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Bobcat Rank

The first rank that EVERY boy and girl MUST earn when entering the Cub Scouting Program is the Bobcat rank.

To earn the Bobcat rank the new Cub Scout must do the following:

  1. Learn and say the SCOUT Oath and complete the Honesty Character Connection.
    1. Know: Discuss these questions with your family. What is a promise? What does it mean to "keep your word?" What does honesty mean? What does it mean to "do your best?"
    2. Commit: Discuss these questions with your family. Why is a promise important? Why is it important for people to trust you when you give your word? When might it be difficult to keep your word? List examples.
    3. Practice: Discuss with family members why it is important to be trustworthy and honest and how can you do your best to be honest when you are doing the activities in Cub Scouting.

    On my honor, I will do my best
    To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
    To help other people at all times;
    To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

  2. Say the Scout Law.  Tell what it means.

    A Scout is:

    • Trustworthy,
    • Loyal,
    • Helpful,
    • Friendly,
    • Courteous,
    • Kind,
    • Obedient,
    • Cheerful,
    • Thrifty,
    • Brave,
    • Clean,
    • and Reverent.
  3. Tell what WEBELOS means

    "WE'll BE LOyal Scouts "

  4. Show the CUB SCOUT SIGN, then tell what it means. Make the sign with your right hand and your arm held straight up. the two fingers stand for the two parts of the Promise - "to help other people" and "to obey the Scout Law". They look like a wolf's ears, ready to listen to Akela. Give the Cub Scout Sign when you say the Cub Scout Promise or the Law of the Pack.

    5.  Show the CUB SCOUT HANDSHAKE. then tell what it means. Using your right hand, place your first two fingers along the inside   of the other person's wrist. This means that you help and that you obey the Law of the Pack.

     6.  Say the CUB SCOUT MOTTO. A motto is a guiding principle.
"Do Your Best"

     7.  Give the CUB SCOUT SALUTE, and tell what it means. Point the first two fingers of your right hand straight out and close together. Touch the tips of your fingers to your cap, or if you are not wearing one, to your eyebrow. A salute is a way to show respect. When you salute a leader, you show them that you respect their position. When you salute the flag, you show that you are proud of your country.

    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 MUST learn, which is why EVERY kid who enters into Cub Scouting MUST earn the Bobcat Badge.

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Child Safety.pdf How to Protect Your Child Against Child Abuse