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Age Requirements / Advancement / Highest Awards

Age Range / Highest Award

Program Level Minimum Age Maximum Age Highest Award
Lions or
Lion Cub Scouts
Kindergarten OR age 5 Tiger age  
Tigers or
Tiger Cub Scouts
completed Kindergarten OR age 7* Wolf age  
Wolves or
Wolf Cub Scouts
completed grade 1 OR age 8* Bear age  
Bears or
Bear Cub Scouts
completed grade 2 OR age 9* Webelos age  
Webelos Scouts (could also use 'Webelos', but note that 'Webelo' is incorrect) completed grade 3 OR age 10* until age 11.5 OR completed grade 5 Arrow of Light


Lion neckerchief
Lion Neckerchief (optional)
Tiger neckerchief
Tiger Neckerchief
Wolf neckerchief
Wolf Neckerchief
Bear neckerchief
Bear Neckerchief
Webelos neckerchief
Webelos Neckerchief

Lion rankformer Lion badge
Lion (rank for Kindergartners; new rank strip above, former Lion badge below)
Bobcat rank
Bobcat (joining requirements; now considered a rank)
Tiger rankformer Tiger Cub badge
Tiger (rank for First graders; new badge above, former Tiger Cub badge below)
Wolf rank
Wolf (rank for Second graders)
Bear rank (blue background)former Bear rank (green background)
Bear (rank for Third graders; new color above, former color below)
Webelos & Arrow of Light ranks
(rank for Fourth graders)
Arrow of Light *
(rank for Fifth graders)
All Cub Scout ranks
All Cub Scout ranks
(as worn on left pocket)

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