Boys who complete Kindergarten (or are 7 years old) join our Tiger Den. Tiger Cubs is a fun program that helps a boy and his adult partner gain a better understanding of and an appreciation for the community environment in which they live, and introduces them to the excitement of Cub Scouting as they “Search, Discover, and Share” together. Tigers meet once or twice a month as a den and they also attend all pack meetings. Tigers first earn their Bobcat Rank, and then work on their Tiger Cub Badge.
If a Cub Scout has completed the first grade (or is 8 years old) he joins our Wolf Den and may start earning the Wolf rank. He receives a Wolf neckerchief, and Wolf neckerchief slide when beginning the Wolf portion of the Boy Scout trail. This part of the Boy Scout trail is intended to take one school year, preparing the scout to begin earning his Bear rank after he completes second grade.
If a Cub Scout has completed the second grade (or is 9 years old) he joins our Bear Den and may start earning the Bear rank. He receives a Bear neckerchief, but continues to use the Wolf neckerchief slide when beginning the Bear portion of the Boy Scout trail. He will continue to use the blue Cub Scout Uniform. This part of the Boy Scout trail is intended to take one school year, preparing the scout to begin earning his Webelos rank after he completes third grade.
Webelos 1st year is the beginning of the 20 month program for 4th and 5th grade boys to prepare to join a Boy Scout troop while learning outdoors skills and participating in 20 different activity badges. A well-run group of Webelos is a gradual change from being an ‘adult-run’ den to being a ‘boy-run’ patrol ready to fit right into an adventurous scouting troop. This migration requires the parents and den leaders to give the scouts more and more control, decision-making power, and responsibility as they progress in skills, abilities, and maturity. Scouts begin the work on their Webelos rank.
Boys in the 5th grade continue their Webelos journey and they prepare to enter Boy Scouts. After completing their Webelos Badge, scouts have the opportunity to earn the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouting.