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Cub Scout Ranks

Unlike Scouts BSA, where you advance in rank based solely on achievement, Cub Scouts move through ranks based on their school grade. This isn’t to say they don’t need to accomplish anything to earn a rank, but rather once a rank is earned a kid can’t move to the next rank until the following school year.

What Rank Is My Kid Working On?

Cub Scout Rank Chart

Current Cub Scout Ranks:

Lion Cub Scout

Lion

  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Uniform: Lion T-Shirt
  • Advancement:
    • 5 required Adventures
Tiger Cub Scout

Tiger

  • Grade: First
  • Uniform: Blue Cub Scout Shirt
  • Advancement:
    • 6 required Adventures +
    • 1 elective Adventure
Wolf Cub Scout

Wolf

  • Grade: Second
  • Uniform: Blue Cub Scout Shirt
  • Advancement:
    • 6 required Adventures +
    • 1 elective Adventure
Bear Cub Scout

Bear

  • Grade: Third
  • Uniform: Blue Cub Scout Shirt
  • Advancement:
    • 6 required Adventures +
    • 1 elective Adventure
Webelos Badge

Webelos

  • Grade: Fourth
  • Uniform: Khaki Boy Scout Shirt
  • Advancement:
    • 5 required Adventures +
    • 1 elective Adventure
Arrow of Light

Arrow of Light

  • Grade: Fifth
  • Uniform: Khaki Boy Scout Shirt
  • Advancement:
    • 4 required Adventures +
    • 1 elective Adventure
Bobcat Rank

Bobcat

You may have noticed that Bobcat is not depicted on the chart above. That’s because this rank is always earned first, before any grade-specific rank, regardless of when a child enters Cub Scouts. For more detailed information, check out our dedicated Bobcat Rank page.

Next stop: Introduction To Cub Scout Adventures

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