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..
Printable helps for requirements:
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.
Every Cub Scout – except Lions – must earn the Bobcat rank before earning any other rank. Tiger can do this as a whole den. This den meeting focuses on the requirements for Bobcat. It also throws in plenty of fun.
Bobcat is the joining rank for Cub Scouts (other than Lions). Since this is one of the first things they will do as members of your den or pack, it is important to make it fun. Here is a game you can play if you have a group working on Bobcat together.
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.
Talking with youth about personal safety is important. BSA requires discussion of personal safety throughout it’s programs. We don’t want to scare youth, but they should know what to do if they feel uncomfortable in a situation. The Three R’s of personal safety should be a part of that discussion.