The Bobcat

The first rank that EVERY boy MUST earn when entering the Cub Scouting Program is the Bobcat rank before he can advance to the rank of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos.

To earn the Bobcat rank the new Cub Scout must do the following:

  1. Learn and say the Cub Scout motto, the Scout Oath, and the Scout Law and tell what they mean;
  2. Show the Cub Scout sign, salute, and handshake and tell what they mean;
  3. With your parent or guardian complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide.

The above items are the basic information that ALL Cub Scouts must learn, which is why EVERY boy who enters into Cub Scouting MUST earn the Bobcat Badge.  He only needs to complete the course once in his Cub Scout career.


The Cub Scout Motto

Do Your Best!

The Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best 
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; 
To help other people at all times; 
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

For more information about the Scout Oath, Click here.

The Scout Law

A Scout is:

  • Trustworthy,
  • Loyal,
  • Helpful,
  • Friendly,
  • Courteous,
  • Kind,
  • Obedient,
  • Cheerful,
  • Thrifty,
  • Brave,
  • Clean,
  • and Reverent.
For more information about the Scout Law, Click here.