Cub Scout Ranks and Advancement
Advancement is the process by which a boy progresses from badge to badge, learning new skills as he goes. The Cub Scout advancement program is designed to encourage the natural interests of a boy in a natural way. Each of the ranks and awards in Cub Scouting has its own requirements. As a boy advances through the ranks, requirements are progressively more challenging, matching the increased skills and abilities of a boy as he grows older.
Advancement is one of the methods used to achieve Scouting's aims—character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Everything a Cub Scout does to advance is designed to achieve these aims and aid in his personal growth. These badges are a means to an end—not an end in themselves.
Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Cub Scouts
Bobcat (first rank earned by all boys when they join)
Learn and say the Scout Oath
Learn and say the Scout Law
Tell What Webelos means
Make the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell what it means.
Say the Cub Scout Motto "Do Your Best"
Give the Cub Scout Salute. Tell what it means.
Tiger Cubs is a simple and fun program for first-grade boys and their families. The Tiger Cub program introduces boys and their adult partners to the excitement of Cub Scouting as they "Search, Discover, and Share" together.
The Tiger Cub and his adult partner meet twice a month with other Tiger Cubs and adult partners in the den, using the planned theme for their activity during one of the meetings. Each den meeting is hosted by a Tiger Cub-adult partner team.
Tiger Cubs follows a school-year cycle. Boys remain in the Tiger Cub program until they complete first grade. At that time, they graduate into a Cub Scout den and are eligible to participate in Cub Scout summer activities, including Cub Scout day camp.
This rank is for boys who have completed first grade (or are age 8). To earn the Wolf badge, a boy must pass twelve achievements involving simple physical and mental skills.
This rank is for boys who have completed second grade (or are age 9). There are twenty-four Bear achievements in four different categories. The Cub Scout must complete twelve of these to earn the Bear badge. These requirements are somewhat more difficult and challenging than those for Wolf rank.
This program is for boys who have completed third grade (or are age 10). A boy may begin working on the Webelos badge as soon as he joins a Webelos den. This is the first step in his transition from the Webelos den to the Boy Scout troop. As he completes the requirements found in the Webelos Scout Book, he will work on activity badges, attend meetings led by adults, and become familiar with the Boy Scout requirements - all leading to the Arrow of Light Award.The Webelos Program is for Fourth Grade Boys. Activity requirements shift significantly away from the home and to the Den at this age, often requiring technical instruction from teachers or professionals other than the parent or den leader. "WEBELOS" (WE'll BE LOyal Scouts) involves more outdoor programs to prepare for Boy Scouts.
Pack 6 Crestwood works closely with Troop 1 Crestwood. All Webelos are encouraged to visit several Troops in the area and to choose the Troop that best fits them.
Troop 1 Crestwood www.troop1crestwood.org
Troop 4 Yonkers http://www.troop4yonkers.org/
Troop 5 Yonkers http://www.troop5yonkers.org/
Troop 25 Yonkers http://www.troop25yonkers.com/
Troop 1 Bronxville http://www.scoutcabin.org/troop1/
Troop 2 Bronxville http://www.scoutcabin.org/troop2/
Troop 4 Bronxville http://www.scoutcabin.org/troop4/
Troop 5 Bronxville http://troop5.net/
Troop 353 Eastchester http://troop353.wordpress.com/
Special Opportunities for Cub Scouts
- Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award
- Emergency Preparedness Award
- International Activity Badge
- Interpreter's Strips
- Leave No Trace Awareness
- Lifesaving and Meritorious Awards
- Physical Fitness Award
- Recruiter Strip
- Religious Emblems
- Whittling Chip Card
- World Conservation Award