Bear Necessities

Bear Adventure Requirements: Bear Necessities

This is a preview of one of the new Cub Scout requirements which will go into effect in the 2015-2016 program year. See the BSA Program Updates page for complete information.

Bear Necessities  is one of the Bear CORE Adventure Requirements.  In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is similar to Bear Achievement 9 – What’s Cooking, Bear Achievement 12 – Family Outdoor Adventure, Bear Achievement 22 – Tying It All UpBear Elective 2 – WeatherBear Elective 25 – Lets Go Camping, and the Weather Belt Loop.

For this adventure, Bears learn some outdoor skills, go camping, do some cooking, and learn a little about the weather.

The requirement for this adventure are shown below. Upon completion of this adventure, Bears will receive a belt loop.

Bear Adventure Requirements: Bear Necessities

  1. While working on your Bear badge, camp overnight with your pack at resident camp or another Scouting event.
  2. Attend a campfire show, and participate by performing a song or skit with your den.
  3. Make a list of items you should take along on your campout.
  4. Make a list of equipment that the group should bring along in addition to each Scout’s personal gear.
  5. With your den, plan a cooked lunch or dinner that is nutritious and balanced. Make a shopping list, and help shop for the food. On a campout or at another outdoor event, help cook the meal and help clean up afterward.
  6. Help your leader or another adult cook a different meal from the one you helped prepare for requirement 5. Cook this meal outdoors.
  7. Help set up a tent. Pick a good spot for the tent, and explain to your den leader why you picked it.
  8. Demonstrate how to tie two half hitches. Explain what the name means and what the hitch is used for.
  9. Learn how to read a thermometer and a barometer. Keep track of the temperature and barometric pressure readings and the actual weather at the same time every day for seven days.
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