Cub Scout Archives: Bear Elective 18 - Backyard Gym

Have you ever visited a gym or health club? You can build your own gym in your backyard. If you don’t have room, don’t give up. Your den can build a gym set to use in a pack outdoor fun day.

Bear Elective 18 Requirements

  1. Build and use an outdoor gym with at least three items from this list:
    • Balance board
    • Trapeze
    • Tire walk
    • Tire swing
    • Tetherball
    • Climbing rope
    • Running long jump area.
  2. Build three outdoor toss games.
  3. Plan an outdoor game or gym day with your den. (This can be part of a pack activity). Put your plans on paper.
  4. Hold an open house for your backyard gym.
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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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