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Age Requirements / Advancement / Highest Awards

Age Range / Highest Award

Program Level Minimum Age Maximum Age Highest Award
Lions or Lion Cub Scouts Kindergarten OR age 5 Tiger age  
Tiger Cub Scouts completed Kindergarten OR age 7* Wolf age  
Wolf Cub Scouts completed grade 1 OR age 8* Bear age  
Bear Cub Scouts completed grade 2 OR age 9* Webelos age  
Webelos Scouts completed grade 3 OR age 10* until age 11.5 OR completed grade 5 Arrow of Light


Lion Neckerchief (optional)
(not yet available)
Tiger neckerchief
Tiger Neckerchief
Wolf neckerchief
Wolf Neckerchief
Bear neckerchief
Bear Neckerchief
Webelos neckerchief
Webelos Neckerchief

Lion rankformer Lion badge
Lion (rank for Kindergartners; new rank strip above, former Lion badge below)
Bobcat rank
Bobcat (joining requirements; now considered a rank)
Tiger rankformer Tiger Cub badge
Tiger (rank for First graders; new badge above, former Tiger Cub badge below)
Wolf rank
Wolf (rank for Second graders)
Bear rank
Bear (rank for Third graders)
Webelos rank (blue)Webelos rank (khaki)
Webelos (rank for Fourth graders)
(for wear with blue uniform/left; khaki uniform/right)
Arrow of Light rank
Arrow of Light (highest rank, for Fifth graders)

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