THE ADVANCEMENT PLAN
Advancement is the process in which Cub Scouts earn badges and awards, learning new skills and expanding their horizons as they go. The Cub Scout advancement program is based on adventures, which are themed collections of activities. Many of these activities will be done as a group, with the den or with the whole pack. Other activities are meant to be done at home as a family. The activities built into the adventures include sports, games, field trips, service projects, crafts, and leadership challenges. All of these are designed to achieve Scouting’s aims: character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. As a boy/girl progresses through the Cub Scout ranks, the activities become more challenging to match their increasing skills and abilities.
The Bobcat badge is the first badge earned by any new Cub Scout. Once they earns the Bobcat badge, they will begin working on a rank-specific badge, as you can see here. Each of these badges requires that the boy/girl earn the Cyber Chip award (internet safety) and complete the youth protection safety pamphlet activities with his parent.