Bear is the Cub Scout program for girls and boys in 3rd grade. Bear Cub Scouts go further with their outdoor skills, learn about our country and service, and explore other topics.
Bear Cub Scouts
Bear Cub Scout Requirements
- Required Adventures
- Complete one elective (see below)
- Youth Protection Exercises
- Cyber Chip for grades 1-3
Bears may also explore further with more elective adventures. See below.
Resources for Leaders and Parents
- Bear Adventures Checkoff Sheet
- Welcome New Den Leaders
- BSA Safety
- Questions and Answers from Scouters
- Other Cub Scout Ranks
- Other Cub Scout Awards
- Scout Moms, Dads, and Leaders Facebook group
For the Bear Claws adventure, Bears learn how to use their pocketknives safely and carve a couple of items.
For the Fellowship and Duty to God adventure, Bears either earn the religious emblem for their faith or explore the practice and history of their beliefs.
Bear Cub Scouts observe wildlife and plants when they work on the Fur, Feathers, and Ferns adventure. They find out about endangered species and gardening.
For the Bear Picnic Basket adventure, Cub Scouts make their own cookbook. They also learn about nutrition and prepare meals in a kitchen and outdoors.
For the Bear Forensics adventure, Cub Scouts learn about law enforcement methods which are used to solve crimes.
Bears will learn how to fingerprint. They also explore chromatography, analysis, and other crime-solving techniques. They also visit a police station, which can also be used as a requirement for Paws for Action.
For the Marble Madness adventure, Bears learn all about marbles and play a variety of games with them, from ringer to marble mazes.
For the Salmon Run adventure, Bears learn swimming and boating safety rules and then go have fun in the water.