The Pack consists of several dens to include: Tiger Cubs, Wolves, Bears, Webelos I, and Webelos II. Boys are placed in Dens based on age and/or grade in school. For example, first graders – the earliest level of cub scouts – are placed in the Tiger Den. Each Den has a Den Leader (and usually an Assistant Leader) to help guide the boys in meeting their requirements to advance to the next rank.
Every rank in scouting is reached by accomplishments by the scout. These requirements are age-appropriate activities that help grow and mold the boy into a self-sufficient, confident, able man. Themes run through the requirements from the beginning Tiger to the Eagle. For instance, when a Wolf scout cooks cookies with his mother, that begins to train him to cook for his patrol as a Life scout. And, when a Tiger Cub visits a police station he begins learning how to be a model citizen.
. This is the first rank a Cub Scout earns. No matter what age or grade a boy joins Cub Scouting, he must earn his Bobcat badge before he can advance to the rank of Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos. It includes knowing the Cub Scout Motto, Cub Scout Promise, Law of the Pack, Cub Scout Sign, Cub Scout Handshake, Cub Scout Salute, knowing what Webelos means, and completion of exercises in the How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse Pamphlet (to be reviewed with parent or guardian).
Tiger Cub Rank
. The Tiger Cub program is for first-grade (or age 7) boys and their adult partners. There are five Tiger Cub achievement areas. The Tiger Cub, working with his adult partner, completes 15 requirements within these areas to earn the Tiger Cub badge. These requirements consist of an exciting series of indoor and outdoor activities just right for a boy in the first grade. When he has accomplished these tasks, he will be awarded his Tiger Cub immediate recognition emblem. This is a tiger paw with four strands for beads that he wears on the right pocket.
. The Wolf rank is for boys who have completed first grade (or who are 8 years old). To earn the Wolf badge, a boy must pass 12 achievements involving simple physical and mental skills. His parent or guardian approves each achievement by signing his book. When all requirements are satisfied, the Wolf badge is presented to his parent or guardian at the next pack meeting in an impressive advancement ceremony, during which the parent or guardian in turn presents the badge to the boy.
. Any boy may earn Bear achievements and electives if he is in the third grade, or is nine years old. To earn the Bear badge, a boy must complete 12 of the 24 specified achievements. He can select the ones he wants to do from four different groups: God, Country, Family, and Self. Details regarding the completion of the achievements and associated electives can be found in the BSA Bear Cub Scout Book.
. Webelos dens are for boys who have completed third grade (or reached age 10). The Webelos den program is different from the Cub Scout den program: Instead of being based on a monthly theme, the Webelos den program is based on one of 20 Webelos activities. Webelos Scouts work on requirements during their weekly den meetings. Once the boy learns the skill, he practices it at den meetings and at home on his own. The boy’s family is encouraged to help him at home.