Advancement

Each year, a Cub Scout has the opportunity to earn a rank from Lion to the Arrow of Light. Below are the basic requirements for each rank. More details can be found in your Scout's rank handbook.

Lion

To earn the Lion badge, Lion Scouts complete five required adventures:

  1. Lion's Honor adventure
  2. Fun on the Run adventure
  3. Animal Kingdom adventure
  4. Mountain Lion adventure
  5. King of the Jungle adventure

The 7 Lion elective adventures are optional but encouraged for further fun and exploration!

Lion Adventure Requirements

Bobcat

All Scouts except Lion Scouts must earn the Bobcat Badge before earning their appropriate rank.

To earn the Bobcat badge, Scouts complete seven requirements:

  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 and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age

Scouts only have to earn their Bobcat once in their Scouting adventures.

Tiger

To earn the Tiger badge, Tiger Scouts complete the following requirements:

1. Complete each of the six required Adventures with your den or family:

(a) My Tiger Jungle

(b) Games Tigers Play

(c) My Family's Duty to God

(d) Team Tiger

(e) Tiger Bites

(f) Tigers in the Wild

2. Complete at least one elective Adventure of your den or family's choosing.

(a) Tiger elective adventure

3. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*

(a) Pamphlet exercises

(b) Cyber Chip award

*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or adult partner.

The 14 Tiger elective adventures are optional but encouraged for further fun and exploration!

Tiger Adventure Requirements

Wolf

To earn the Wolf badge, Wolf Scouts complete the following requirements:

1. Complete each of the six required Adventures with your den or family:

(a) Call of the Wild

(b) Council Fire

(c) Duty to God Footsteps

(d) Howling at the Moon

(e) Paws on the Path

(f) Running With the Pack

2. Complete at least one elective Adventure of your den or family's choosing.

(a) Wolf elective adventure

3. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*

(a) Pamphlet exercises

(b) Cyber Chip award

*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or adult partner.

The 14 Wolf elective adventures are optional but encouraged for further fun and exploration!

Wolf Adventure Requirements

Bear

To earn the Bear badge, Bear Scouts complete the following requirements:

1. Complete each of the six required Adventures with your den or family:

(a) Bear Claws

(b) Bear Necessities

(c) Fellowship and Duty to God

(d) Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

(e) Baloo the Builder

(f) Paws for Action (Duty to Country)

2. Complete at least one elective Adventure of your den or family's choosing.

(a) Bear elective adventure

3. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*

(a) Pamphlet exercises

(b) Cyber Chip award

*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or adult partner.

The 14 Bear elective adventures are optional but encouraged for further fun and exploration!

Bear Adventure Requirements

Webelos

To earn the Webelos badge, Webelos Scouts complete the following requirements:

1. Be an active member of your Webelos den for three months. (Being active means having good attendance, paying your den dues, and working on den projects.)

2. Complete each of the required Adventures with your den or family:

(a) Cast Iron Chef

(b) Duty to God and You

(c) First Responder

(d) Stronger, Faster, Higher

(e) Webelos Walkabout

3. Complete at least one elective Adventure of your den or family's choosing.

(a) Webelos elective adventure

4. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*

(a) Pamphlet exercises

(b) Cyber Chip award

*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or adult partner.

The 18 Webelos elective adventures are optional but encouraged for further fun and exploration!

Webelos Adventure Requirements

Arrow of Light

To earn the Arrow of Light badge, Webelos Scouts complete the following requirements:

1. Be active in your Webelos den for at least six months since completing the fourth grade or for at least six months since becoming 10 years old. (Being active means having good attendance, paying your den dues, and working on den projects.)

2. Complete each of the required Adventures with your den or family:

(a) Building a Better World

(b) Outdoorsman

(c) Duty to God in Action

(d) Scouting Adventure

3. Complete at least one elective Adventure of your den or family's choosing.

(a) Webelos elective adventure

4. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*

(a) Pamphlet exercises

(b) Cyber Chip award

*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or adult partner.

The 18 Webelos elective adventures are optional but encouraged for further fun and exploration!

Webelos Adventure Requirements