The Cub Scout Advancement Trail

Cub Scout Adventure RequirementsOn the advancement trail, a Cub Scout progresses from rank to rank, learning new skills as he goes.  Each of the ranks and awards in Cub Scouting has its own requirements.  As you advance through the ranks, the requirements get more challenging, to match the new skills and abilities you learn as you get older.

Cub Scouts have the opportunity to earn both required and elective recognition devices as they work toward their ranks.  They also can earn recognition for additional elective adventures they choose to complete beyond those required for their rank.  Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Scouts earn adventure loops to be worn on their belt, and Webelos Scouts earn pins they can wear on their Webelos colors or Webelos cap.

Adventure loops and pins are a great way to help fulfill the aims of Scouting—build character, develop citizenship, and encourage mental and physical fitness.  Through a variety of subjects, you can stretch your mind and abilities by exploring the wonders of science, learning about the world, and expanding skills in new area.

This is a chance to try something new, do your best, and earn recognition all at the same time.

Lion

Lion

Pack 110 is proud to be piloting the Lion Program in 2016-17. The Lion program weaves traditional Scouting concepts of character development, leadership skills, personal fitness and citizenship into activities that are age-appropriate and fun for the...
Bobcat

Bobcat

No matter what age or grade a boy joins Cub Scouting (witht he exception of Lions), he must earn his Bobcat badge before he can advance to the rank of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos. The Bobcat rank is the first badge awarded to a new Cub Scout.  As ...
Tiger

Tiger

A boy who is 7 years old or is in the first grade is a Tiger, and his adventures are found in the Tiger Handbook. A 7 year old or boy in the first grade joins Cub Scouting with his parent or adult guardian.  This is unique relative to other ranks in ...
Wolf

Wolf

A boy who is 8 years old or is in the second grade is a Wolf, and his adventures are found in the Wolf Handbook.  Wolf Scouts go to den meetings on their own, but their families still help them work on the requirements for the Wolf badge. Like all other ...
Bear

Bear

A boy who is 9 years old or is in the third grade is a Bear, and his adventures are found in the Bear Handbook.  Bear Scouts also work with their families to do the requirements for the Bear badge, but boys this old have enough knowledge and skill to t...
Webelos / Arrow of Light

Webelos / Arrow of Light

A boy who is 10-11 years old or is in the fourth or fifth grade is a Webelos Scout, and his adventures are found in the Webelos Handbook.  Webelos Scouts do more advanced activities to get ready to graduate into Boy Scouting. Like all other new Cub ...

For more information about the adventure loops and pins, see CubScouts.org.