Cub Scout Archives: Bear Elective 6 - Aircraft

Cub Scouts can learn a lot about airplanes and flying.
They can fly model airplanes. They can visit airports, talk to pilots, and be passengers in commercial airplanes.
There are lots of ways to have fun with airplanes and to learn more about them.

Bear Elective 6 Requirements

  1. dentify five different kinds of aircraft, in flight if possible, or from models or photos.
  2. Ride in a commercial airplane.
  3. Explain how a hot air balloon works.
  4. Build and fly a model airplane. (You may use a kit. Every time you do this differently, it counts as a completed project.)
  5. Sketch and label an airplane showing the direction of forces acting on it (lift, drag, and load).
  6. Make a list of some of the things a helicopter can do that other kinds of airplanes can’t. Draw or cut out a picture of a helicopter and label the parts.
  7. Build and display a scale airplane model. You may use a kit or build it from plans.
Boeing 747 Aircraft Taking Off

Forces 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.

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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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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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