We just moved and had to change packs. There is a big difference in the approach to the requirements.
In our old pack the kids memorized the law and oath for Bobcat, they knew the sign, salute, and all that and could tell you what those things meant in their own words. Here new members were told "You don't have to memorize it, we have time. You just need to do your best." All new Scouts are participating in the Bobcat ceremony next week regardless.
My son went to his leader and asked if he could recite the Outdoor Code which he did, but the other boys in the room were making comments about it and the co-leader made a comment about needing to get the other boys caught up. Yet, the others have already been awarded the beltloop the requirement falls under.
At our last meeting they counted saying the Pledge of Allegiance as a "participating in a flag ceremony" and signing their name on a store bought thank you card as writing a thank you note. When I asked my son about the meeting he said "It was OK. Signing your name doesn't seem like that much of a thank you." He as since asked to write his own note to send.
I'm trying to figure out if this is the normal of Cub Scouts and we are being to by the book, or if this pack is being overly lax and we should look for a pack that is a bit more by the book.