Children in kindergarten are part of the Lion Cub program. They work closely with their adult partner to accomplish activities in their handbook. Recognition is immediate. After completing all 6 achievements, the Lion Cub has earned the Lion Cub Badge.
All scouts from Tiger through Webelos, regardless of age, earn the Bobcat badge first, by learning the Cub Scout Promise, Law of The Pack, handshake, salute, sign, motto, and meaning of “Webelos.” After receiving the Bobcat badge, they work on requirements based on their grade level.
Scouts in 1st grade are part of the Tiger Cub program. They work closely with their adult partner to accomplish activities in their handbook. Recognition is immediate. After completing all 15 parts of the five achievements, the Tiger Cub has earned the Tiger Cub Badge.
Cub Scouts who have completed first grade (or are age 8) work on twelve achievements to earn the Wolf badge. After earning the Wolf badge, Scouts may work on electives in different interest areas until the next Scouting year begins.
A Cub Scout who has completed the second grade (or is age 9) works to complete twelve of twenty-four achievements to earn the Bear badge. After earning the Bear badge, Scouts may work on electives in different interest areas until the next Scouting year begins.
Webelos (Webelos is from the phrase “We’ll Be Loyal Scouts”)
When a Cub Scout has completed the third grade (or is ten years old) they join a Webelos den, led by an adult Webelos leader. The Scout works on requirements for the Webelos badge, twenty activity badges, and the Arrow of Light Award. The Arrow of Light Award is the highest award in Cub Scouting! Camping and outdoor programs are an important part of the eighteen month Webelos program. In February of a Webelos Scout’s fifth grade year, the Scout graduates from Cub Scouting!