Good Morning Golden West Scouters! Today’s #FactFriday is for the Cub Scout units out there, remember to get your cubbies ranked up as they have until the end of this month to complete their required adventures to earn their rank. Once they have earned it make sure that the unit enters the advancement into Scoutbook to give them credit. Have a great day everyone!
Q- I joined Cub Scouts as a Bear but I really want to earn my Tiger and Wolf Patches, is that allowed?
A- Cub Scouts do not “go back” and work on ranks designed for earlier grade levels, even if missed due to their time of joining
188.8.131.52 Cub Scout Ranks
The Cub Scout program is centered primarily in the den,the home, and the neighborhood, but often takes place in the outdoors. It leads to advancement through seven ranks, which—except for the Bobcat rank—are grade or age-based. Cub Scout dens are named for the rank,other than Bobcat and Arrow of Light, that the members are working to achieve. Cub Scouts are eligible to earn ranks as follows:
Lion- For youth who are kindergarten age.
Bobcat- Earned first by all Cub Scouts except Lions, no matter when they join.
Tiger- For youth who have completed kindergarten or are 7 years old.Wolf-For youth who have completed first grade or are 8 years old.
Bear- For youth who have completed second grade or are 9 years old.
Webelos- For youth who have completed third gradeor are 10 years old.
Arrow of Light- For youth who have completedfourth grade.
Cub Scouts do not “go back” and work on ranks designed for earlier grade levels, even if missed due to their time of joining. Likewise, Cub Scouts do not “move ahead” to work on the next rank until the completion of the current school year (or until their next birthday if their chartered organization transitions by age), with the exception of those who earned the Webelos rank in the fourth grade