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Bobcat Requirements


Regardless of what age or grade a Cub Scout is in, he must earn the Bobcat rank before earning any other rank. The Bobcat requirements focus on the fundamentals of Cub Scouting that every Cub Scout must know. 

To earn the Bobcat rank the new Cub Scout must do the following:

1. Learn and say the BOY SCOUT OATH (or PROMISE) with help if needed.

On my honor I will do my best 
To do my duty to God and my country 
and to obey the Scout Law; 
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, 
mentally awake, and morally straight.


2. Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed. 

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, 
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.


3. Show the CUB SCOUT SIGN.  Tell what it means.

a. MAKE THE SIGN WITH YOUR RIGHT HAND.

b. AND WITH YOUR ARM HELD STRAIGHT UP.

The two fingers stand for two parts of the Promise -"to help other people" and "to obey".  
They look like a wolf's ears;  this means you are ready to listen to Akela.  Give the Cub Scout sign when you say the Cub Scout Promise or the Law of the Pack.



4. Show the CUB SCOUT HANDSHAKE. Tell what it means.

The Cub handshake means that you "HELP"  and that you "OBEY" the Law of the Pack.


5. Say the CUB SCOUT MOTTO.  Tell what it means. 

A motto is a guiding principle.

         "Do Your Best"


6.  Give the CUB SCOUT SALUTE.  Tell what it means.
 
A salute is a way to show respect.  We salute the flag to show respect to our country. 
For the Cub Scout salute, use your right hand.  Hold your fingers as you do for the Cub Scout sign.  Keep the two straight fingers together. Touch the tips of those fingers to your cap. If you are not wearing a cap, touch your right eyebrow.






7. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse:     A Parent’s Guide and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*

* If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian.
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Pack 333,
Apr 3, 2015, 9:44 AM