Bear Scout

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Cub Scout Bear Rank

Bear Badge
Target age group:3rd grade
Created:1930
Current status:Active
Latest Requirements Revision:2003
Latest Handbook Revision:#33451
Previous rank:
Wolf Cub Scout
Next rank:
Webelos Scout

The Bear Scout program is for boys who have completed second grade (or are age 9). After earning the Bobcat badge, a boy may earn the Bear badge by completing 12 achievements in four different categories: God, Country, Family, and Self.

Bear Cubs can also complete Bear Electives at any time.

All registered Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cubs, Bear Cubs, and Webelos Scouts can earn Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program known as "Belt Loops and Pins." - Academic & Sports p. 1

Contents



Bear Scout requirements

  1. Complete each of the following Bear required adventures with your den or family:
    a. Bear Claws
    b. Bear Necessities
    c. Fellowship and Duty to God
    d. Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
    e. Grin and Bear It
    f. Paws for Action
  2. Complete one Bear elective adventure of your den or family's choosing.
  3. With your parent or adult partner, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.[1]

Footnotes

  1. If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Bear Handbook, 2016 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #621535)

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Bear Electives

Main article: Bear Electives

Once the rank badge has been earned, Bear Cub Scouts may complete elective requirements to earn Arrow Points.


Related achievements, electives, or other awards

The Bear Achievements get you started on a dozen requirements for different Belt Loops and Pins!

4. TALL TALES
5. SHARING YOUR WORLD WITH WILDLIFE
6. TAKE CARE OF YOUR PLANET
  • 6g. Take part in a den or pack neighborhood clean-up project. - See Wildlife Conservation Pin requirement #9
8. THE PAST IS EXCITING AND IMPORTANT
  • 8d. Trace your family...or talk to a grandparent... - See Heritages Belt Loop & Pin requirement #5
14. RIDE RIGHT
  • 14a. Know the rules for bike safety...register - See Bicycling Belt Loop requirement #1 & Pin #6
  • 14b. Learn to ride a bike... - See Bicycling Belt Loop requirement #3
  • 14d. Change a tire on a bicycle... - See Bicycling Pin requirement #3
  • 14f. Ride a bike for 1 mile... - See Bicycling Pin requirement #7
  • 14g. Plan and take a family bike hike. - See Bicycling Pin requirement #7
15. GAMES, GAMES, GAMES!
16. BUILDING MUSCLES
17. INFORMATION, PLEASE
18. JOT IT DOWN
  • 18b. Write two letters to relatives or friends. - See Communicating Belt Loop requirement #2
  • 18c. Keep a daily record of your activities for 2 weeks. - See Communicating Pin requirement #2
  • 18f. Write a story about something you have done with your family. - See Communicating Pin requirement #1
23. SPORTS, SPORTS, SPORTS

Also see the Related Requirements for Bear Electives.

Progress Toward Ranks

Progress Toward Ranks

A complete set of Progress Toward Ranks beads
for a boy who has completed both Wolf and Bear ranks.
Level:Wolf Cub Scout and Bear Cub Scout
Created:

The Progress Toward Ranks emblem is for Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts. While working toward the Wolf or Bear rank badge, Cubs receive one bead for every three achievements completed: Yellow beads for Wolf, Red beads for Bear.

The emblem is worn suspended from the right pocket flap button.


Arrow Points

Arrow Points

One gold and four silver arrow points,
signifying 50 completed electives.
Level:Wolf Cub Scout and Bear Cub Scout
Created:1930

Arrow Points are for boys who hold the Wolf and Bear Cub Scout Ranks. Once the rank badge has been earned, Cub Scouts may complete elective requirements to earn Arrow Points. After completing the first ten electives, a gold arrow point is awarded. Each further 10 electives will earn a silver arrow point. They are attached below the left pocket of the blue Cub Scout uniform.


Bear Den Leader Resources


Cub Scout Resources
New Leader Brochures: Tiger Wolf/Bear Webelos Cubmaster
Applications & Reports: Youth Application Adult Leader Application Advancement Report Uniform
Online Training: New Leader Youth Protection Training Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat
Safety Guides: Guide to Safe Scouting Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat Climb On Safely
Other: Permission Slip Local Tour Permit National Tour Permit Fundraising
Medical Exam Forms: Annual Health and Medical Record 34605 Age-Appropriate Guidelines More forms…


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