Bear Cubs are 8 years old or in 3rd grade (Swiss 5P)
If the Cub Scout has not previously earned the Bobcat Badge, it must be earned first.
To earn the Bear Rank, a Cub Scout must complete 12 achievements out of a possible 24 that are offered in the handbook.
The achievements are grouped in 4 major areas:
- God (do one of the following): Ways we worship and Emblems of faith
- Country (do three of the following) What makes your country special, Tall tales, Sharing your world with wildlife,
Take care of your planet and Law enforcement is a big job
- Family (do 4 of the following) The past is exciting and important, What’s cooking?, Family fun, Be ready, Family outdoor adventure, Saving well and spending well
- Self (do four of the following) Ride right, Games, games, games, Building muscles, Information please, Jot it down, Shaving and chips, Sawdust and nails, Build a model, Tying it all up, Sports, sports, sports and Be a leader