Cub Scouting is for boys in first through fifth grades. First-graders begin as Tigers, move up to Wolf in second grade and Bear in third grade. Webelos, which stands for “We’ll be Loyal Scouts” (soon to be called Arrow of Light) is for fourth and fifth-graders. Tigers, Wolves and Bears engage in increasingly challenging but always fun achievements guided by their den leader and parent volunteers before tackling the more independent challenges of the Arrow of Light program, which is designed to prepare them for the transition to a Boy Scout troop. Although your son will be called a Tiger, Bear or Wolf, etc. he will actually receive the badge of his rank near the end of the school year, after completing the achievements required of that particular rank. Regardless of when they join, all boys must complete Bobcat achievements before moving on to working on their rank badges. Most new Tigers will complete these requirements in their first den meeting or two. You can learn more about ranks and advancement at the BSA advancement website.
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