Cub Scout activities are centered around earning badges that are specific to each school grade level. This badge represents a rank. Advancement refers to the progress a Cub Scout makes toward their badge of rank. All of the activities for each rank are in the Cub Scout handbooks.
Based on different topics such as hiking, nature, science, citizenship, first aid, sports, and more, adventures are earned as a Cub Scout advances toward their badge of rank. Once an adventure is completed, a Cub Scout receives recognition in the form of a an adventure loop or adventure pin.
Kindergarten through third grade; Lions, Tigers, Wolves, and Bears earn metal adventure loops (shown above). These are designed to slide onto a Cub Scout’s belt.
Fourth and fifth grade, Webelos, earn metal adventure pins. These pins are placed on the Webelos Colors (shown at right) or on a Webelos hat.
There are tons of fun awards, patches, and recognitions that Cub Scouts can earn beyond their badge of rank.
In partnership with dozens of faith organizations representing different religions, youth may earn the Religious Emblem of their faith.