When a boy is in the third grade or 9 years, he can enter the scouting program as a Bear. The Bear scouts do many of the fun things Tiger Cubs and Wolves do. They go places and do things under the close supervision of adults.
Bears work on projects and other things with their parents, guardians, brothers, sisters and friends. They also meet once a week with their Den. During the Den meetings, they discuss their projects, play games, go places and do other fun things with their adult leaders and partners. Bears also perform skits, sing songs and lead games. The requirments for Bear scout become a little more challenging and prepare the young scout for the next rank of Webelo.
The Bear program starts and ends with the school year. By the end of the school year, the Bear scout should have completed all the requirements for that rank. The next year the Bear scout can advance to the rank of Webelo.
Third graders work toward the Bear rank. The Bear rank is earned by completing seven adventures as described below.
- Complete each of the six required adventures:
- Baloo the Builder
- Bear Claws
- Bear Necessities
- Fellowship and Duty to God
- Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
- Paws for Action (Duty to Country)
- In addition to the six required adventures, complete at least one elective adventure of your den’s or family’s choosing.
- With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.
- Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.) OR Earn the Protect Yourself Rules Preview Adventure for Bear.