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.

Activities are based on different topics such as hiking, nature, science, citizenship, first aid, sports, and more. Adventures are earned as a Cub Scout advances toward their badge of rank. Once an adventure is completed, a Cub Scout receives recognition in the form of a an adventure loop or adventure pin.


Lions, Tigers, Wolves, and Bears earn metal adventure loops. These are designed to slide onto a Cub Scout’s belt.


Webelos earn metal adventure pins. These pins are placed on the Webelos Colors or on a Webelos hat.



There are several awards Cub Scouts can earn beyond their badge of rank. Examples include the Recruiter Strip, NOVA and Supernova, Messengers of Peace, Cyber-Chip, World Conservation Award, Shooting Sports, Outdoor Activity, Scout Strong, and the Whittling Chip.