No matter what age or grade a boy joins Cub Scouting, he must earn his Bobcat badge by completing the appropriate requirements before he can advance to the rank of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos. 
  • Learn, say & explain the Cub Scout motto
  • Learn, say & explain the Scout Oath
  • Learn, say & explain the Scout Law
  • Show the Cub Scout sign, salute, and handshake and tell what they mean
  • With your parent or guardian complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide.


The Cub Scout Motto:

Do Your Best!


The Scout Oath:

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.

The Scout Law:

A Scout is:

  • Trustworthy
  • Loyal
  • Helpful
  • Friendly
  • Courteous
  • Kind
  • Obedient
  • Cheerful
  • Thrifty
  • Brave
  • Clean
  • Reverent

The Cub Scout Sign


The Cub Scout Salute

The Cub Scout Handshake

Cub Scouts need only complete the Bobcat Trail ONCE in his Cub Scout career.