At each level of cub scouts, you son will be challenged appropriately. Here are the programs your son will expect to experience as he rises through the ranks.


LION CUB

Pack 113 offers the new Scouting program for kindergarten-age boys as part of a national pilot for select councils starting with the 2016-17 school year.

Research shows that childhood development accelerates around ages four and five, about the time youth begin formal education. To supplement the learning and growth boys experience at home and in an educational environment at that age, Boy Scouts of America has developed a pilot program for five-year-old kindergarten boys called “Lion.”


 

BOBCAT CUB

The Bobcat rank is the entry-level rank for all cub scouts.

The Bobcat badge is the first badge that is earned by all Tiger, Cub, and Webelos Scouts. This badge is required for all boys because it involves learning the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack and other fundamental aspects of CubScouting. Completion of this badge gives the Scout the right to wear the Bobcat patch on his uniform (in the twelve o’clock position of the front left shirt pocket) and the right to proceed to his next rank (which will vary based upon age.)


TIGERS

The Tiger Cub group is for boys who are in 1st grade or are 7 years old.

In the Tigers program, an Adult Partner (a parent, grandparent, or other guardian) always accompanies each boy. The Tigers and an Adult Partner form a team. The first few Tiger meetings are organized and run by the Tiger Den Leader in order to introduce the Tigers and Adult Partners to Scouting. After that, each Tiger/Adult team selects a topic from the Tiger book and presents the topic to the Tiger Group (one topic per meeting). The Tiger earns progress beads towards his Tiger badge. Completion of this badge earns the right for the Scout to wear the Tiger patch on his uniform (in the six o’clock position of the front left shirt pocket, directly beneath the Bobcat patch). At the end of the Scout year (in May), Tigers graduate into a Wolf den.


WOLF CUB

The Wolves are 2nd graders or are 8 year old

The Wolves are 2nd graders or are 8 year old

In the Wolf program, completion of achievements in the Wolf handbook leads to earning the Wolf badge and Arrow Points (for extra activities). Arrow Points can be worked on during the entire year, but cannot be awarded until the Wolf badge has been earned. The Wolf handbook includes many activities that are family oriented. Your son will need your assistance to earn this rank. Completion of this badge earns the right for the Scout to wear the Wolf patch on his uniform (in the nine o’clock position of the front left shirt pocket) and the right to earn Arrow Points. Arrow points are worn under the Wolf patch (see the section on placement of emblems and insignia near the end of the handbook). The first Arrow Point earned as a Wolf is gold, all others are silver.


BEAR CUB

The Bears are boys which are in 3rd grade or are 9 years old.

In the Bear program, completion of achievements in the Bear handbook leads to earning the Bear badge (and Arrow Points for extra activities). Arrow Points can be worked on during the entire year, but cannot be awarded until the Bear badge has been earned. The Bear handbook includes many activities that are family oriented. Your son will need your assistance to earn this rank. Completion of this badge earns the right for the Scout to wear the Bear patch on his uniform (in the three o’clock position of the front left shirt pocket) and the right to earn Arrow Points. Arrow points are worn under the Bear patch (see the section on placement of emblems and insignia near the end of the handbook). The first Arrow Point earned as a Bear is gold, all others are silver. At the end of the Scout year (in May), Bears graduate into a Webelos den.


WEBELOS (We'll Be Loyal Scouts)

The Webelos track is for 4th-5th grade boys in the 10-11 age range.

The Webelos track is for 4th-5th grade boys in the 10-11 age range.

The Webelos program (and there is always an S at the end of Webelos) is designed to transition the boys from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. In the Webelos program, boys earn activity pins in areas such as geology, scholarship, fitness, and outdoorsmanship that count towards the Webelos rank.  As such it’s really broken into two phases, based upon the rank badge being earned.  In the First-Year Webelos program, the boys work on their Webelos badge. Additional achievements beyond the Webelos badge earn the Compass Emblem and “Compass Points”.   The focus of the Webelos den is to work together as a team, much like a Boy Scout Patrol.  This includes Webelos den camping.