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New Cub Scout Advancement June 1st, 2015

What are we trying to accomplish with the new Cub Scout Adventure Program?

  • Character, Citizenship, Fitness, Leadership and Outdoor Program

Adventures Are:

  • Theme-based
  • Rigorous, but fun
  • Defined/Required and elective
  • Den based, with opportunities for family involvement

Seven Adventures required for Rank Advancement

  • Belt loops for Tiger, Wolf, Bear (6 required/1 elective)
  • Pins for Webelos and Arrow of Light (Webelos: 5 required/2 elective; AOL: 4/3)
  • Bobcat is still first for all ranks but now uses the Scout Oath and Law. Also Cyber Chip must be earned.


  • Current program – active until May 31, 2015
  • All advancement until that date will use the current materials
  • New program – active on June 1, 2015
  • Materials
    • New meeting plans – March 2015
    • Program materials – May 1, 2015
    • Resources for den and pack leaders – July 2015

Special Considerations

  • LDS transition considerations - see online transition support
  • Boys earning their Webelos Badge Prior to June 1, 2015
    • May continue to work out of the current handbook and complete the AOL requirements as stated.
    • May convert to the new handbook and requirements
  • Boys joining Cub Scouts after May 31, 2015 and meeting the qualifications to join an AOL den
    • Shall utilize the new program requirements and handbook
    • No requirement to earn Webelos first
    • They may substitute any of the new program Webelos required adventures for the three required electives of Arrow of Light


Five methods of seven Cub Scout methods remain the same Ideals-related

Family focus Ages (or genders) Oath & Law 

Bobcat still first rank earned (updated) Advancement-related 

Ranks or approach Tiger Cub becomes Tiger with new image 

Den/pack meeting structures Arrow of Light will no longer require earning Webelos 

Outdoor program Activities – more active

Delivery model Advancement – simplified 

Fun – even more than before Academics and Sports program retired 

Current immediate/elective recognition devices replaced 

One Den Leader Guide per rank

​What Will the New Insignia Look Like?

Tiger Orange

Wolf Red

Bear Blue

Webelos Green Diamond

Arrow of Light Brown Arrow

Webelos Elective Brown Oval



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