The Boy Scouts of America has replaced major portions of the Cub Scout Advancement Program as of June 1, 2015. The prior program ended on May 31, 2015. New Program: The New Cub Scout Program, which began on June 1, 2015, still features Rank Advancement, which is now based on a series of “Core” (Required), and “Elective” (Optional) “Adventures”. The Sports and Academics program has been discontinued, with some features from that program merged into the various “Adventures”. The first badge all Cub Scouts earn, regardless of age, is the Bobcat Badge.......