Bobcat is the joining rank for Cub Scouts. New Cub Scouts earn Bobcat before any other rank, no matter what age they are when they join. Find helps for the Bobcat program on this page.
Printable helps for requirements:
Welcome New Den Leaders
Whatever your story, I want to welcome you to the world of Scouting. If you haven't been offered a mentor by your Pack, find one! Hopefully there is an experienced Den Leader there who will take you under his or her wing and show you the ropes.
One Scout Oath and Law – Our Changing World
All BSA programs to use the Scout Oath and Law - Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturers. I think the consistency is good, but I will miss some aspects of the old versions,.
Fitting Everything in a Cub Scout Meeting
A reader asks about how many requirements must be done at the first Tiger meeting. If you feel like you have too much material for one meeting, split it into two.
The Three R’s of Personal Safety and Protection
BSA requires discussion of personal safety throughout it's programs
Scout Law Game
Learning the Scout Law will be more enjoyable with a Scout Law game. This game helps Scouts learn all twelve points of the law in order.
Bobcat Dice Roll
Here is a game you can play if you have a group working on Bobcat together.
Where to Find Examples for Bobcat Requirements
A parent is looking for information about the requirements for Bobcat for his new Cub Scout, especially examples of the Scout sign, the handshake, and the "How to Protect Your Children" pamphlet..
Bobcat Ceremony for Space Derby
I recently helped put together a bobcat ceremony for our space derby. I couldn't find one I liked, so I incorporated a lot of different ideas I had found plus my own. I think it's worth sharing.
Questions and Answers from Scouters
Every situation is different. Whether you are new to Scouting or you have been involved for a while, sometimes it is helpful to get input from other Scouters. We are here to help each other.