FOR NEW PARENTS

Ranks and Advancement

 


 

Scouts advance through a series of ranks. Cub Scout ranks are tied to age or grade, while Boy Scouts and Venturers earn higher ranks through their achievements. Boy Scouts advance at their own pace. Only about four out of every 100 Boy Scouts achieves the Eagle rank.

Cub Scout Ranks

BOBCAT: First rank after joining regardless of age
TIGER: In first grade or 7 years old
WOLF: Completed first grade of 8 years old
BEAR: Completed second grade or 9 years old
WEBELOS: Completed third grade or 10 years old
ARROW OF LIGHT: Final rank before Boy Scouts at age 11

Boy Scout Ranks

SCOUT
TENDERFOOT
SECOND CLASS
FIRST CLASS
STAR
LIFE
EAGLE

Venturing Awards

VENTURING: Joining the program
DISCOVERY: Participation focus
PATHFINDER: Leadership focus
SUMMIT: Mentoring focus

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Your child can join Scouting anytime, although units typically recruit new members near the beginning of the school year. If you’re not already aware of a unit serving your neighborhood,

visit beascout.org to
FIND A PACK >
FIND A TROOP >
FIND A CREW >

visit exploring.org to
FIND A CLUB/POST >

visit stemscouts.org to
FIND A LAB >

or give us a call at the council service center and we’ll be happy to connect you. 
865-588-6514