Bobcat Requirements

Bobcat Requirements for New Scouts

Please complete the following requirements to receive your Bobcat badge. Note that these requirements are described in more detail in front of your Cub Scout Handbook.

1. Scout Oath

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. Scout Law

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

3. The Cub Scout Sign

The Cub Scout sign is two fingers held high. It means you are ready to listen to Akela (say Ah-KAY-la). The Cub Scout sign is made with the right arm held high and straight up above the shoulder, with the index and middle fingers forming a V. The other fingers are held with the thumb. The two extended fingers stand for the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. They also stand for the two alert ears of a wolf. This is the sign of Cub Scouts all over the world.

4. Cub Scout Handshake

The handshake is done by putting the index and middle fingers of the right hand against the other person’s wrist when shaking hands. Cub Scouts and Cub Scout leaders use this handshake everywhere in the United States. The handshake signifies that those who use it help others and obey the Scout Oath.

5. Cub Scout Motto

Do your best

6. Cub Scout Salute

The salute is made by joining the index and middle fingers of the right hand (holding the other fingers with the thumb) and touching the extended fingers to the cap visor or forehead. The hand is held the same as for the Cub Scout sign, except the two fingers are together. The Cub Scout salute is used to salute the flag when in uniform and to show respect to den and pack leaders. It can be used when greeting other Cub Scouts.

7. Child Protection Exercises

Please complete the exercises in the booklet: Youth Protection: How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse. This is inside your handbook or you can borrow a copy from your Den leader.


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