The first rank that every Cub Scout must earn is their Bobcat. Regardless of the age or den that a Scout starts in (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos), he must earn his Bobcat before advancing to his next rank.
Eight activities are required to earn the Bobcat badge:
1. CUB SCOUT PROMISE
2. LAW OF PACK
3. WEBELOS MEANING
4. CUB SCOUT MOTTO
I, (name), promise to do my best,
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.
Webelos Meaning WE'LL BE LOyal Scouts
Do Your Best
5. CUB SCOUT SIGN
The How To:
1. Make the sign with your right hand
2. And with your arm held straight up
The two fingers stand for the two parts of the Cub Scout Promise - "TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE" and "TO OBEY."They look like a wolf’s ears ready to listen to Akela.
Give the Cub Scout sign when you say the "Cub Scout Promise" and the "Law of the Pack" or when Akela raises the sign to ask for silence.
6. CUB SCOUT SALUTE
The How To:
Salute with your right hand.
Hold your fingers as you do for the Cub Scout sign.
Keep the two straight fingers close together.
Touch the tips of those fingers close to your cap.
If you are not wearing a cap, touch your eyebrow.
A salute is a way to show respect to your leaders. It shows that you look
up to them and respect them. We salute the flag to show respect to our country.
When you say the pledge of allegiance while in your Cub Scout uniform
7. CUB SCOUT HANDSHAKE
The How To
Hold out your right hand just as you always do to shake hands.Put your first two fingers along the inside of the other boys wrist.
The Cub handshake means that you "HELP" and that you "OBEY" the Law of the Pack
When you shake hands with another scout or scout leader.
8. A BOBCAT REQUIREMENT
"A Bobcat requirement" in the front of the Handbook