Cub Scout Archives: Bear Elective 13 - Magic

Now you see it – now you don’t. Magic is a world of illusions and surprises. You can have fun with magic tricks.

Bear Elective 13 Requirements

  1. Learn and show three magic tricks.
  2. With your den, put on a magic show for someone else.
  3. Learn and show four puzzles.
  4. Learn and show three rope tricks.

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