Cub Scout Archives: Bear Achievement 4 - Tall Tales

Bear Achievement 4 is about American folklore. Find helps for this achievement here.

Bear Achievement 4 Requirements

Complete all of the requirements.

  1. Tell in your own words what folklore is. List some folklore stories, folk songs, or historical legends from your own state or part of the country. Play the Folklore Match Game (in handbook).
  2. Name at least five stories about American folklore. Point out on a United States map where they happened.
  3. Read two folklore stories and tell your favorite one to your den.

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