By joining the Cub Scouts, you’ve taken your first step on the Scouting trail. Many people stay in Scouting, one way or another, for many years. Some stay for a lifetime.
Youth of different ages have different ranks in Cub Scouting. As you go from, Lion (kindergarten), Tiger (age 7) to Webelos Scout (age 10), you learn new things and new skills that you use to meet new challenges as you get older.
Tiger Scouts 1st-grade youth join a Tiger den, where each Scout works with an adult partner on the requirements to earn the Tiger badge.
Bear Scouts Youth in the third grade are members of a Bear den. They also work with their families to do the requirements for the Bear badge, but Scouts this old have enough knowledge and skill to take on more of the work by themselves.
Webelos Scouts Youth in the fourth and fifth grades become Webelos Scouts. Webelos Scouts do more advanced activities to get ready to graduate into Boy Scouting.
Where you begin in Cub Scouting depends on your age at the time you join. If you join when you’re in first grade, you will begin as a Tiger Cub. If you do not join until the third grade, you’ll begin as a Bear Cub Scout. You won’t have to go back and earn the Tiger Cub and Wolf badges.