Is your Son a Bobcat yet?
It doesn't matter your sons age - its all about the 'bling' on the uniform! Scouts love to compare their uniform since it is a window into their adventure through scouting.
Just look at any cub's uniform and you will be able to know how old he is, where he went camping last, how often he has attended meetings and a wealth of other information.
Help your Cub Scout get started quickly in Cub Scouts by helping them to earn their BobCat award.
The first award a boy can earn when he joins Cub Scouts is the Bobcat award. You can keep track of his progress by signing off requirements in his book. You may have been
given a “Trail to Bobcat” flier to keep track of his progress as well, but you will still need to sign off his requirements in his handbook.
The Den Meeting
Your Cub Scout is in a “den” with boys in the same school grade. Dens meet meet weekly. They will complete requirements at den meetings and tracked, which are then recoded
in your son’s handbook. You can also work on requirements at home anytime and sign those off. Show the Den Leader your son’s handbook Once your Cub Scout has completed all
of the Bobcat requirements, show his book to your son’s Den Leader. The Den Leader will make arrangements to have the award presented to your son at pack meeting. The award
is paid for out of the pack budget. Most pack budgets are funded by Scouts dues, selling popcorn,selling candy or other fundraising efforts.
The Pack Meeting
All of the Cub Scouts and their families get together once a month for a terrific night called “pack meeting”. It is a great idea to invite grandparents, family and
friends to the pack meeting where your son will receive his Bobcat, usually soon after joining.