This page describes how Cub Scout Den and ranks are set up and work. If you haven't read the information about how Pack 70 is structured, please take a look at the About Pack 70 Cub Scouts web page for a brief overview.
Before we jump into ranks and badges, an important thing to note is that a boy in first through fifth grade can join Cub Scouts at anytime, and get caught up by doing work to earn badges and belt loops at home and on the weekends doing many normal and fun family events. Remember, Cub Scouts is all about fun. Sure, there's some work to earn more comprehensive badges, but the majority belt loops and early badges like Bobcat can be earned very easily. Earning these accomplishments is fun for the boys, their siblings and family.
The first badge all Cub Scouts earn, regardless of age, is the Bobcat Badge. After earning the Bobcat Badge, they proceed to work on advancement specific to their age level. As part of these requirements, they must learn the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout Motto.
- Learn and say the Cub Scout motto, the Cub Scout Promise, and the Law of the Pack and tell what they mean;
- Show the Cub Scout sign, salute, and handshake and tell what they mean; and
- Show that you understand and believe that it is important to be honest and trustworthy.
Webelos Scouts work on requirements during their weekly den meetings. Once a boy learns a skill, he practices it at den meetings and at home on his own. His family helps him at home. Webelos Scouts bring the projects they do at home to the den meetings to show others, and to have the Webelos den leader approve their projects.
This award is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform when a boy graduates into a troop. Adult leaders who earned the Arrow of Light Award when they were young may also show their achievement by wearing a special square knot on their adult uniform.
Click on one of the Ranks below
to learn more about the program and find training material for parents.