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:*boys in the first through fifth grade and are not registered in a Boy Scout troop.
:*boys in the first through fifth grade and are not registered in a Boy Scout troop.
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===Program Levels===
===Program Levels===
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*The [[Webelos Scout|Webelos Scout Program]] and [[Webelos Activity Badges]] allow '''fourth and fifth graders''' to participate in more advanced activities that begin to prepare them to become [[Boy Scout]]s.
*The [[Webelos Scout|Webelos Scout Program]] and [[Webelos Activity Badges]] allow '''fourth and fifth graders''' to participate in more advanced activities that begin to prepare them to become [[Boy Scout]]s.
*All registered [[Tiger Cub Scout|Tiger Cubs]], [[Wolf Cub Scout|Wolf Cubs]], [[Bear Cub Scout|Bear Cubs]], and [[Webelos Scout|Webelos]] Scouts can earn [[Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program]] known as "Belt Loops and Pins." - ''Academic & Sports'' p. 1
*All registered [[Tiger Cub Scout|Tiger Cubs]], [[Wolf Cub Scout|Wolf Cubs]], [[Bear Cub Scout|Bear Cubs]], and [[Webelos Scout|Webelos]] Scouts can earn [[Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program]] known as "Belt Loops and Pins." - ''Academic & Sports'' p. 1
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==Advancement, Awards, and Recognition==
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Everything a Cub Scout does in the advancement program is intended to achieve the [[#Aims of Scouting|Aims of Scouting]] and aid in personal growth. The program has two tiers of recognition: the classic rank system and the newer [[Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program]].
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===Cub Scout ranks===
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{| align="right" class="infobox" style="border:1px solid gray; background:#fafafa; width:20em; font-size: 90%; text-align:center;"
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|[[Image:Cub Scout ranks.png|200px]]
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|Bobcat, Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear<br />Tiger Cub totem with achievement beads<br/>Wolf and Bear Arrow Points
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|[[Image:Webelos Scout.png|200px]]
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|-
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|Webelos Scout badges<br />(diamond for blue shirt, oval for tan shirt)<br/>Webelos Scout Compass and Compass Points<br />Webelos Scout Colors and Activity Pins
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|[[Image:Arrow of Light BSA.png|70px]]
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|Arrow of Light<br />emblem and knot
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|[[Image:CubSportsMarbles.jpg|51px]] [[Image:MarblesSportsPin.jpg|36px]]
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|Marbles Belt Loop and Pin
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* [[Bobcat badge]] → The first rank earned by every boy in Cub Scouting. All boys will first work on their Bobcat badge to complete the Cub Scout joining requirements. Once the Bobcat badge requirements have been completed, the Cub Scout will continue with the age appropriate program.
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* [[Tiger Cub Scout|Tiger Cub]] → A boy who is in the first grade (or is 7 years old) and registered, with his adult partner, as a member of a Tiger Cub den.
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* [[Wolf Cub Scout|Wolf]] → The rank designed for a second-grade or 8-year-old Cub Scout.
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* [[Bear Cub Scout|Bear]] → The rank designed for a Cub Scout in the third grade (or 9 years old).
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* [[Webelos Scout]] → (Pronounced WEE-buh-los.) A Cub Scout who has completed the third grade or is age 10 but has not yet completed fifth grade or reached age 11 1/2. The word "Webelos" means '''WE''''ll '''BE LO'''yal '''S'''couts, and should always be used as a modifier, never as a noun.
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* [[Arrow of Light award]] - The highest rank in Cub Scouting and the only Cub Scout rank badge that may be worn on the Boy Scout [[uniform]].
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=== Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program (Belt Loops and Pins) ===
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{{Main|Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program}}
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The [[Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program]] is designed toward the third aim of Scouting: the development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. It is an optional program for all Cub Scouts and is designed to assist in learning or improving skills. Belt loops are awarded for completing standards in various academic and sport fields. Advanced skills are recognized by pins, displayed on the Cub Scout Academic and Sports letter.
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===Other Activities for All Cub Scouts===
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*[[Cub Scout Awards]]
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*[[Religious Emblems]]
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===Cub Scout Advancement Policies===
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{{Main|Cub Scout Advancement Policies}}
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==Cub Scout Leader Awards==
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:''Main article: [[Scouter_Awards#Cub_Scout_Leader_Awards|Cub Scout Leader Awards]]''
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== Cub Scout Pack Leadership ==
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{{Main|Cub Scout Pack Organization Chart}}
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* [[Tiger Cub Den Leader]]
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* [[Cub Scout Den Leader]]
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** [[Assistant Cub Scout Den Leader]]
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* [[Webelos Den Leader]]
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** [[Assistant Webelos Den Leader]]
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* [[Den Chief]] - a [[Boy Scout]] who assists a [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] or a [[Webelos Den Leader]].
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* [[Denner]] - a [[Cub Scout]] or [[Webelos Scout]] who is elected to be the temporary youth leader of his den or patrol.
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* [[Den]]
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* [[Pack]]
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===BSA Mission Statement===
===BSA Mission Statement===
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===Fitness===
===Fitness===
A third aim of Scouting is ''development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness''. Fitness includes the body (well-tuned and healthy), the mind (able to think and solve problems), and the emotions (self-control, courage, and self-respect).
A third aim of Scouting is ''development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness''. Fitness includes the body (well-tuned and healthy), the mind (able to think and solve problems), and the emotions (self-control, courage, and self-respect).
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==Purposes of Cub Scouting==
==Purposes of Cub Scouting==
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<li>Preparation for Boy Scouts</ol>
<li>Preparation for Boy Scouts</ol>
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==Methods of Cub Scouting==
==Methods of Cub Scouting==
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<li>Making [[Character Connections]]</ol>
<li>Making [[Character Connections]]</ol>
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==Core Values of Cub Scouting==
==Core Values of Cub Scouting==
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==Advancement, Awards, and Recognition==
 
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Everything a Cub Scout does in the advancement program is intended to achieve the [[#Aims of Scouting|Aims of Scouting]] and aid in personal growth. The program has two tiers of recognition: the classic rank system and the newer [[Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program]].
 
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===Cub Scout ranks===
 
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{| align="right" class="infobox" style="border:1px solid gray; background:#fafafa; width:20em; font-size: 90%; text-align:center;"
 
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|-
 
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|[[Image:Cub Scout ranks.png|200px]]
 
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|-
 
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|Bobcat, Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear<br />Tiger Cub totem with achievement beads<br/>Wolf and Bear Arrow Points
 
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|-
 
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|[[Image:Webelos Scout.png|200px]]
 
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|-
 
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|Webelos Scout badges<br />(diamond for blue shirt, oval for tan shirt)<br/>Webelos Scout Compass and Compass Points<br />Webelos Scout Colors and Activity Pins
 
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|-
 
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|[[Image:Arrow of Light BSA.png|70px]]
 
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|Arrow of Light<br />emblem and knot
 
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|-
 
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|[[Image:CubSportsMarbles.jpg|51px]] [[Image:MarblesSportsPin.jpg|36px]]
 
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|-
 
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|Marbles Belt Loop and Pin
 
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|}
 
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* [[Bobcat badge]] → The first rank earned by every boy in Cub Scouting. All boys will first work on their Bobcat badge to complete the Cub Scout joining requirements. Once the Bobcat badge requirements have been completed, the Cub Scout will continue with the age appropriate program.
 
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* [[Tiger Cub Scout|Tiger Cub]] → A boy who is in the first grade (or is 7 years old) and registered, with his adult partner, as a member of a Tiger Cub den.
 
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* [[Wolf Cub Scout|Wolf]] → The rank designed for a second-grade or 8-year-old Cub Scout.
 
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* [[Bear Cub Scout|Bear]] → The rank designed for a Cub Scout in the third grade (or 9 years old).
 
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* [[Webelos Scout]] → (Pronounced WEE-buh-los.) A Cub Scout who has completed the third grade or is age 10 but has not yet completed fifth grade or reached age 11 1/2. The word "Webelos" means '''WE''''ll '''BE LO'''yal '''S'''couts, and should always be used as a modifier, never as a noun.
 
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* [[Arrow of Light award]] - The highest rank in Cub Scouting and the only Cub Scout rank badge that may be worn on the Boy Scout [[uniform]].
 
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=== Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program (Belt Loops and Pins) ===
 
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{{Main|Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program}}
 
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The [[Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program]] is designed toward the third aim of Scouting: the development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. It is an optional program for all Cub Scouts and is designed to assist in learning or improving skills. Belt loops are awarded for completing standards in various academic and sport fields. Advanced skills are recognized by pins, displayed on the Cub Scout Academic and Sports letter.
 
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===Other Activities for All Cub Scouts===
 
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*[[Cub Scout Awards]]
 
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*[[Religious Emblems]]
 
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===Cub Scout Advancement Policies===
 
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{{Main|Cub Scout Advancement Policies}}
 
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=== Cub Scout Pack Leadership ===
 
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{{Main|Cub Scout Pack Organization Chart}}
 
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* [[Tiger Cub Den Leader]]
 
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* [[Cub Scout Den Leader]]
 
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** [[Assistant Cub Scout Den Leader]]
 
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* [[Webelos Den Leader]]
 
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** [[Assistant Webelos Den Leader]]
 
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* [[Den Chief]] - a [[Boy Scout]] who assists a [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] or a [[Webelos Den Leader]].
 
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* [[Denner]] - a [[Cub Scout]] or [[Webelos Scout]] who is elected to be the temporary youth leader of his den or patrol.
 
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* [[Den]]
 
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* [[Pack]]
 
== See also ==
== See also ==
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{{Cub Scouting advancement navbox}}
{{Cub Scouting advancement navbox}}
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== External links ==
== External links ==

Revision as of 22:32, October 26, 2008

Cub Scouting
Ideals
Aims · Purposes
Methods · Core Values
Advancement
Ranks · Awards
Academics and Sports

Cub Scouting is a year-round family- and home-centered program of the Boy Scouts of America that develops ethical decision-making skills for boys. It is available to boys under the age of 11 who meet any of the following qualifications:

  • boys who are 7, 8, 9, and 10 years old
OR
  • boys in the first through fifth grade and are not registered in a Boy Scout troop.


Program Levels


Advancement, Awards, and Recognition

Everything a Cub Scout does in the advancement program is intended to achieve the Aims of Scouting and aid in personal growth. The program has two tiers of recognition: the classic rank system and the newer Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.


Cub Scout ranks

Bobcat, Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear
Tiger Cub totem with achievement beads
Wolf and Bear Arrow Points
Webelos Scout badges
(diamond for blue shirt, oval for tan shirt)
Webelos Scout Compass and Compass Points
Webelos Scout Colors and Activity Pins
Arrow of Light
emblem and knot
Marbles Belt Loop and Pin
  • Bobcat badge → The first rank earned by every boy in Cub Scouting. All boys will first work on their Bobcat badge to complete the Cub Scout joining requirements. Once the Bobcat badge requirements have been completed, the Cub Scout will continue with the age appropriate program.
  • Tiger Cub → A boy who is in the first grade (or is 7 years old) and registered, with his adult partner, as a member of a Tiger Cub den.
  • Wolf → The rank designed for a second-grade or 8-year-old Cub Scout.
  • Bear → The rank designed for a Cub Scout in the third grade (or 9 years old).
  • Webelos Scout → (Pronounced WEE-buh-los.) A Cub Scout who has completed the third grade or is age 10 but has not yet completed fifth grade or reached age 11 1/2. The word "Webelos" means WE'll BE LOyal Scouts, and should always be used as a modifier, never as a noun.
  • Arrow of Light award - The highest rank in Cub Scouting and the only Cub Scout rank badge that may be worn on the Boy Scout uniform.


Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program (Belt Loops and Pins)

The Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program is designed toward the third aim of Scouting: the development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. It is an optional program for all Cub Scouts and is designed to assist in learning or improving skills. Belt loops are awarded for completing standards in various academic and sport fields. Advanced skills are recognized by pins, displayed on the Cub Scout Academic and Sports letter.


Other Activities for All Cub Scouts


Cub Scout Advancement Policies


Cub Scout Leader Awards

Main article: Cub Scout Leader Awards


Cub Scout Pack Leadership


BSA Mission Statement

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.


Aims

All levels of the Scouting program share three specific objectives:

  • Character development
  • Citizenship training
  • Personal fitness

Character

One is growth in moral strength and character. We may define this as what the boy is himself; his personal qualities, his values, his outlook.

Citizenship

A second is participating citizenship. Used broadly, citizenship means the boy's relationship to others. He comes to learn obligations to other people, to the society he lives in, and to the government that presides over that society.

Fitness

A third aim of Scouting is development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. Fitness includes the body (well-tuned and healthy), the mind (able to think and solve problems), and the emotions (self-control, courage, and self-respect).


Purposes of Cub Scouting

  1. Character Development
  2. Spiritual Growth
  3. Good Citizenship
  4. Sportsmanship and Fitness
  5. Family Understanding
  1. Respectful Relationships
  2. Personal Achievement
  3. Friendly Service
  4. Fun and Adventure
  5. Preparation for Boy Scouts


Methods of Cub Scouting

  1. Living the Ideals
  2. Belonging to a Den
  3. Using Advancement
  4. Involving Family and Home
  1. Participating in Activities
  2. Serving Neighborhood and Community
  3. Wearing the Uniform
  4. Making Character Connections


Core Values of Cub Scouting

Main article: Character Connections
  1. Citizenship
  2. Compassion
  3. Cooperation
  4. Courage
  5. Faith
  6. Health and Fitness
  1. Honesty
  2. Perseverance
  3. Positive Attitude
  4. Resourcefulness
  5. Respect
  6. Responsibility


See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal



External links

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