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Cub Scout Pack 85
(Armada, Michigan)
 
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Advancements by Year

Recognition is important to young boys. The Cub Scouting advancement plan provides fun for the boys, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members work with boys on advancement projects.

Cub Scouting extends typically over six years - from kindergarden through fifth grades - but a boy is welcome to join Cub Scouts at any time during those years. Below is a brief description of different levels of Cub Scouting:

 
Lion.
Lion Scouts is a fun introduction to the Scouting program for kindergarten-age youth eager to get going! Lions do adventures with their adult partners and other Lions every month. This program introduces youth and their families to Scouting and the outdoors as it builds a foundation of character. Everything as a Lion is done with an adult partner.

Bobcat. The first rank that every boy earns (excepting Lions) when entering the Cub Scouting Program is the Bobcat rank.
These requirements are meant to demonstrate that the youth is making a commitment to participating in the scouting program.

Tiger Cub. Tiger Scouts is an exciting scouting program for first grade youth (or 7 years old) ready to get going! Tigers do stuff - lots of stuff - and all with their adult partners. This program is intended to open up the world to inquisitive minds along with the caring guidance of adults. The first steps along the Boy Scout Trail are laid here and every rank advancement through the scouting program builds on the basic activities done as Tigers.

Wolf Cub. The Wolf program is for second-grade (or age 8) youth. As the Tiger program was completely family oriented, so the Wolf program relies heavily on family involvement. You will see this gradually change with the scout doing more with the den and more individual direction as the scout reaches Webelos and Boy Scouts.

Bear Cub. The Bear rank is for third-grade (or age 9) youth. The requirements are somewhat more difficult and challenging than those for Wolf rank.

 

   

Webelos. This two-year program is for boys who have completed third grade (or are age 10) and continues through fifth grade. A boy may begin working on the Webelos badge as soon as he joins a Webelos den. This is the first step in his transition from the Webelos den to the Boy Scout troop. As he completes the requirements found in the Webelos Handbook, he will work on activity badges, attend meetings led by adults, and become familiar with the Boy Scout requirements—all leading to the Arrow of Light Award.