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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bobcat Printables for Cub Scouts to Teach the Bobcat Requirements.

These are the pages that I use to teach my new scouts their Bobcat requirements. 

I copy enough of each for every scout to have a full "book". I simply staple them together. I print them in black and white and let the kids color them. Then they can keep them. I have one for myself that I use to go over each requirement with them. All of the info and pictures were found online. I'm honestly not sure if anything has a copy write. 

This can easily be done in one meeting when they are Tigers, or if it's a new boy coming into an older group, I use it as a quick review for the whole group before a den meeting. 

Because I cannot attach individual files to this page, you may want to simply copy and paste everything below. Just make sure you space each one out so that there is 1 requirement per page. 

Bobcat Rank Requirements

The first rank that EVERY boy earns when entering the Cub Scouting Program is the Bobcat rank.
These requirements are meant to demonstrate that the boy is making a commitment to participating in the scouting program. 

To earn the Bobcat rank the new Cub Scout does the following:
  1. Learn and say the CUB SCOUT PROMISE:
    "I .....(name).... promise to do my best
    To do my duty to God and my country,
    To help other people, and
    To obey the Law of the Pack. "
    Meaning of the Cub Scout Promise:
    Duty to God means: Put God first. Do what you know God wants you to do. And my country means: Do what you can for your country. Be proud that you are an American. To help other people means: Do things for others that would please them. Obey the Law of the Pack means: Be a good Cub Scout. Be proud that you are one.
  2. Say the LAW OF THE PACK.  Tell what it means.
    "The Cub Scout follows Akela.
    The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
    The pack helps the Cub Scout Grow.
    The Cub Scout gives goodwill."
    Meaning of The Law Of The Pack:
    The Cub Scout follows Akela (say Ah-KAY-la) means: Akela is a good leader. Your mother or father is Akela. In the Pack, your Cubmaster is Akela. Your Den Leader is Akela. At school, your teacher is Akela. The Cub Scout helps the Pack go means: Come to all the meetings. Do what you can to help. Think of others in the pack. The Pack helps the Cub Scout grow means: You can have fun when you are a part of the pack. Learn things from others. Do things with them. The Cub Scout gives goodwill means: Smile. Be happy. Do things that make others happy. They don't have to be big things. Little Things help, too.
  3. Tell what WEBELOS means:
    "WE'll BE LOyal Scouts "
  4. Show the CUB SCOUT SIGN.  Tell what it means.
    Make the sign with your right hand 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 ready to listen to Akela. Give the Cub Scout Sign when you say the Cub Scout Promise or the Law of the Pack.
    cub scout sign

  5. Show the CUB SCOUT HANDSHAKE. Tell what it means.
    Using your right hand, place your first two fingers along the inside of the other boy's wrist. This means that you help and that you obey the law of the Pack.
    cub scout handshake

  6. Say the CUB SCOUT MOTTO.
    "Do Your Best"
  7. Give the CUB SCOUT SALUTE.  Tell what it means.
    Point your first two fingers of your right hand out straight and close together. Touch the tips of the fingers to your cap or if not wearing a cap then to your eyebrow. A salute is a way to show respect. When you salute a leader (either adult or other scout), you show him or her that you respect their position. When you salute the flag, you show that you are proud of your country.
    cub scout salute

  8. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the booklet,
    How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse.
The above items are the basic information that ALL Cub Scouts learn, which is why EVERY boy who enters into Cub Scouting earns the Bobcat Badge.


"I .....(name).... promise to do my best

To do my duty to God and my country,

To help other people, and

To obey the Law of the Pack."

"The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout Grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill."


Meaning of WEBELOS

   "WE'll BE LOyal Scouts"

  Definition of Loyal

  1. unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"
  2. steadfast in allegiance or duty; "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him"
  3. inspired by love for your country

Words that describe loyal: faithful, dependable, reliable, responsible, friendly, honest, honorable, authentic, real, well-behaved; submissive, trustworthy






A Note to Parents of New Scouts:All new scouts, regardless of age, must earn their Bobcat Badge before beginning any other badges. One of the requirements for the Bobcat Badge is for parents to read "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parents Guide." Parents can then discuss with their son at their discretion this subject matter. The booklet may be found in the beginning of your son's rank advancement book or online at the following site:http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/46-014.pdf

For more cub scout resources, check out my Cub Scout Resource Page HERE.

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  1. This is great! However, I can't figure out how to print the "printables."

    1. Are you able to click on and save the images? If you are on a smart phone you could also take a screen shot of each and print that way too.


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