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.
Named for their short or “bobbed” tail, these fascinating felines are larger than house cats and sport razor sharp teeth and claws. The bobcat prefers woody or grassy areas, but can be seen along deserted roads at dawn and dusk hunting for small rodents.
The Bobcat (Lynx rufus, or commonly felis rufus) is a wild cat native to North America. They are found mostly in the United States, southern Canada, and northern Mexico. The bobcat is an adaptable animal that inhabits wooded areas as well as semi-desert, urban, and swampland environments.