The Bear Cub Scout program is for boys who have completed second grade (or are age 9). After earning the Bobcat badge, a boy may earn the Bear badge by completing 12 achievements in four different categories: God, Country, Family, and Self.
The first rank that every boy must earn when entering the Cub Scouting Program is the Bobcat rank. After a Scout earns the Bobcat Rank, he can begin to work on his Bear Rank.
Scouts can work on Achievements toward their Bear Rank, or they may work on Electives towards Arrow Points. A Scout can not be presented his Arrow Points until after he has received his Rank. A Scout will earn a Gold Arrow Point for the 1st 10 Electives completed, and a Silver Arrow Point for each additional 10 Electives completed.
Progress Toward Ranks
The Scout doesn't have to wait until he completes his entire Bear Rank before being recognized for his work. As a Bear, red beads are presented for each three Bear achievements earned. After a Scout earns his fourth red bead, he will receive his Bear Rank at a Pack meeting. Cub Scouts may continue to wear this emblem after ranks are earned until they become Webelos Scouts.
Belt Loops and Pins
Bear Cub Scouts can complete and repeat Belt Loops and Pins at any time.
Contact the Bear Den Leader
for more information or questions.