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Bobcat Rank

The Bobcat Rank & Badge
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. No matter what age or grade a boy or girl joins Cub Scouting, he or she must earn the Bobcat Badge before advancing to the rank of TigerWolfBearWebelos, or Arrow of Light. A scout must complete the Bobcat requirements, which include demonstrating an understanding of Scouting’s core values. 
The scout must be able to recite the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Cub Scout Motto and demonstrate the Cub Scout Sign, Cub Scout Handshake, and Cub Scout Salute. He or she must also explain what each of these ideals means, in addition to demonstrating an understanding of the core values of honesty and trustworthiness, and explaining their importance in the scouting program. The requirements for Bobcat can be found in the beginning of each rank handbook.
To earn the Bobcat rank the new Cub Scout must do the following:

1.   Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed.


“On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To obey the Scout Law,
To help other people at all times,
To keep myself physically strong, 
mentally awake and morally straight “

2.   Learn and say the Scout Law,with help if needed.


 A Scout is . . .

trustworthy, loyal, helpful,

friendly, courteous, kind, 

obedient, cheerful, thrifty, 

brave, clean, and reverent.

3.  Show the Cub Scout sign.Tell what it means.

  • WebelosMake the SCOUT SIGNTell what it means


4.   Show the Cub Scout handshake.Tell what it means.

  • WebelosShow the SCOUT HANDSHAKE. Tell what it means. 


5 Say the Cub Scout motto.Tell what it means.

  • WebelosSay the SCOUT MOTTO SCOUT SLOGAN Tell what it means. 


6.   Show the Cub Scout salute.Tell what it means.

  • WebelosShow the SCOUT SALUTETell what it means. 


7.  With your parent or guardian,complete the exercises in the pamphlet, “How to Protect Your Children From Child AbuseA Parent’s Guide“. The Parent’s Guide can be found in the very front of Cub Scout handbook. Sign & Return to your Den Leader

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