Cub Scout Archives: Bear Elective 1 - Space

What do you see when you look toward the sky? You might say “In the daytime I see the sun and clouds. At night, I see the moon and stars.” That’s true, of course. You are also looking at our world’s newest frontier. Here is your chance to learn something about space.

Bear Elective 1 Requirements

  1. Identify two constellations and the North Star in the night sky.
  2. Make a pinhole planetarium and show three constellations.
  3. Visit a planetarium.
  4. Build a model of a rocket or space satellite.
  5. Read and talk about at least one man-made satellite and one natural one.
  6. Find a picture of another planet in our solar system. Explain how it is different from Earth.
cub scout arrow points

Bear 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.

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Star 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.

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Astronaut Pudding Recipe

This makes a great snack for any space themed meeting. We used it when ZM’s den worked on Bear Elective 1 – Space. It can be a little messy, so we went outside.

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Astronomy Belt Loop

Astronomy Belt Loop for Cub Scouts

In honor of Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!), today my focus is on the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Astronomy Belt Loop. Help your Scouts reach for the stars by encouraging them to work on this belt loop.

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Pin Hole Planetariums

Make pinhole planetariums to fulfill Cub Scout Bear Elective 1b. This project involves hammers, nails, and flashlights, so it should be a hit with the Cub Scouts. Includes patterns for the pinholes.

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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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