A Cub Scout rank, earned by every new Cub by learning the Cub Scout Law, Cub Scout Promise, Cub Scout Sign, etc.
The first rank of Cub Scouting (after Tiger Cubs); a newcomer to the Cub Scout program who is generally seven or eight-years-old.
The first rank for all boys who join Cub Scouting at age 8. (see Tiger Cub.)
This is the first required rank for all Cub Scouts. Bobcat is earned after the Tiger Cub rank, but must be earned prior to earning the Wolf, Bear, Webelos or Arrow of Light ranks. It is essentially an introduction to Cub Scouting's motto, hand salute, and other guidelines.
Bobcat is a rank attainable by a Scout in the Cub Scout division of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and is the first rank that a boy must earn before pursuing other ranks, regardless of age.