Cub Scout Archives: Bear Achievement 8 - The Past Is Exciting and Important

Bear Achievement 8 is about history. Find helps for this achievement here.

Bear Achievement 8 Requirements

Complete requirement g and two other requirements.

  1. Visit your library or newspaper office. Ask to see back issues of newspapers or an almanac.
  2. Find someone who was a Cub Scout a long time ago. Talk with him about what Cub Scouting was like then.
  3. Start or add to an existing den or pack scrapbook.
  4. Trace your family back through your grandparents or great-grandparents; or, talk to a grandparent about what it was like when he or she was younger.
  5. Find out some history about your community.
  6. Start your own history: keep a journal for 2 weeks.
  7. Complete the Character Connection for Respect.
    • Know. As you learn about how Cub Scout-age life was like for adults you know, does what you learn change what you think about them. Tell how it might help you respect or value them more.
    • Commit. Can you think of reasons others might be disrespectful to people or things you value? Name one new way you will show respect for a person or thing someone else values.
    • Practice. List some ways you can show respect for people and events in the past.
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When I Was Young Gathering Activity

“When I Was Young” can be used as one of the gathering activities for any meeting centered around a history theme or a photography or cinema theme. This also works well for a Blue and Gold banquet.

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Family Tree Template

Family Tree Template

Helping Scouts look back at their family heritage fits in with February’s Turn Back the Time program theme. Scouts can download this family tree template to write in their family back to their great grandparents.

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Classic Outdoor Games

For this month’s theme, I am focusing on classic outdoor games. These are games which would have been played by the Scout’s parents or even grandparents. There are a few ideas listed on the right, and more will gradually be shown on the Classic Outdoor Games Theme page.

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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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