Special topics include Flag Ceremonies, Knots, Pinewood Derby, and Cub Scout Resident Camp.
|Cub Scout Bear Rank|
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.
Often, den meeting activities enable the Bear Scouts to complete requirements toward an award or rank. For Tiger through Bear ranks, if the activity is completed outside of the den meeting, the parent, adult partner, or another trusted adult should sign in the boy’s handbook, indicating the Cub Scout has done his best to complete the requirement. The den leader then approves that requirement after consultation with the family or the boy to confirm completion. If the requirement is completed in a den meeting, the den leader signs in both places. Den leaders may, however, ask an assistant or parent who helps at meetings to play the role of “Akela” and assist with the approvals. For Webelos and Arrow of Light ranks, the den leader signs for approval of all requirements, unless the den leader delegates this responsibility. The Den Chief helps lead the meetings. The Denners and Assistant Den Leaders lead Opening and Closing flag ceremonies and help with setup and cleanup.
Bear Scout requirements
Other awards available to Bear Scouts
- See also: Cub Scout Awards
- Conservation Good Turn Award
- Donor Awareness Patch
- Emergency Preparedness Award
- Interpreter Strip
- Leave No Trace Award (replaced by the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award, although some Councils still stock the patch in their store and allow it to be eared -- contact your local Scout store and inquire)
- National Summertime Award
- Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award
- Outdoor Activity Award
- Recruiter Strip
- Shooting Sports (Archery, BB Gun, Slingshot)
- Religious Emblems
- Hornaday award
- World Conservation Award (available to Wolf through Arrow of Light ranks)
- Honor Awards
Bear Scout Expenses
- $23 National registration, Boys' Life magazine, and Accident Insurance.
- $20 Program Materials: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos book, rank patch, neckerchief, and slide.
- ____ Pack Expenses: Each Scout's fair share of Pack recharter, training, fees, equipment, etc.
- ____ Advancement: Awards, Belt Loops, patches, and more.
- ____ Activities: Pinewood Derby, trips, ball games, camping, and much more.
- ____ Camping: Day Camp, Resident Camp and Family Camping.
- ____ Equipment includes Uniforms, sleeping bags, tents, etc.
Bear Den Leader Resources
|Cub Scout Leader portal|
- Nameplates - Official BSA Name plates for your uniforms.
- Fast Tracks for Bear Cub Scouts: a BSA-produced den meeting plan
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|Medical Exam Forms:||Annual Health and Medical Record 34605||Age-Appropriate Guidelines|