Cub Scout Archives: Bear Achievement 3 - What Makes America Special?
Bear Achievement 3 is about being a good citizen. Find helps for this achievement here.
Bear Achievement 3 Requirements
Complete requirements a and j and any two of the other requirements.
- Write or tell what makes America special to you.
- With the help of your family or den leader, find out about two famous Americans. Tell the things they did or are doing to improve our way of life.
- Find out something about the old homes near where you live. Go and see two of them.
- Find out where places of historical interest are located in or near your town or city. Go and visit one of them with your family or den.
- Choose a state; it can be your favorite one or your home state. Name its state bird, tree, and flower. Describe its flag. Give the date it was admitted to the Union.
- Be a member of the color guard in a flag ceremony for your den or pack.
- Display the U.S. flag in your home or fly it on three national holidays..
- Learn how to raise and lower a U.S. flag properly for an outdoor ceremony.
- Participate in an outdoor flag ceremony
- Complete the Character Connection for Citizenship.
- Know. Tell ways some people in the past have served our country. Tell about some people who serve our country today. (Don’t forget about “ordinary” people who serve our country.)
- Commit. Tell something that might happen to you and your family if other people were not responsible citizens. Tell one thing you will do to be a good citizen.
- Practice. Tell three things you did in one week that show you are a good citizen.
Flag Retirement and Grommets A reader asks about what to do with the grommets after a flag retirement ceremony. What are your opinions?
November Cub Scout Theme - Your Vote Counts (Citizenship) This Cub Scout theme revolves around the ideas of citizenship, duties, and community service. Have a mock election in your pack. Find ideas here.
Simple Indoor Closing Flag Ceremony Basic instructions for a very simple closing flag ceremony. This simple closing flag ceremony is appropriate for a den, pack, or other meeting.
State Capitals Bingo Cards In this picture bingo game, the cards have images of the states with the capitals on them. As each state name is called, players must try to find the capital on their card and mark it.
November Cub Scout Theme - Fifty Great States (Citizenship) This Cub Scout theme revolves around the ideas of flag etiquette and service to the community, with a little geography thrown in. Find some ways to form your pack and den programs around this theme in this article.
September Cub Scout Theme - Hometown Heroes (Cooperation) BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the September core value of Cooperation is a Hometown Heroes theme.
How to Raise an American: Citizenship Activities for Kids This is a book for adults interested in instilling citizenship and a love of our nation in kids. It includes 1776 specific ideas for raising patriotic Americans.
Flag Etiquette for Kids - Our American Flag Looking for information on flag etiquette for kids? This book covers why countries have flags, the history and requirements of US flag designs, and flag etiquette.
The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation This story of the Constitution in graphic format will engage young readers who are seeking to learn more about the US government.
February Cub Scout Theme – Turn Back the Clock (Resourcefulness) One of the supplemental plans for February will be the old Turn Back the Clock theme. This one was the program theme at least a couple of times in the past.
Simple Indoor Opening Flag Ceremony Many of our kids have not been exposed to flag etiquette before their first flag ceremony, so take the time to give them some basic instruction. This is a very simple flag ceremony for Cub Scouts to use at Den and Pack meetings.
Displaying the US Flag with Other Flags The US Flag is the symbol of our country. Scouts should know how to fold it, fly it, and handle it. Flag etiquette is part of many of the Scout requirements. In many cases, the rules are pretty straightforward. But in other cases, you just need to know the rules. For example, it gets more complicated when you are flying the US flag with flags from other nations. Here are the basics.
BSA Bear Den Meeting 2 - What Makes America Special and The Past Is Exciting and Important This plan covers most of Achievement 3 - What Makes America Special - and completes Bear Achievement 8 - The Past Is Exciting and Important - which was started in the first meeting.
How to Fold the US Flag The US flag is the symbol of our country and every Scout should know how to handle it. One thing I emphasize when working with Scouts on flag etiquette is that the most important thing is respect. Scouts are going to make mistakes from time to time, but they should always do their best to be respectful.
Bear Den Meeting Plan - What Makes America Special This is a very easy achievement to cover in a den meeting. You can even do an extra requirement or two.
A Simple Flag Retirement Ceremony When retiring a United Stated flag, some people will say that you must do it this way or that way, but according to the Flag Code, it just needs to be done with dignity.
Raising and Lowering the US Flag With Memorial Day approaching, it might be time to review how to raise and lower the United States flag. These are some basic rules for raising and lowering the US flag.
Helps and Requirements for Bear Bear is the Cub Scout program for boys in 3rd grade. Find helps and requirements for the Bear program on this page.