Bobcat Requirements
Updated February 13, 2020

First graders, and anyone beyond that grade who is new to Cub Scouting, completes the Bobcat Badge prior to working on their grade-specific badge of rank. Kindergartners, who are Lions, do not work on the Bobcat Badge.

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

  1. Learn and say the SCOUT OATH, with help if needed.

    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.

  2. Learn and say the SCOUT LAW, with help if needed.

    A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful,
    friendly, courteous, kind, obedient,
    cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

  3. Show the CUB SCOUT SIGN. Tell what it means.
  4. Show the CUB SCOUT HANDSHAKE. Tell what it means.
  5. Say the CUB SCOUT MOTTO. Tell what it means.

    "Do Your Best"

  6. Show the CUB SCOUT SALUTE. Tell what it means.
  7. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet
    How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide -- Bobcat Requirements.
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.