Cub Scout Archives: Bear Badge

Helps for the Bear Badge for Cub Scouts.


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ReadingBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan S - Tall Tales  In this idea from the Bear den meeting plans, Cub Scouts learn about folklore and storytelling for Bear Achievement 4 – Tall Tales.

 

Boys RunningMay Cub Scout Theme - Backyard Fun (Health and Fitness)  One of the Cub Scout themes for the May core value of Health and Fitness is a Backyard Fun theme.

 

CampingBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan R - Let's Go Camping  In this idea from the Bear den meeting plans, Cub Scouts learn how to prepare for a campout for Bear Elective 25 – Lets Go Camping.

 

Boeing 747 Aircraft Taking OffForces of Flight Game  The Forces of Flight game would make a fun addition to a pack meeting for the Soaring the Skies Cub Scout theme. Use this game when the Cub Scouts have been sitting for too long and need to get up and move around.

 

Bear Family Outdoor AdventureBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan Q - Family Outdoor Adventure  In this idea from the Bear den meeting plans, Cub Scouts go on a family hike for Bear Achievement 12 – Family Outdoor Adventure and the Hiking Belt Loop.

 

soaring the skiesApril Cub Scout Theme – Soaring the Skies (Faith)  One theme for the April Cub Scout core value of Faith is a Soaring the Skies theme. This theme focuses on depending on faith to reach lofty goals.

 

Hispanic Man, Woman and Child having fun in the park.BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan P - Family Fun  In this idea from the Bear den meeting plans, Cub Scouts go on a short trip with their families for one of the requirements for Achievement 10 – Family Fun.

 

US FlagFlag Retirement and Grommets  A reader asks about what to do with the grommets after a flag retirement ceremony. What are your opinions?

 

Cub Scout AwardsCub Scout Badges and Awards  Kristy asked about Cub Scout badges and awards. The Cub Scout advancement program can be confusing. Here is an explanation, but it will be changing in about a year.

 

Silent PrayerFaith Requirements for Cub Scouts and Agnostics  Two Cub Scout leaders ask about how to complete Wolf Achievement 11 - Duty to God with Cub Scouts who are raised in agnostic homes.

 

Bear Cub Scout Build a ModelBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan O - Build a Model  In this idea from the Bear den meeting plans, Cub Scouts take a trip to see a building model for the requirements for Bear Achievement 21 – Build a Model.

 

cute poodle dog wearing party hatMarch Cub Scout Theme – Pet Pals (Compassion)   One Cub Scout theme for the March core value of Compassion is a Pet Pals theme. This theme focuses on taking care of our pet companions.

 

Bear American Indian LifeBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan N - American Indian Life  This idea from the Bear den meeting plans focuses on the culture of the first Americans. It covers requirements for Bear Elective 24 – American Indian Life.

 

cub scout arrow pointsBear Electives and Arrow Points  Arrow points can be confusing. Each part of an elective counts toward arrow points. In addition, Bears can use the requirements from any achievements they did not do as part of the Bear badge.

 

Bear Cub Scout BoatsBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan M – Boats  Because of the age appropriate guidelines for Cub Scouts, this meeting must be done as a part of a district or council event.

 

Litter to GlitterFebruary Cub Scout Theme – Litter to Glitter (Resourcefulness)  One theme for the February core value of Resourcefulness is a Litter to Glitter theme. Cub Scouts think of ways to use things we might otherwise toss away.

 

Three Happy BoysCombining Bears and Wolves  Tracy asked this question: Has anyone had experience combining the wolf and bear dens (due to low numbers)? Is it possible and what is the best way to do this?

 

Bear Cub Scout SwimmingBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan L – Swimming  BSA provides Bear den meeting plans for den leaders. Today we will look at a den meeting plan which focuses on aquatics. It covers requirements for Bear Elective 19 – Swimming and the Swimming Belt Loop.

 

Bear Cub Scout Farm AnimalsBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan K – Farm Animals  This idea from the Bear den meeting plans covers part of Bear Elective 16 – Farm Animals. Cub Scouts learn about how people raise and use farm animals.

 

Positive AttitudeJanuary Cub Scout Theme – Yes I Can (Positive Attitude)  BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the January core value of Positive Attitude is a Yes I Can! theme.

 

Arrow of Light BandsBroken Arrow Ceremony for Boys Joining in Webelos  Reader Beth asked "Should I do a Broken Arrow Ceremony for boys who have just come into Scouting in Webelos 1? I did one when the other boys earned the Bear in the Spring, but now I have 3 new boys."

 

Bear Cub Scout LandscapingBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan J – Landscaping  This Bear den meeting plan covers part of Bear Elective 14 – Landscaping. Cub Scouts learn about using the beauty of plants.

 

World GlobeDecember Cub Scout Theme: Passport to Other Lands (Respect)  BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the December core value of Respect s a Passport to Other Lands theme.

 

SpaceBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan I – More Space  The Cub Scout Bear den meeting plan covers part of Bear Elective 1 – Space. Cub Scouts learn about constellations and satellites.

 

Family Tree TemplateGenealogy Requirements and Non Traditional Families  How do you do Cub Scout genealogy requirements when you have children from non-traditional families who may not know who their grandparents or even parents are?

 

spaceBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan H – Space  BSA provides Cub Scout Bear den meeting ideas for den leaders on the Scouting.org website. This plan covers part of Bear Elective 1 – Space.

 

Vote ButtonNovember 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.

 

BicycleBicycle Rodeo Applause  A reader asked "Do you any applause that would work for the Bike Rodeo?" so here are an applause, a cheer, and a song you can use at your bicycle rodeo.

 

LeafBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan G - Nature Crafts  Cub Scout Bear den meeting plans are step by step guides to carrying out a den meeting. This Bear den meeting idea covers Bear Elective 12 – Nature Crafts

 

boy writingBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan F - Jot It Down  Cub Scout Bear den meeting plans are step by step guides to carrying out a den meeting. This plan covers Bear Achievement 18 - Jot It Down.

 

spaceStar Wars Song  A while back, I posted the Fast Food Song. This week, I have a Star Wars song with the same tune. Sure, Star Wars isn't science, but it is science fiction and it's fun. That's enough reason to use it to add some pizazz to any science themed meeting.

 

Hiking the 1000 Steps TrailHiking Activities  If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.

 

Hispanic Man, Woman and Child having fun in the park.May Cub Scout Theme – Destination Parks (Health and Fitness)  BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One of the Cub Scout themes for the May core value of Health and Fitness is a Destination Parks theme.

 

Recruiter StripRecruiter Strip  The Recruiter Strip is worn by Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts who have recruited another boy to join Scouting.

 

MagicBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan E - Magic  This Bear den meeting plan covers Bear Elective 13 – Magic.. Let your Cub Scouts learn some tricks and put on their own show!

 

Family PortraitFaith and Our Ancestors Game  The Faith and Our Ancestors Game is an icebreaker activity with a genealogy twist. Players ask each other questions about how they think their ancestors lived.

 

Wooden Steering Wheel on SailboatApril Cub Scout Theme - My Family Tree (Faith)  The My Family Tree Cub Scout program theme revolves around the idea of the faith our ancestors had to set out into the world, especially those who traveled by boat.

 

US FlagSimple 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.

 

RopeBSA Bear Den Meeting Plans - Tying It All Up  This Bear Cub Scout den meeting plan covers Bear Achievement 22 – Tying It All Up

 

Absurd PhotoCaption Contest Gathering Activity  An idea for your gathering activities for photography or camera themes is to have a caption contest with some silly or unusual photos.