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The 13 Ranks of Scouting

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In scouting, there are 13 ranks. 6 for Cub Scouts, and 7 for Scouts BSA. Cub Scouts do all their requirements as a den or with their parents, and then every scout ranks up at the same time. In Scouts B.S.A., each scout does requirements with one scout leader and ranks up individually.




Cub Scout Ranks

In Cub Scouts, there are 6 ranks:

Lion

The Lion rank is for kindergartners. If you join scouting as a Kindergartner, you will be working on the Lion rank. You will have the Lion T-Shirt and that will be yo meetings. At the end of the year, you will receive your uniform and lion patch to put on it.

Tiger

The Tiger rank is the rank that has first graders. They have a navy blue uniform to wear to meetings, with an orange cap and neckerchief. When you are a tiger Scout, you work on several requirements with your den leaders, den, and parents. At the end of the year, you will receive an orange Tiger patch to put on your uniform.


Wolf

The Wolf rank is for second graders. Wolf scouts have a navy blue uniform with a red cap and neckerchief. As a wolf, you work on several requirements with your den and your parents to earn your wolf rank. At the end of the year, you get a red wolf patch to put on your uniform with your tiger and bobcat badges.


Bear

The Bear rank is for third graders. Bear scouts have a navy blue uniform with a light blue cap and neckerchief. Bear scouts work on several requirements with their den, den leaders, and parents. At the end of the year, once you have completed all your requirements, you get a new uniform, one that is tan instead of navy blue. You also get a plaid neckerchief and cap.


Webelos

The Webelos rank is for fourth graders. The word "Webelos" means We Be Loyal Scouts. As a Webelos, you work on lots of requirements with your den leaders, den, and parents. Once you earn the Webelos rank, you get a blue patch, but you keep your same neckerchief and cap. 



Arrow of Light

The arrow of light rank is for fifth graders. While scouts are working toward earning their Arrow of Light rank, they learn several things about how a Scouts B.S.A. troop works. This is much of the same stuff that you learn in the first rank of Scouts B.S.A. so many troops decide to have scouts cross over from the pack to the troop sometime in the middle of the school year instead of in May.

Scouts BSA Ranks


In Scouts BSA, there are 7 ranks. Scouts each rank up on their own, you don't rank up as a group. You have a list of requirements in the back of your scouting handbook. Some of them you do as a group, with your patrol or troop. But for the rest of them, you just find a leader and talk about the requirement with them and figure a way to complete it.

Scout

Scout is the first rank of Scouts B.S.A. When you are working on the Scout Rank, you learn many of the same things that you learned while you were working on your Arrow of Light.

Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class

The Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks are the second, third, and fourth ranks in Scouts BSA. While working on these ranks, you learn a lot of things about knots, lashings, first aid, cooking, and other scouting topics. Robert Baden Powell, Scouting Founder, said that he wants all scouts to at least earn their first-class rank. Once you have completed all the requirements, schedule a scoutmaster conference with your scoutmaster. Once you have completed that, schedule a board of review with your scoutmaster. You will have 3 assistant scoutmasters sit in a room with you and ask questions about the time you spent working on that rank. 

Star, Life, and Eagle

These three ranks are mostly about working on merit badges. There are a few other requirements, but not many. You need thirteen specific merit badges that are eagle required(eg. First Aid, Cooking, lifesaving). Then you need 8 more that you get to choose. You must do a scoutmaster conference and board of review for these three ranks also. To earn your eagle scout rank, you also need to organize a service project and lead it. Talk to your scoutmaster for more information on this.


Eagle Palms

After you earn your eagle scout rank, you can continue to earn merit badges until your 18th birthday. For every five merit badges you earn, you can get an eagle palm. For each eagle palm, you need to get 5 merit badges, wait 3 months since earning your last palm or eagle scout rank, show leadership ability and scout spirit, and have a scoutmaster conference and board of review.

Conclusion

There are several ranks that you can get as a Cub Scout and several that you can get as a BSA Scout. Each rank is different and they have different ways you need to earn them. You earn some as a group with the rest of your den, and you earn some on your own. If you work hard and do your best, you can get them all! If you like this, please share it on social media and leave a comment with your thoughts. 

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