No matter what age or grade a boy joins Cub Scouts, he must earn his Bobcat badge before he can advance to a higher rank. The requirements to earn the Bobcat badge are:
*Learn and say the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Cub Scout Motto
*Show the Cub Scout Sign, Salute, and Handshake, and tell what they mean; and
*Show that you understand and believe that it is important to be honest and trustworthy
WEBELOS I (Fourth Grade)
The Webelos program is different from the Cub Scout den program. The activities are more challenging than what the younger boys do. Webelos activities prepare the Scout to become a Boy Scout.
The Webelos rank is earned by completing five Adventures (Cast Iron Chef, Duty to God and You, First Responder, Stronger, Faster, Higher, and Webelos Walkabout) and two elective adventures, and being actively involved in the den for at least three months.
WEBELOS II/ Arrow of Light (Fifth Grade)
The Webelos II / Arrow of Light program is for boys who have either earned their Webelos rank or who have just begun their scouting adventure in 5th grade.
To earn the Arrow of Light rank, the scout must complete four Adventures (Building a Better World, Camper, Duty to God in Action, Scouting Adventure), three elective adventures, and be actively involved in the den for at least six months.