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Cub Scout Bobcat Rank

These requirements appear in the 2001 edition of the Tiger Cub Handbook (34713), and the 2003 editions of the Wolf Handbook (33450), the Bear Handbook (33451), and the Webelos Handbook (33452). The only substantial change from the 1998 version is the addition of the "Honesty Character Connection" in the first requirement.

The wording of requirement 8 in the Tiger Cub Handbook and the wording of requirements 4 and 8 in the Webelos Handbook are slightly different from those in the Wolf and Bear Handbooks, but effectively all the versions require the same thing. The alternate wordings are shown in square brackets [ ] below. However, what is required is the same in all cases.

Effective June 1, 2006, Boys must earn the Bobcat Badge before they begin working on the Tiger Cub rank.

Bobcat Requirements

The first rank that EVERY boy MUST earn when entering the Cub Scouting Program is the Bobcat rank.

To earn the Bobcat rank the new Cub Scout must do the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your

    Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide—Bobcat Requirements.

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