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Bobcat Badge

New requirements take effect June 1, 2015
  • Scouts must be able to demonstrate the following and tell what they mean:

1.  Show the Cub Scout Salute.  A salute is a way to show respect.  We salute our flag to show respect for our country. For the Cub Scout salute, use your right hand.  Hold your fingers as you do for the Cub Scout sign. Keep the two straight fingers close together.  Touch the tips of those fingers to your cap.  If you are not wearing a cap, touch your right eyebrow.

2.  Show the Cub Scout Sign.  Make the Cub Scout sign with your right hand and with your arm straight up.  The two fingers stand for the parts of the Scout Oath to "help other people" and to "obey the Scout Law". Your fingers look like wolf ears ready to listen to your Akela.  Akela is a "good leader".  Your scout leaders are Akela.  Your parents, teachers, and coaches are Akela too. The Cub Scout sign is given when saying the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.  It is also used by Akela to ask for quiet and attention so if you see the sign or hear "Signs Up!", you should stop what you are doing, give the Cub Scout Sign and give the leaders your complete attention. 

3.  Show the Cub Scout Handshake. Hold out your right hand just as you always do to shake hands.  Put your first two fingers along the inside of the other boy's wrist making the wolf ears gesture.  The Cub Scout handshake is an agreement with the other boy that you agree to "Help" others and "Obey" the Scout Law.

4.  Say and understand the Cub Scout Motto  "Do Your Best". Discuss with your scout what it means to promise to "Do Your Best" and help him understand what being trustworthy means and what it means to keep a promise. Doing my best doesn't mean I always do things perfectly but I promise to keep working at it and keep on trying.  Robert Baden-Powell, the father of the Scouting movement, said "We never fail when we try to do our duty but we always fail when we neglect to do it."

  • All Scouts must learn and say the Scout Oath (Promise)  - with help if needed:
                    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.

        A duty is something you are expected to do. At home, you might be expected to help with chores. You also have duties to God and to your country. 
You do your duty to God by following the teachings of your family and religious leaders. You do your duty to your country by being a good citizen and obeying the law. Many people need help. A friendly smile or a helping hand makes life easier for others. The last part of the Oath is about taking care of yourself. You stay physically strong when you eat right and get plenty of exercise.  You stay mentally awake when you work hard in school, learn all you can, and ask questions. You stay morally straight when you do the right thing and live your life with honesty. 

  • All Scouts must learn and say the Scout Law - with help if needed:

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.

The Scout Law is incorporated into the curriculum as Character Compass Points.  

They are different based on a scout's rank so they are age-appropriate.

Click here to download a Bobcat flyer to help you practice. Bobcat Badge Flyer

Click here for the Pack 841 Uniform Guide