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I don't get some of these new Cub Scouting terms, can you help?

adult partner The adult member of a Lion or Tiger Cub team.

advancement The process by which a youth member meets certain requirements and earns recognition.  Cub Scout activities are centered around earning  badges that are specific to each school grade level.  This badge represents a rank.  Advancement refers to the progress a Cub Scout makes toward their badge of rank.  All of the activities for each rank are in the Cub Scout handbooks. There is no advancement program for adults.

Arrow of Light award The highest rank in Cub Scouting and the only Cub Scout badge that may be worn on the Scout uniform.

Arrow of Light den Second year Webelos Den (5th Grade).

adventures Cub Scouts earn adventures that are specific to their grade and rank.  A number of adventures must be completed to earn the badge of rank for each grade level. Adventures may be earned in any order.  Completion of adventures is how the Aims of Scouting are met in Cub Scouting.

Aims of Scouting Character, Citizenship, Personal Fitness, and Leadership

assistant Cubmaster A volunteer Scouter, 18 or older, appointed by the chartered organization to help the Cubmaster.

assistant den leader A volunteer Scouter, 18 or older, appointed by the chartered organization to help the Cub Scout den leader.

assistant Webelos den leader A leader in a pack, at least 18 years of age, who is appointed by the chartered organization to help the Webelos den leader.

Bear The rank designed for a Cub Scout in the third grade (or 8 years old). Combinations: "Bear adventures," "Bear badge," "Bear Cub Scout," "Bear Scout."

blue and gold banquet A birthday dinner for Scouting held by Cub Scout packs typically in February to celebrate the founding of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 and of Cub Scouting in 1930. May be called "blue and gold dinner."

Bobcat The first rank earned by every Cub Scout.

Boys' Life The magazine for all Scouts published by the Boy Scouts of America. The title should be typeset in italics and underlined when italics is not available. Note the placement of the apostrophe (not Boy's).

camping Camping is the hallmark of Scouting. See "day camp," "outdoor program," and "resident camp."

campout A camping activity with at least one overnight stay. One word.

chartered organization A religious, civic, fraternal, educational, or other community-based organization that has applied for and received a charter to operate a BSA Scouting unit. This is the organization that partners with the Boy Scouts of America to deliver a Scouting program.  They adopt Scouting to serve the youth in the community.

chartered organization representative  This person appoints the Pack Committee Chair and approves all adult leaders.  They provide resources from the chartered organization. 

council An administrative body chartered to be responsible for Scouting in a designated geographic territory.

council service center The business center for the local administration of Scouting. 

Cub Scout A registered youth member of a Cub Scout pack or one registered as a Lone Cub Scout who is in kindergarten  through 5th grade, or who is age 5-10. 

Cub Scout motto Do Your Best.

Cub Scouting That part of the program of the Boy Scouts of America for boys and girls who are in kindergarten through fifth grade (or are 5 through 10 years old). Lions are in Kindergarten. Tiger Cubs are in the first grade (or age 6); Wolves in second grade (or age 7) Bears in third (or age 8) and Webelos Scouts, fourth and fifth grade (or ages 9 and 10). The unit is a Cub Scout pack and the pack is made up of dens of the various age groups. The emphasis is on family-centered activities, group activities, learning, and having fun.

Cubmaster A volunteer Scouter, 21 or older, appointed by the chartered organization to lead a Cub Scout pack.

day camp  An organized, multiple-day, theme-oriented program for Tiger Cubs and their adult partners, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts that is conducted by the council/district under trained leadership at an approved site during daylight or early evening hours.

den A neighborhood group of four to eight Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos Scouts that meets periodically, and is part of a Cub Scout pack.

den chief A Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer who has been appointed to help direct the activities of a den.

district A geographical area of the council determined by the council executive board to help ensure the growth and success of Scouting units within the district's territory. 

Lion A boy who is in kindergarten (or is 5 years old) and registered, with his adult partner, as a member of a Lion den.

Lion den A den of five to eight Lions and their adult partners.

Methods of Cub Scouting Living the Ideals, Belonging to a Den, Advancement, Family Involvement, Activities, Serving the Neighborhood, the Uniform.

Mission The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

pack A group made up of several Lion, Tiger Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scout dens. The pack includes not only the boys in the dens but also their families and leaders. 

parent and family talent survey An inventory of parents' interests and abilities conducted by the Cub Scout pack to determine program potential.

pack committee Made up of parents, leaders, and other caring adults the pack committee works to support den leaders and the Cubmaster.

pack committee chair The top volunteer in the pack is the Pack Committee Chair.  They are responsible for ensuring enough qualified adult volunteers are in place to provide the program.  They lead the pack committee meetings.

rank The Cub Scout ranks are Bobcat, Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light Award. 

registered member Annually, every youth and adult who wants to join or continue membership in the Boy Scouts of America must submit a completed application form or re-register and pay an annual registration fee. Membership is a privilege, not a right.

Resident camp A council-organized, theme-oriented, overnight camping program for Cub Scouts or Webelos Scouts that operates for at least two nights and is conducted under trained leadership at a camp approved by the council.

Scout camp Land owned by or leased to the Boy Scouts of America to further the Scouting program. 

Scout Law A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, brave, Clean and Reverent.

Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout shop A BSA-owned store, operated by the Supply Group, that sells official Scouting merchandise.

Scouter A registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America who serves in a volunteer or professional capacity

Tiger Cub A boy who is in the first grade (or is 6 years old) and registered, with his adult partner, as a member of a Tiger Cub den.

Tiger Cub den A den of five to eight Tiger Cubs and their adult partners.

Webelos badge The fifth rank in Cub Scouting; earned by Webelos Scouts in a Webelos den.

Webelos den A den of five to eight  Webelos Scouts who meet weekly under the supervision of a Webelos den leader.

Webelos den leader A registered volunteer member, age 21 or older, appointed by the pack committee to plan and direct the den's activities.

Webelos Scout (Pronounced WEE-buh-los.) A Cub Scout who has completed the third grade or is age 9 but has not yet completed fifth grade or reached age 11, and is a member of a Webelos den. 

Webelos Scout overnighter A one- or two-night campout by Webelos Scouts and their adult partners.

Wolf The rank designed for a second-grade or 7-year-old Cub Scout. Combinations: "Wolf adventures," "Wolf Cub Scout," "Wolf Scout," "Wolf rank."

Youth Protection program This BSA emphasis fights child abuse by teaching youth the "three R's": Recognize, Resist, and Report child abuse; by helping parents and Scouters learn to recognize indications of child abuse and situations that could lead to potential abuse; and by teaching them how to handle child abuse situations or reports.

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