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Pack 546 Cubs may attain the following ranks on their journey toward the Arrow of Light, the highest rank in Cub Scouts.
Refer to the Uniform Inspection Sheet for official placement of ranks and insignia.
Visit the BSA National Council website or US Scouting Service for a comprehensive list of ranks and requirements.
 
Bobcat
  • The Bobcat rank is for all boys who join Cub Scouting.
  • 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.
Tiger Cub
  • The Tiger Cub program is for first grade (or age 7) boys and their adult partners.
  • To begin his path to the Tiger Cub rank, the Tiger Cub must learn the Cub Scout promise, the Cub Scout sign, and the Cub Scout salute. When he has learned these, he gets his Tiger Cub emblem, which is a tiger paw with four strings for beads. He wears the emblem on his right pocket.
  • As a boy finishes each part of the five Tiger Cub achievements, he earns an orange bead (for den activities), a white bead (for family activities), or a black bead (for "Go See Its"). When the boy has earned five beads of each color, he can receive his Tiger Cub badge. The Tiger Cub badge is given to the boy's adult partner at a pack meeting. Then, during a grand ceremony, the adult gives the badge to the boy.
  • After he has earned the Tiger Cub badge, a Tiger Cub Scout may work on Tiger Cub electives. When he completes 10 elective projects, he earns a yellow disk.
  • Tiger Cubs may also earn belt loops and pins via the Academic and Sports Program.
Wolf
  • The Wolf rank is for boys who have finished first grade (or who are 8 years old).
  • To earn the Wolf badge, a boy must pass 12 achievements. His parent or guardian approves each achievement by signing his book.
  • For every three Wolf achievements completed, the boy earns a yellow bead. When the boy has earned four beads, the Wolf badge is presented to his parent or guardian at the next Pack meeting. During an impressive ceremony, the parent or guardian then presents the badge to the boy.
  • After he has earned the Wolf badge, a Wolf Cub Scout may work on the 23 Wolf electives until he finishes second grade (or turns 9 years old). He can choose from more than 100 elective projects that may show him new hobbies and teach him skills that will be useful during his Boy Scout years. When he completes 10 elective projects, he earns a Gold Arrow Point to wear under the Wolf badge. For each 10 elective projects after that, he earns a Silver Arrow Point.
  • Wolf Cubs may also earn belt loops and pins via the Academic and Sports Program.
Bear
  • The Bear rank is for boys who have finished second grade (or are 9 years old).
  • There are 24 Bear achievements in four groups. A boy must complete 12 of the achievements to be a Bear Cub Scout. These requirements are harder and more challenging than those for the Wolf badge.
  • For every three Bear achievements completed, the boy earns a red bead. When the boy has earned four beads, the Bear badge is presented to his parent or guardian at the next Pack meeting. During an impressive ceremony, the parent or guardian then presents the badge to the boy.
  • After he has earned his Bear badge, a Bear Cub Scout may work on electives to earn Arrow Points to wear under his Bear badge. He can choose from more than 100 elective projects that may show him new hobbies and teach him skills that will be useful during his Boy Scout years. When he completes 10 elective projects, he earns a Gold Arrow Point to wear under the Bear badge. For each 10 elective projects after that, he earns a Silver Arrow Point.
  • Bear Cubs may also earn belt loops and pins via the Academic and Sports Program.
Webelos
  • Webelos dens are for boys who have completed third grade (or reached age 10).
  • A boy may begin working on the Webelos badge as soon as he joins a Webelos den. This is the first step in his transition from the Webelos den to the Boy Scout troop. As he completes the requirements found in the Webelos Scout Book, he will work on activity badges, attend meetings led by adults, and become familiar with the Boy Scout requirements all leading to the Arrow of Light Award.
  • After he has earned his Webelos badge, a Webelos Scout may work on additional activities. Upon completing four activities the Webelos Scout earns the Compass Points emblem. For each four additional activities completed the Webelos Scout earns a Compass Point to attach to the Compass Points emblem.
Arrow of Light
  • The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light Award. Earning this rank prepares a Webelos Scout to become a Boy Scout. Webelos Scouts who have earned the Arrow of Light Award have also completed all requirements for the Boy Scout badge.
  • This award is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform when a boy graduates into a troop.