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(Frankfort Square, Illinois)
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Bobcat Rank Requirements

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

These requirements are meant to demonstrate that the boy is making a commitment to participating in the scouting program. 

To earn the Bobcat rank the new Cub Scout does the following:

  1. Learn and say the CUB SCOUT PROMISE:

    "I .....(name).... promise to do my best
    To do my duty to God and my country,
    To help other people, and
    To obey the Law of the Pack. "

  2. Say the LAW OF THE PACK.  Tell what it means.

    "The Cub Scout follows Akela.
    The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
    The pack helps the Cub Scout Grow.
    The Cub Scout gives goodwill."

  3. Tell what WEBELOS means:

    "WE'll BE LOyal Scouts "

  4. Show the CUB SCOUT SIGN.  Tell what it means.

    Make the sign with your right hand and with your arm held straight up.  

    cub scout sign


  5. Show the CUB SCOUT HANDSHAKE. Tell what it means.
    Using your right hand, place your first two fingers along the inside of the other boy's wrist. 

    cub scout handshake

  6. Say the CUB SCOUT MOTTO.

    "Do Your Best"

  7. Give the CUB SCOUT SALUTE.  Tell what it means.

    Point your first two fingers of your right hand out straight and close together. Touch the tips of the fingers to your cap or if not wearing a cap then to your eyebrow. 

    cub scout salute


  8. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the booklet,
    How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse.

The above items are the basic information that ALL Cub Scouts learn, which is why EVERY boy who enters into Cub Scouting earns the Bobcat Badge.

For more information, please go to the website below.