"What is Bobcat?"

No matter the age of a cub scout, the rank of ‘Bobcat’ will be the first rank your son will earn. He will learn the Scout oath, Scout law, and also what the scout sign, handshake, and scout salute mean, furthering a sense of camaraderie to the other scouts and a sense of belonging with the Pack. 

Click Here to see the Scout Oath and Scout Law.


  1. Learn to say the Scout Oath, with help if needed.

  2. Learn to say the Scout Law, with help if needed.

  3. Show the Cub Scout sign. Explain what it means.

  4. Show the Cub Scout handshake. Explain what it means.

  5. Say the Cub Scout Motto. Explain what it means.

  6. Show the Cub Scout Salute. Explain what it means.

  7. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to protect your children from child abuse: A Parent's Guide - Bobcat Requirements