In the Second Grade, Cub Scouts work toward the Wolf Badge, by completing 12 Achievements. Then they may work on any number of Electives in dfferent areas of interest to earn a Gold Arrow Point and one or more Silver Arrow Points. The requirements for Wolf level badges are mostly home-based and can be found in the Wolf Cub Scout Book.
In the Third Grade, Cub Scouts work toward the Bear Badgeby completing 12 of 24 Achievements and then they work on Electives to earn Gold Arrow Point and Silver Arrow Points. The Bear program offers more "choice" as the boys expand their individual interests, for example, choosing which 12 of the 24 Achievements to complete. All requirements for these badges are found in the Bear Cub Scout Book.
The Webelos Program is a two year program for Fourth and Fifth Grade Boys. In both years, they work toward earning Webelos Activity Badgesin twenty different areas, arranged in five groups. Activity requirements shift significantly away from the home and to the Den at this age, often requiring technical instruction from teachers or professionals other than the parent or den leader. "WEBELOS" (WE'll BE LOyal Scouts) involves more outdoor programs to prepare for Boy Scouts.
Fifth Graders, after earning the Webelos Badge, and additional Activity Badges earn the Arrow of Light, cubscoutings highest award and the only Cub Scouting award that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform.
The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program is a supplemental enrichment program that complements the existing Cub Scout program. The Academics subjects and, Sports activities allow boys to learn new techniques, increase scholarship skills, develop sportsmanship - and have fun. Boys participating in the program will be recognized for enjoying teamwork, developing physical fitness, and discovering and building new talents. The Academics and Sports program encourages a boy to do his best.
Belt loops are awarded to boys who complete the three belt loop requirements in an academic subject or sport. Academic belt loops are gold, and Sports belt loops are silver (except for the Archery and BB-gun Shooting belt loops, which are brass colored)
Pins are awarded to boys who choose to continue their involvement in an Academics or Sports area and earn the pin by meeting the appropriate requirements.