Bear – Third Grade
A 9 year old or boy or girl in the third grade joins Cub Scouting as a Bear.
Our Bear Program
Bear is a family-oriented program! A group of six to eight boys or girls meet together in a group called a den. Dens meet approximately twice per month. Bear scouts have fun participating in den meetings and outings while making memories together.
In addition to den meetings, Bear scouts attend our monthly pack meetings and other exciting pack activities. Members of the whole family are welcome to participate in meetings and events!
Like all other new Cub Scouts, a Bear must first earn their Bobcat rank. After completing the requirements for Bobcat he may go on to complete the requirements for the Bear rank and the many
electives that are offered for the rank.
- Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed.
- Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed.
- Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
- Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell what it means.
- Say the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
- Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
- With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide—Bobcat Requirements.
To obtain the Bear rank:
1. Bear scouts must complete each of the following required adventures with their den or family:
- Bear Claws
- Bear Necessities
- Fellowship and Duty to God
- Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
- Grin and Bear It
- Paws for Action
2. Complete one Bear elective adventure from the following list:
- Baloo the Builder
- A Bear Goes Fishing
- Bear Picnic Basket
- Beat of the Drum
- Critter Care
- Make It Move
- Marble Madness
- Roaring Laughter
- Salmon Run
- Super Science
- A World of Sound
3. With a parent or adult partner, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect You Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age.
The uniform is an important part of the Bear Cub program. It identifies the Cub Scout and adults with the program and gives them a sense of belonging to the den, to the pack, and to the Boy Scouts of America. Most Cub Scouts love wearing their Bear Cub uniform. They should wear it to all den meetings, pack meetings, and special pack activities.
The Bear Cub uniform is the navy blue Cub Scout uniform shirt, with the blue Bear Cub neckerchief and slide. The official Bear Cub cap and blue web belt with a Cub Scout buckle are also required.
Cub Scouts are provided with a Pack t-shirt as part of their membership. The Pack 142 t-shirt is to be worn during certain activities and outings.
The success of a Bear Cub den depends on active, enthusiastic families working alongside a knowledgeable, well-trained den leader. The Bear Cub den leader plans and carries out a year-round program of activities for the Bear Cub den and gives the program continuity. Using the concept of shared leadership, the Bear Cub den leader works with a different Cub Scout–adult partner team each month to plan den meetings, a Go See It outing, and the den’s part in the pack meeting. (Some teams may serve more than one month, depending on den size.)
Shared leadership is a key element of the Bear Cub program because direct adult involvement is important for boys and girls at this age. Through this sharing of leadership, each Cub Scout and adult partner team is given an opportunity to lead. Shared leadership also brings a wealth of knowledge and variety to the program as each host team has something different to bring to the program.
To find out more information about our Bear program or Pack 142, please email [email protected].