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.

  1. Write or tell what makes America special to you.
  2. 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.
  3. Find out something about the old homes near where you live. Go and see two of them.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Be a member of the color guard in a flag ceremony for your den or pack.
  7. Display the U.S. flag in your home or fly it on three national holidays..
  8. Learn how to raise and lower a U.S. flag properly for an outdoor ceremony.
  9. Participate in an outdoor flag ceremony
  10. 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.
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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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