian clothing and was not officially approved to be worn on the uniform shirt until 1959. In late 1972, the Bobcat pin was replaced with an embroidered rank patch and the Wolf and Bear rank badges were updated to the designs currently in use.
Bobcat badge requirements
- Learn and say the Cub Scout Promise and complete the Honesty Character Connection.
- The Cub Scout Promise
- I ____(name)____ promise to do my best
- To do my duty to God and my country,
- To help other people, and
- To obey the Law of the Pack.
- The Honesty Character Connection
- Know: Discuss these questions with your family. What is a promise? What does it mean to "keep your word?" What does honesty mean? What does it mean to "do your best?"
- Commit: Discuss these questions with your family. Why is a promise important? Why is it important for people to trust you when you give your word? When might it be difficult to keep your word? List examples.
- Practice: Discuss with family members why it is important to be trustworthy and honest and how can you do your best to be honest when you are doing the activities in Cub Scouting.
- Say the Law of the Pack. Tell what it means.
- The Cub Scout follows Akela.
- The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
- The pack helps the Cub Scout Grow.
- The Cub Scout gives goodwill.
- Tell what Webelos means.
- WE'll BE LOyal Scouts
- Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
- Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell what it means.
- Say the Cub Scout motto. A motto is a guiding principle.
- Do Your Best.
- Give the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
- With your adult partner, complete the exercises in the parent's guide, "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse."
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1. Cub Scout Promise
2. Law of the Pack
4, Cub Scout Sign
7, Cub Scout Salute
8. How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide
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