Bear Paws for Action

Bear Adventure Requirements: Paws for Action

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.

Paws for Action  is one of the Bear CORE Adventure Requirements.  In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is similar to Bear Achievement 3 – What Makes America Special? , Bear Achievement 6 –Take Care of Your Planet and Bear Achievement 7 – Law Enforcement Is a Big Job.

For this adventure, Bears learn about history, law enforcement, and conservation.

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

Bear Adventure Requirements: Paws for Action

  1. Do the following:
    1. Find out about two famous Americans. Share what you learned.
    2. Find out where places of historical interest are located in or near your community, town, or city. Go and visit one of them with your family or den.
    3. Learn about our flag. Display it at home for one month. Say the Pledge of Allegiance and learn its meaning.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Visit a local sheriff’s office or police station, or talk with a law enforcement officer visiting your den. During the visit, take turns with your den members asking questions that will help you learn how to stay safe.
    2. During or after your visit with a law enforcement officer, do at least two of the following:
      1. Practice one way police gather evidence by taking fingerprints, taking a shoe print, or taking tire track casts.
      2. Make a list of emergency numbers to post in your home, and keep a copy with you in your backpack or wallet.
      3. With your family, develop a plan to follow in case of an emergency, and practice the plan at least three times. Your family can determine the emergency, or you can develop several plans.
      4. Discuss with your parent or another adult you trust any worries you have about your safety or a friend’s safety.
      5. If you have younger brothers and sisters, make sure they know how to call for help in an emergency.
  3. Do the following:
    1. Learn about the energy your family uses and how you can help your family decrease its energy use.
    2. Do a cleanup project that benefits your community.
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