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Bobcat Requirements

The Bobcat badge is the first rank a Cub Scout earns.  Regardless of when the Scout joins Cub Scouting, he must earn the Bobcat badge before receiving any other award or rank.  Bobcat requires the Scout know the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Cub Scout sign, Cub Scout handshake, Cub Scout Motto, and Cub Scout salute.  These will be demonstrated and practiced at Pack meetings and den meetings.  

In addition, the Scout works with his parent or guardian to complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide located in the front of every rank handbook.

Bobcat Requirements
  1. Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed. 
  2. Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed. 
  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. 
  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.
After completing the requirements, the Bobcat badge is presented at a ceremony conducted at the fall campout.  If the Scout is unable to attend, a Bobcat ceremony will be held at the next pack meeting they are in attendance.  

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