The Cub Scout Program has two basic features:
Rank Advancement Academics and Sports Program
Cub Scout Ranks:
LION: New in 2012-2013, our pack will be offering a Lion Cub Program for Kindergartners and their adult partners.
BOBCAT: The first badge all Cub Scouts earn, regardless of age, is the Bobcat Badge (see "New Scout Bobcat" on left side of homepage). After earning the Bobcat Badge, they proceed to work on advancement specific to their age level. Lion Cubs do not earn their Bobcat.
TIGER: Cub Scouts joining as First Grade boys enter the Tiger Cub Program. Tiger Cubs receive beads on a pocket Tiger Totem as they complete the 15 achievements to earn the Tiger Cub Badge. The requirements are found in the Tiger Cub Scout Book.
WOLF: In the Second Grade, Cub Scouts work toward the Wolf Badge, then toward a Gold Arrow Point and one or more Silver Arrow Points. The requirements for these badges are found in the Wolf Cub Scout Book.
BEAR: In the Third Grade, Cub Scouts work toward the Bear Badge, then they, too, work toward earning a Gold Arrow Point and Silver Arrow Points. The requirements for these badges are found in the Bear Cub Scout Book.
WEBELOS: The Webelos Program is a two year program for Fourth and Fifth Grade Boys. In both years, they work toward earning Webelos Activity Badges in twenty different areas, arranged in five groups. Fourth Grade Boys work toward the Webelos Badge. After earning the Webelos Badge, Fifth graders earn the Arrow of Light. In addition to the two rank badges, boys work toward the Compass Point Emblem and Metal Compass Points as they earn additional Activity Badges.
Academic and Sports Program
This is a supplemental enrichment program that complements the Cub Scout rank advancement program. The Academic subjects and Sports activities allow boys to learn new techniques, increase scholarship skills, develop sportsmanship - and have fun! Boys participating in the program will be recognized for enjoying teamwork, developing physical fitness, and discovering and building new talents. The Academic and Sports program encourages a boy to do his best. Belt loops and pins are awarded to boys who complete the requirements. Lion Cubs do not participate in this program.
Link to the Council's website for program options and requirements