FOR NEW PARENTS
Ranks and Advancement
Scouts advance through a series of ranks. Cub Scout ranks are tied to age or grade, while Scouts BSA and Venturers earn higher ranks through their achievements. Scouts advance at their own pace. Only about two out of every 100 scouts achieves the Eagle rank.
Cub Scout Ranks
LION: Kindergarten age
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 Scouts BSA at age 11
Scouts BSA Ranks
VENTURING: Joining the program
DISCOVERY: Participation focus
PATHFINDER: Leadership focus
SUMMIT: Mentoring focus
Sign Me Up!
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 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.