Bobcat is the joining rank for Cub Scouts. New Cub Scouts in 1st grade and older earn the Bobcat badge before any other rank, no matter what grade they are when they join. Find helps for the Bobcat program on this page.
- Den Meeting Plan for Bobcat Badge
- Scout Law Game
- Bobcat Dice Roll
- Cub Scout Law of the Pack Letter Tile Puzzle
- Bobcat Ceremony for Space Derby
- Where to Find Examples for Bobcat Requirements
- Fitting Everything in a Cub Scout Meeting
Bobcat Badge Requirements
- Scout Oath
- Scout Law
- Cub Scout Sign
- Cub Scout Handshake
- Cub Scout Motto
- Cub Scout Salute
- Youth Protection Exercises
Resources for Leaders and Parents
- Welcome New Den Leaders
- BSA Safety
- Questions and Answers from Scouters
- Other Cub Scout Ranks
- Other Cub Scout Awards
- Scout Moms, Dads, and Leaders Facebook group
More Resources for Bobcat
Every Cub Scout – except Lions – must earn the Bobcat rank before earning any other rank. Here is how to complete Bobcat in a single meeting.
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 motto.
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 meetings.
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.
Cub Scouts should know the Law of the Pack, but unless they are reciting it all of the time, they aren’t going to remember it.
Turn the requirements into a game for new Cub Scouts.
A reader sent in this Bobcat ceremony for a space derby. She incorporated several ideas to make a meaningful ceremony for giving out the Bobcat badges.
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