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Cub Scouting Advancement

Advancement is the process by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of America progress from rank to rank.

Every Scout activity moves a youth toward three basic aims: character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness. Advancement is one of the eight methods used by Scout leaders to help Scouts fulfill the aims of the BSA.

Cub Scout Advancement

The Cub Scout advancement program is designed to encourage the natural interests of your youth. Each of the ranks and awards in Cub Scouting (Bobcat, Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light) has its own requirements. As a boy or girl advances through the ranks, requirements get progressively more challenging, matching the increased skills and abilities of your youth as they grow older.

Visit the Cub Scout Learning Library to access Cub Scouting tools, including detailed information on the Cub Scout advancement program and requirements.

Refer to the Guide to Advancement for the most current advancement policies, procedures, and resources.

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