The Bobcat badge is earned before any other rank. This applies to all new scouts no matter the age. Every scout handbook begins by outlining these simple steps:
- Learn the items below and say as well as tell what they mean.
- The Cub Scout Promise
- The Law of the Pack
- The Cub Scout Motto
- Show and tell the items below as well as what they mean.
- The Cub Scout Sign
- The Cube Scout Handshake
- The Cub Scout Salute
- Show that you understand and believe that it is important to be honest and trustworthy.