Pack 58 Advancements FAQs
We strongly encourage families to work with their Cubs and Den Leaders to complete rank requirements by the following schedule:
BOBCAT CEREMONY, October 2021
ALL NEW CUBS (1st-5th Grade only) must earn this. We will be awarding Bobcat and pledging to "Do Our Best" as loyal Cub Scouts! See the below Bobcat Requirements.
For our classic "ranks" see the links below. These are awarded in the Spring at our "Blue & Gold" Awards Ceremony:
NEW PARENTS: BOBCAT REQUIREMENTS for OCTOBER 2021
To earn the Bobcat rank the new Cub Scout does 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.
Make the sign with your right hand and with your arm held straight up. The two fingers stand for the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. They look like a wolf's ears ready to listen to Akela. Give the Cub Scout Sign when you say the Scout Oath or Scout Law.
4. Show the CUB SCOUT HANDSHAKE. Tell what it means.
Using your right hand, place your first two fingers along the inside of the other scout's wrist. This means that you help each other remember and obey the Scout Oath and Law.
5. Say the CUB SCOUT MOTTO. Tell what it means.
"Do Your Best"
6. Give the CUB SCOUT SALUTE. Tell what it means.
Point your first two fingers of your right hand out straight and close together. Touch the tips of the fingers to your cap or if not wearing a cap then to your eyebrow. A salute is a way to show respect. When you salute a leader (either adult or other scout), you show him or her that you respect their position. When you salute the flag, you show that you are proud of your country.
7. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the booklet:
How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse.**
**See our Youth Protection Policies or talk to Rob with any concerns.
SCOUTBOOK & Advancements Records
Upon registration with the Pack & BSA, all families are entered in our on-line database, "ScoutBook".
We use this to communicate to the Pack as a whole or to individual Dens. Therefore, its really important that each account is linked to an actively monitored email.
Leaders and Parents can use ScoutBook to record attendance and advancement progress on-line.
Leaders can administer their entire Dens and can enter records for each Cub.
Parents can see only their Cub's info. So, if you complete a requirement at home, you can mark it off yourself!
ScoutBook is linked to BSA National's training resources, including Youth Protection, Outdoor Safety & other courses that will help Leaders & Parents serve youth.
This also helps us purchase awards, which are supplied as part of Dues.