Cub Scout Advancement
|Completed kindergarten or 7 years old.|
|Earned after Tiger Cub rank, but prior to all other ranks.|
|Completed the 1st grade or 8 years old.|
|Completed the 2nd grade or 9 years old.|
|Completed the 3rd grade or 10 years old.|
|For 5th graders or 10 years old. Earned after completion of the Webelos badge.|
Arrow Points are earned after a Cub Scout rank has been obtained and before he completes his grade level. While working on his advancement, a Cub Scout is provided different choices of tasks along the way. Arrow Points are recognition for going above and beyond the minimal requirements for rank advancement.
The belt loops typically require the successful completion of three basic requirements. The pin typically requires the completion of the belt loop and 5 or 6 other more challenging requirements. Scouts may earn either the belt loop or pin more than once; however, in the spirit of Scouting we suggest they broaden their horizons by experiencing a variety of activities.
Activities are broken into two different general categories: Academics and Sports. Each category has many specific skills or activities from which Scouts may choose. The Academics and Sports program encourages a boy to do his best. The purpose of the sports activities is not to win, but to do your best and learn skills while promoting good sportsmanship.