No matter what age or grade a child joins Cub Scouting, he/she must earn the Bobcat badge before he/she can advance to the rank of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos. A scout must complete the Bobcat requirements, which include:
- Learn and say the Cub Scout motto, the Scout Oath, and the Scout Law and tell what they mean;
- Show the Cub Scout sign, salute, and handshake and tell what they mean; and
- Show that you understand and believe that it is important to be honest and trustworthy.