Recognition is important to young boys. The Cub Scouting advancement plan provides fun for the boys, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members work with boys on advancement projects.
Cub Scouting extends typically over five years - from first through fifth grades - but a boy is welcome to join Cub Scouts at any time during those years. Below is a brief description of different levels of Cub Scouting:
Tiger. A boy who is 7 years old or is in the first grade is a Tiger, and his adventures are found in the Tiger Handbook. A 7 year old or boy in the first grade joins Cub Scouting with his parent or adult guardian. This is unique relative to other ranks in Cub Scouting. Tigers and their adult partners are just that, partners. They attend meetings together, go on adventures like field trips together, and complete requirements together. The Tiger rank is earned by completing six adventures.
Wolf. A boy who is 8 years old or is in the second grade is a Wolf, and his adventures are found in the Wolf Handbook. Wolf Scouts work toward the Wolf rank. The Wolf rank is earned by completing seven adventures.