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Cub Scouting is all about adventure! To earn their rank badge, Bear Cub Scouts complete seven “adventures,” which are collections of themed, multidisciplinary activities. They also complete safety exercises.
Bear Cub Scouts are in the third grade.
Cub Scout Bear requirements include topics such as camping, pocketknife safety, woodworking, and wildlife.
Bear Rank Requirements
1. Complete each of the following Bear required adventures with your den or family:
a. Baloo the Builder
b. Bear Claws
c. Bear Necessities
d. Fellowship and Duty to God
e. Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
f. Paws for Action
2. Complete one Bear elective adventure of your den or family’s choosing.
3. With your parent or adult partner, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*
*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or adult partner.
Click on the arrow by the adventure you want to review. This will show the activities for the adventure and will give you a link to a page with the articles I’ve written to help you and your Cub Scout complete them.
Bear Required Adventures
Your Cub Scout must complete all six of these adventures to earn his Bear badge.
Bear Adventure: Baloo the Builder
Bear Adventure: Bear Claws
Bear Adventure: Fellowship and Duty to God
Bear Adventure: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
Bear Adventure: Paws for Action
Bear Elective Adventures
Your Bear must complete ONE of these adventures to earn the Bear rank badge. But you aren’t limited to just one–your family or your den may choose to do as many of these as you would like.
Bear Elective Adventure: A Bear Goes Fishing
Bear Elective Adventure: Bear Picnic Basket
Bear Elective Adventure: Beat of the Drum
Bear Elective Adventure: Critter Care
Bear Elective Adventure: Forensics
Bear Elective Adventure: Grin and Bear It
Bear Elective Adventure: Make It Move
Bear Elective Adventure: Marble Madness
Bear Elective Adventures: Roaring Laughter
Bear Elective Adventures: Robotics
Bear Elective Adventures: Salmon Run
Bear Elective Adventures: Super Science
Fun ideas for this adventure coming soon
Bear Elective Adventure: A World of Sound
Fun ideas for this adventure coming soon
Learn how to make a solar hot dog cooker from a Pringles can! Super fun and easy project for kids. Perfect STEM activity for Cub Scouts.
Your kids can make a robotic hand in a few simple steps! This STEM project fulfills a requirement for the Cub Scout Bear Robotics adventure.
Earning the Cub Scout Cyber Chip is a requirement for each rank in the program. Created by the BSA and Netsmartz, it is a tool to help keep kids safe when they’re online. Find out about the Cub Scout Cyber Chip requirements, the internet safety pledge, and how to update the chip.
Take the 30 day Cub Scout challenge! Work on both required and elective adventures from your home. Get calendars for Lions, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos and Arrows of Light.
Looking for robot ideas you can make at home? Learn how to make super cool toothbrush robots. They’re fun, inexpensive, and easy to construct.
Hiking games can make any hike more fun for Cub Scouts or for any kids! Check out these eight ideas that are sure to be hits on your next hike.
Has your pack defined acceptable uses of technology at Cub Scout events? You’ll need to so that the boy can earn the Cub Scout Cyber Chip.
Learn about the three types of pocketknives with this fun activity. This is one of the requirements for the new Cub Scout Bear Claws Adventure.
Add some excitement to the big race with these 4 healthy Pinewood Derby snacks. Cub Scouts and parents both will love them!
Check out this easy forensics fingerprint activity! Using pencil graphite makes it less messy for the kids. It’s perfect for the Bear elective, Forensics. I love the Bear elective adventure, Forensics! Maybe it’s because I’ve watched too many episodes of CSI. ? Seriously, one of the things I love about Cub Scouting is that it …
Find out what the best Cub Scout tents for camping are! These 5 tents were the most recommended by Cub Scout families for fun and easy campouts.
Looking for a fun wood project for Cub Scouts? Check out this handmade wooden candy dispenser! Great for the Baloo the Builder and Built It adventures.
This fun activity will teach Cub Scouts how to safely and correctly use hand tools and will give them an opportunity to practice their new skills.
Earning the Cub Scout Whittling Chip is a rite of passage for Bear Scouts as they learn pocketknife safety! See all the Whittling Chip requirements here.
Service is a big part of the Scouting program. Find 27 Cub Scout service project ideas to help your Scouts reap the benefits of volunteering.
Make a pizza box oven with your kids! You can make s’mores without the campfire–all you need is sun. The pizza box solar ovens are quick and easy to make.