The Bobcat Badge is the first badge that all boys earn, regardless of age or grade. Prior to beginning work on requirements for any rank, each Scout must complete 7 requirements that introduce them to the Scouting Program and lay a foundation that they will build upon for the remainder of their Scouting career. The requirements for the Bobcat Badge are listed below:
- Learn and say the Scout Oath, 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.
For clarification of all twelve points of the Scout Law, please click here.
- Show the Cub Scout Sign. Tell what it means.
- Show the Cub Scout Handshake. Tell what it means.
- Say the Cub Scout Motto. Tell what it means.
Do Your Best!
This means to try as hard as you can in everything you do.
- Show the Cub Scout Salute. Tell what it means.
- 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.