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Cub Scout Advancement

By joining the Cub Scouts, you've taken your first step on the Scouting trail. Many people stay in Scouting, for many years. The Scouting advancement program provides new learning opportunities and ranks to keep Scouting interesting.
 
Boys of different ages have different ranks in Cub Scouting. As you go from Tiger Cub (age 7) to Webelos Scout (age 10), you learn new things and new skills that you use to meet new challenges as you get older.

Where you begin in Cub Scouting depends on your age at the time you join. If you join when you're in first grade, you will begin as a Tiger Cub. If you do not join until the third grade, you'll begin as a Bear Cub Scout. You won't have to go back and earn the Tiger Cub and Wolf badges.

THERE ARE SIX RANKS IN CUB SCOUTING:
TIGER CUB - First-grade boys join a Tiger Cub den, where each boy works with an adult partner on the requirements to earn his Tiger Cub badge.
BOBCAT - The Bobcat badge is earned after the Tiger Cub rand, but prior to all other ranks. If a boy joins Cub Scouting as a wolf, Bear, or Webelos, he must earn the Bobcat badge first before receiving any other award or rank.
WOLF - Second-grade boys graduate into a Wolf den. They go to weekly den meetings on their own, but their families still help them work on the requirements for the Wolf badge.
BEAR - Boys in the third grade are members of a Bear den. They also work with their families to do the requirements for the Bear badge, but boys this old have enough knowledge and skill to take on more of the work by themselves.
WEBELOS - Boys in the fourth and fifth grades become Webelos Scouts. Webelos Scouts do more advanced activities to get ready to graduate into Boy Scouting.
ARROW OF LIGHT - The highest award in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light Award, which you will begin working on as a Webelos Scout. It is the only Cub Scout badge that you can wear on the Boy Scout uniform. As you work on the Arrow of Light Award, you practice outdoor skills, get physically fit, and learn more about citizenship and working with others. All of these things prepare you for the next stage of Scouting.
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