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 Elective 14 - Landscaping
Some of our most useful plants are food plants. Other plants are grown fore their beauty. Deciding which plants to use and how to arrange them is called landscaping.
Careful use of flowers, bushes, and trees can make our homes, neighborhoods, and parks nicer places to live and visit.
Bear Elective 14 Requirements
- With an adult, help take care of your lawn or flower beds or help take care of the lawn or flower beds of a public building, school, or church. Seed bare spots. Get rid of weeds. Pick up litter. Agree ahead of time on what you will do.
- Make a sketch of a landscape plan for the area right around your home. Talk it over with a parent or den leader. Show which trees, shrubs and flowers you could plant to make the area look better.
- Take part in a project with your family, den, or pack to make your neighborhood or community more beautiful. These might be having a cleanup party, painting, cleaning and painting trash barrels, and removing weeds. (Each time you do this differently, it counts as a completed project.)
- Build a greenhouse and grow twenty plants from seed. You can use a package of garden seeds, or use beans, pumpkin seeds, or watermelon seeds.
This Bear den meeting plan covers part of Bear Elective 14 – Landscaping. Cub Scouts learn about using the beauty of plants.
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.
Making a terrarium is a great springtime activity. Plus – it reuses a plastic soda bottle, which is great for starting a discussion about Earth Day approaching.
Bear is the Cub Scout program for boys in 3rd grade. Find helps and requirements for the Bear program on this page.