Bobcat Requirements

The first rank a Cub Scout earns is Bobcat. While working on Bobcat, scouts become familiar with the symbols, traditions, and expectations of scouts. Below are the requirements.

Learn and say the 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.

Learn and say the scout law

A scout is…
and Reverent.

Show the Cub Scout sign
Tell what it means

  • The two raised fingers stand for the scout oath and scout law.
  • The two fingers resemble the two sharp ears of a wolf ready to listen. This stands as a reminder to scouts that when a leader makes this sign, the scouts also make the sign and are ready to listen.

Show the Cub Scout handshake
Tell what it means

  • When shaking hands, put your first two fingers inside the wrist of the other scout.
  • This stands as a reminder to help each other to obey the scout law and scout oath.

Learn and say the Cub Scout motto

Do your Best

Show the Cub Scout salute
Tell what it means

  • Salute with your right hand. Hold your first two fingers together and touch the brim of your cap. If you’re not wearing a cap, touch your eyebrow.
  • Salute the flag to show respect to our country.
  • Use the Cub Scout salute when in uniform, if not in uniform, put your hand over your heart.

With a parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide