Lion Scouts is a fun introduction to the Scouting program for kindergarten-age youth eager to get going! Lions do adventures with their adult partners and other Lions every month. This program introduces youth and their families to Scouting and the outdoors as it builds a foundation of character. Everything as a Lion is done with an adult partner.
Tiger Scouts is an exciting scouting program for first grade youth ready to get going! Tigers do stuff - lots of stuff - and all with their adult partners. This program is intended to open up the world to inquisitive minds along with the caring guidance of adults. The first steps along the Scouting Trail are laid here and every rank advancement through the scouting program builds on the basic activities done as Tigers.
If a Cub Scout has completed the first grade and has earned the Bobcat Badge, the scout may start earning the Wolf rank. The scout receives a Wolf Scout handbook, Wolf neckerchief, and Wolf neckerchief slide when beginning the Wolf portion of the scouting trail. The scout will also need a blue Cub Scout Uniform. This part of the scouting trail is intended to take one school year, preparing the scout to begin earning the Bear rank after completing second grade.
If a Cub Scout has completed the second grade and has earned the Bobcat Badge, the youth may start earning the Bear rank. The scout receives a Bear Scout handbook, Bear neckerchief, and Bear neckerchief slide when beginning the Bear portion of the scouting trail. A blue Cub Scout Uniform will also be needed. This part of the scouting trail is intended to take one school year, preparing the scout to begin earning the Webelos rank after completing third grade.
Webelos is for 4th and 5th grade youth to prepare to join a Scouts BSA troop while learning outdoors skills and participating in many adventures. A well-run group of Webelos is a gradual change from being an 'adult-run' den to being a 'scout-run' patrol ready to fit right into an adventurous Scouts BSA troop. This migration requires the parents and den leaders to give the scouts more and more control, decision-making power, and responsibility as they progress in skills, abilities, and maturity.