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Here’s How to Help Your Scout Earn Bobcat

No matter what age or grade a youth joins Cub Scouting, they must earn the Bobcat badge before advancing to the rank of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, or Arrow of Light. To complete the Bobcat requirements, a youth must:

  • Learn and say the Scout Oath and the Scout Law, with help if needed
  • Say the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
  • Show the Cub Scout sign, salute, and handshake and tell what they mean
  • With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet “How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide” (found in any of the Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos Handbooks or click here)

Ideas for how to earn Bobcat and make it fun for Cub Scouts – and easy for new parents to lead – are found on this Bobcat Advancement Resource page, which has both fun den group activity ideas plus family-led adventure resources for parents to do on their own schedules, some of which are also found on our Scouting on Demand Bobcat resource page with ideas for parents working on Bobcat with their child.  Kindergarten Lions will do most of the requirements for Bobcat as part of the Lion program.