Bear Forensics

Bear Elective Adventure Requirements: Forensics

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.

Forensics is one of the Bear elective adventures.  In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is most similar to Bear Achievement 7 – Law Enforcement Is a Big Job.

For the Forensics adventure, Bears learn about law enforcement methods which are used to solve crimes.

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

Bear Adventure Requirements: Forensics

  1. Talk with your family and den about forensics and how it is used to help solve crimes.
  2. Analyze your fingerprints.
  3. Learn about chromatography and how it is used in solving crimes. Do an investigation using different types of black, felt-tip markers. Share your results with your den.
  4. Do an analysis of four different substances: salt, sugar, baking soda, and cornstarch.
  5. Make a shoe imprint.
  6. Visit the sheriff’s office or police station in your town. Find out how officers collect evidence.
  7. Learn about the different jobs available in forensic science. Choose two, and find out what is required to work in that field. Share what you learned with your den.
  8. Learn how animals are used to gather important evidence. Talk about your findings with your den.
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