The Bobcat badge is the gateway to Cub Scouting
because it is the first rank earned by every boy in Cub Scouting
regardless of when he joins. It teaches the boy the fundamental ideals
and values of the Cub Scout Program. All boys will first work on their
Bobcat badge to complete the Cub Scout joining requirements. Once the
Bobcat badge requirements have been completed, the Cub Scout will
continue with the age appropriate program.