Note that all Cub Scouts are in a single unit called the pack.
The former Tiger Cub program is now fully integrated into the Cub Scout pack. First-graders are now called Cub Scouts instead of Tiger Cubs, and work on the Tiger rank.
Cub Scouts wear a blue uniform with a different-colored neckerchief denoting their level. Webelos can wear the blue uniform, or switch to the khaki Boy Scout uniform with Webelos insignia. Hats and neckerchief slides also change year by year.
Cub Scouts no longer have a separate Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack, but now learn the same Scout Oath and Scout Law as Boy Scouts.
Cub Scouting youth are male only.
The Academics and Sports belt loops program has been discontinued, and gold & silver arrow points are gone. In their place are adventure loops (for Cub Scouts) and adventure pins (for Webelose Scouts.
Although Akela (term for any adult leader) is still around, Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book (the original basis for the Cub Scout program) has been de-emphasized.
Cub Scouting adults are coed, with all positions open to those 21 or older, and only Assistant Cubmaster, Assistand Den Leader, & Assistant Webelos Den Leader open to those ages 18 to 20.
Age Range / Highest Award
Tiger Cub Scouts
completed Kindergarten OR age 7*
Wolf Cub Scouts
completed grade 1 OR age 8*
Bear Cub Scouts
completed grade 2 OR age 9*
completed grade 3 OR age 10*
until age 11.5 OR completed grade 5
Arrow of Light
*Note that Cub Scout minimum chronological age requirements are primarily designed to meet church requirements for packs in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Most non-LDS packs use the younger school-grade minimums.
Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts wear every rank badge they have earned.
All boys must earn the Bobcat rank (joining requirements) first, regardless of when they join Cub Scouting.
All Cub Scout and Webelos ranks are based on grade.
Bobcat (joining requirements; now considered a rank)
Tiger (rank for boys in First grade; formerly called Tiger Cub)
Wolf (rank for boys in Second grade)
Bear (rank for boys in Third grade)
Webelos (rank for boys in Fourth grade)
(for wear with blue uniform/left; khaki uniform/right)
Arrow of Light (highest rank, for boys in Fifth grade)