Cub Scouts is a year-round program where boys and girls are introduced to the basic tenets of Scouting. As a Cub Scout, you’ll earn awards and patches for everything from pitching a tent to paddling a canoe to operating a computer to building and racing wood cars.
You’ll camp, hike, make friends and learn knots. You’ll go on field trips to police and fire stations, volunteer at local food banks and learn about the importance of community service. Along the way, you’ll build confidence, discipline, leadership skills and great friendships.
Cub Scout Packs are located all throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area, with some communities having several options. These packs are made up of dens which as a whole participate in events such as banquets, fairs, campouts and, of course, Pinewood Derby races. Parents, friends and leaders play active roles in the program as they encourage boys and girls to live the Cub Scout motto to “Do Your Best.” It truly is a family affair.
We invite any young girl or boy interested in having fun while learning valuable skills for the outdoors, school, sports and life to attend a local den meeting. Explore the below to find how your future Cub Scout can join.
To find a local Pack today check out www.BeAScout.org
The Lion Cub program has exciting indoor and outdoor activities specifically designed for kindergarten age youth and their adult partner. Adult partners (guardians) are there to support and guide, allowing the new Cub Scout to discover risks and rewards under the security of adult supervision. Lion Cubs learn by doing. As they learn and grow, the relationship with their adult partner (guardian) grows as well. At the conclusion of their kindergarten year, the Lion Cub will transition to Tiger Cubs where they’ll earn the Bobcat badge and continue on to even more exciting and educational adventures through Cub Scouting.
No matter what age or grade a youth joins Cub Scouting, they must earn their Bobcat badge before he can advance to the rank of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, or Arrow of Light. A youth must complete the Bobcat requirements, which include:
- Learn and say the Cub Scout motto, the Scout Oath, and the Scout Law and tell what they mean
- Show the Cub Scout sign, salute, and handshake and tell what they mean
- With a parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet “How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide”
When a youth has completed the requirements, they have earned the Bobcat badge.
The Tiger rank is for youth who are in first grade or age seven. To earn the Tiger badge, a youth must complete six required adventures with the den or family and one elective adventure of the den or family’s choosing. As the youth completes each adventure, they will receive the an adventure loop to wear on their belt. After completing the seven required adventures, they have earned the Tiger badge.
After earning the Tiger badge, a Tiger Scout can work on the remaining 12 Tiger electives until they finish first grade (or turns 8 years old). They can choose elective adventures to learn new hobbies and skills. For completing an elective adventure, they’ll get an additional loop.
The Wolf rank is for Cub Scouts who have finished first grade or are eight years old. To earn the Wolf badge, a Cub Scout must complete six required adventures and one elective adventure. The parent or guardian, and den leader, approves each requirement by signing his book. The Cub Scout receives an adventure loop for each adventure and after meeting all requirements, has earned the Wolf badge.
After earning the Wolf badge, a Wolf Scout can work on the remaining 12 Wolf electives until they finish second grade or turn 9 years old. They can choose elective adventures to learn new hobbies and teach skills that will be useful during their Scouts BSA years. For completing an elective adventure, they’ll receive an additional adventure loop.
4th & 5th GRADE
ARROW OF LIGHT
The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light, preparing a Webelos Scout to become a member of Scouts BSA. Scouts must complete four required adventures and three elective adventures to earn the Arrow of Light rank. For each adventure a Scout completes, they receive a pin to wear on the Webelos colors or on their hat.
After an Arrow of Light Scout has earned the Arrow of Light badge they’re ready to join a Scouts BSA Troop! The Arrow of Light is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Scouts BSA uniform. Adult leaders who earned the Arrow of Light rank may also show their achievement by wearing a special square knot on their uniform.