Bobcat Requirements

Learn and say the BOY SCOUT OATH (or 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.

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.

Say the CUB SCOUT MOTTO. Tell what it means.

A motto is a guiding principle. "Do Your Best"

It means try really hard, but it's OK if you don't achieve your goal the first time you try. Don't give up and keep trying.

Show the CUB SCOUT SIGN. Tell what it means.


The two fingers stand for two parts of the Promise -"to help other people" and "to obey". They look like a wolf's ears; this means you are ready to listen to Akela. Give the Cub Scout sign when you say the Cub Scout Promise or the Law of the Pack.

Show the CUB SCOUT HANDSHAKE. Tell what it means.

The Cub handshake means that you "HELP" and that you "OBEY" the Law of the Pack.

Give the CUB SCOUT SALUTE. Tell what it means.

A salute is a way to show respect. We salute the flag to show respect to 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 together. Touch the tips of those fingers to your cap. If you are not wearing a cap, touch your right eyebrow.

With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the booklet, How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse.