A boy or girl who is 10 years old or is in the fourth grade is a Webelos. Webelos adventures are found in the Webelos Handbook.
If the Webelos scout has not already earned the Bobcat badge with prior scout experience, the scout must first earn Bobcat before working toward the Webelos badge. The Webelos program is an 18 month program. By the time the Webelos scout finishes fourth grade, a scouthe/she should earn the Webelos badge.
When entering fifth grade, the Webelos scout will continue to work from the Webelos handbook working toward the Arrow of Light award. The Arrow of Light is the highest award a cub scout can earn and is the only cub scout insignia that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. While in fifth grade, the Webelos scout will be preparing to join the next level of scouting in addition to working toward the Arrow of Light. Webelos will visit Scout troops and participate in activities and meetings with the older Scouts. Webelos dens typically meet 3-4 per month and are expected to attend all pack meetings.
Webelos are the oldest children in the pack and are called on to help with pack activities as well as to mentor the younger scouts in the pack. They begin to develop leadership skills by leading the younger scouts in the pack and by observing working scout troops.
To mark their position as the youth leaders of the pack, Webelos also transition from the blue uniform shirt that Lion, Tiger, Wolf and Bear scouts wear to the tan/khaki shirts worn by scouts at the next level.
A boy or girl who is 9 years old or is in the third grade is a Bear. Bear adventures are found in the Bear Cub Handbook.
If the scout has not already earned the Bobcat badge with prior scout experience, the bear must earn Bobcat before beginning work on the Bear badge using the Bear handbook.
The Bear den leader with the help of the den parents plans Bear den meetings/outings. The Bear den will usually meet three times per month as a den and will attend all pack meetings. Outings/ meetings will last about 1 hour. The Bear den will be asked to participate in pack meetings by leading a game, doing a skit, etc., and may be called on to help Lion and Wolf scouts as they learn a new task/skill.
A boy or girl who is 8 years old or is in the second grade is a Wolf. Wolf adventures are found in the Wolf Cub Handbook.
Like Tigers, the Wolf cub must first earn the Bobcat badge if he/she has not already earned it as a Tiger. Once he has earned the Bobcat badge, the wolf scout will begin working on the adventures to earn his/her Wolf rank and badge.
The Wolf den operates much the same as the Tiger. A den leader with the help of the den parents plans Wolf den meetings/ outings. The Wolf den will usually meet two times per month as a den and will attend all pack meetings. Outings/meetings will last about 1 hour. The Wolf den will be asked to participate in pack meetings by leading a game, doing a skit, etc.
A boy or girl who is 7 years old or is in the first grade is a Tiger and his adventures are found in the Tiger Cub Handbook.
Like Lions, the 7 year old or first grader and his/her parent or caring adult partner join cub scouting together. Also like Lions, Tigers and their adult partners (the tiger den) will meet together two times per month. Tigers are also encouraged to attend all pack meetings. They have fun participating in den meetings and outings while making memories together. Den meetings/ outings should last about 1 hour.
Unlike Lions, the Tiger den has a den leader who is usually one of the den's adult partners who volunteers to lead the group. The den leader with the help of the den parents plans Tiger meetings/ outings. The Tiger cubs must first earn their Bobcat badge before beginning work on the age appropriate adventures required for their Tiger rank and badge.
Lions is our program for Kindergarten aged boys and girls.
Lions is a family program. The kindergarten aged child and his/her parent or caring adult partner join cub scouting together. The lion scouts and their adult partners (the lion den) will meet together two times per month. Lions are also encouraged to attend some or all pack meetings. They have fun participating in meetings and outings while making memories together.
The lion program encourages children to learn and explore through hands on, high energy activities. Each adult partner takes a turn leading a meeting/outing. Meetings and outings should last about 45 minutes. Scouts are recognized as they work toward their Lion badge. The Lion badge is earned by completing five adventures. Adventures are completed during den meetings.
Cub scouts are organized in groups of 8-12 boys or girls who are in the same grade. These groups are called "dens." Dens are single gender - either all male or all female. All the dens together make up the Cub Scout "Pack." Dens meet 2-3 times per month on their own to work thru age-appropriate activities and lessons. Packs meet once per month. Additional special pack activities may be scheduled in addition to the monthly pack meeting. A boy can join Cub Scouts at any level (i.e. He does not have to have joined as a Lion to be a Tiger, a Tiger to be a Wolf etc.) Every new scout's rank will be determined by his age/grade in school.