To earn the Bear Badge, a Cub Scout must complete 12 achievements out of
a possible 24 that are offered in the book
To earn the Bear Badge, a Cub Scout must complete 12 achievements out of a
possible 24 that are offered in the book. The achievements are grouped in 4
major areas, GOD, COUNTRY, FAMILY, and SELF. Within each group, a required
number of achievements must be completed, as indicated below. Also, any
achievements that they do NOT use to earn the Bear Badge may be used to
earn Arrow Points.
(Note that these achievements, as were the Wolf activities, are primarily
done at home and signed off by an adult family member after the boy has
completed each one. The book is then shown to the Den Leader who records the
progress and also signs the boy's book.)
The Bear Achievements are as follows, page number references to the Bear
Book are in parenthesis.
If the Cub Scout has not previously earned the Bobcat Badge, it
must be earned first.
Know. Name some people in history
who have shown great faith. Discuss with an adult how faith has been
important at a particular point in his or her life.
Commit. Discuss with an adult how
having faith and hope will help you in your life, and also discuss some
ways that you can strengthen your faith.
Practice. Practice your faith as you
are taught in your home, church, synagogue, mosque, or religious
Make a list of things you can do this week
to practice your religion as you are taught in your home, church,
synagogue, mosque, or other religious community. Check them off your list
as you complete them.
EMBLEMS OF FAITH(Page 30)
Complete the requirement.
Earn the religious emblem of your faith. (A
list of the religious emblems available to Cub Scouts is listed on this
here to see it.)
Set up the equipment
and play any two of these outdoor games with your family or friends. (Backyard golf, Badminton, Croquet, Sidewalk shuffleboard, Kickball,
Softball, Tetherball, Horseshoes, Volleyball)
Play two organized
games with your den.
Select a game that
your den has never played. Explain the rules. Tell them how to play it,
and then play it with them.
Do physical fitness
stretching exercises. Then do curl-ups, push-ups, the standing long jump,
and the softball throw.
With a friend about
your size, compete in at least six different two-person contests. (Many
examples in book.)
Compete with your
den or pack in the crab relay, gorilla relay, 30-yard dash, and kangaroo
NOTE TO PARENTS: If a licensed physician certifies
that the Cub Scout's physical condition for an indeterminable time doesn't
permit him to do three of the requirements in this achievement, the Cubmaster andpack committee may authorize
substitution of any three Arrow Point electives.
With an adult in your
family, choose a TV show. Watch it together.
Play a game of
charades at your den meeting or with your family at home.
Visit a newspaper office, or a TV or radio station and talk to a news
Use a computer to get
information. Write, spell-check, and print out a report on what you
Write a letter to a
company that makes something you use. Use e-mail or the U.S. Postal
Talk with a parent or
other family member about how getting and giving facts fits into his or
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Do requirement h and four other requirements.
Make a list of the
things you want to do today. Check them off when you have done them.
Write two letters to
relatives or friends.
Keep a daily record
of your activities for 2 weeks.
Write an invitation
Write a thank-you
Write a story about something
you have done with your family.
Write about the
activities of your den.
Complete the Character
Connection for Honesty.
what made it difficult to be clear and accurate as you wrote details and
kept records, and tell what could tempt you to write something that was
not exactly true. Define honesty.
why it is important to be honest and trustworthy with yourself
and with others. Imagine you had reported something inaccurately and
tell how you could set the record straight. Give reasons that honest
reporting will earn the trust of others.
doing the requirement for this achievement, be honest when you are
writing about real events.
Show how to use and
take care of four of these tools.
(Hammer, Hand saw, Hand drill, C-clamp, Wood plane, Pliers, Crescent
wrench, Screwdriver, Bench vise, Coping saw, Drill bit)
Build your own tool
Use at least two
tools listed in requirement (a) to fix something.
A MODEL (Page 156)
Do requirement g and two other requirements.
Build a model from a
Build a display for
one of your models.
Pretend you are
planning to change the furniture layout in one of the rooms in your
Make a model of a
mountain, a meadow, a canyon, or a river.
Go and see a model of
a shopping center or new building that is on display somewhere.
Make a model of a
rocket, boat, car, or plane.
Complete the Character
Connection for Resourcefulness.
the requirements for this achievement and list the resources you would
need to complete them. Then list the materials you could substitute for
items that you do not already have. Tell what it means to be
you complete the requirements for this achievement, list any changes
that would make the results better if you did these projects again. Tell
why it is important to consider all available resources for a project.
you complete the requirements for this achievement, make notes on which
materials worked well in your projects and why.
Learn the rules of
and how to play three team sports.
Learn the rules of
and how to play two sports in which only one person is on each
Take part in one
team and one individual sport.
Watch a sport on TV
with a parent or some other adult member of your family.
Attend a high
school, college, or professional sporting event with your family or your
LEADER (Page 174)
Do requirement f and two other requirements.
Help a boy
join Cub Scouting, or help a new Cub Scout through the Bobcat
Serve as a denner or assistant denner.
Plan and conduct a
den activity with the approval of your den leader.
Tell two people they
have done a good job.
choosing a way even when not everybody likes your choice.
Character Connection for Compassion.
why, as a leader, it is important to show kindness and concern for other
people. List ways leaders show they care about the thoughts and feelings
why a good leader must consider the ideas, abilities, and feelings of
others. Tell why it might be hard for a leader to protect another
person's well-being. Tell ways you can be kind and compassionate.
you complete the requirements for this achievement, find ways to be kind
and considerate of others.