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  Bear Adventures for Cub Scouts 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 watch the Protect Yourself Rules video for your grade.



Check out my Ultimate Cub Scout Planner available in either a fillable & printable version or in a digital version!

This all-in-one planner / organizer / tracker has 8 sections and all the information and templates you need to keep track of your plans and make sure your Cub Scouts have a great year.

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

cub scout bear adventure baloo the builderFun activities for the Baloo the Builder adventure

Bear Adventure: Bear Claws

Bear Cub Scouts Bear Claws AdventureCool suggestions for the Bear Claws adventure

Bear Necessities

Ideas for the Bear Necessities adventure

Bear Adventure: Fellowship and Duty to God

Bear Cub Scout Fellowship and Duty to GodRecommendations for the Duty to God adventure

Bear Adventure: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

Bear Cub Scout Fur Feathers and FernsFur, Feathers, and Ferns adventure activities

Bear Adventure: Paws for Action

Bear Cub Scout Paws for Action

Paws for Action adventure suggestions

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 Cub Scout A Bear Goes Fishing

A Bear Goes Fishing adventure ideas

Bear Elective Adventure: Bear Picnic Basket

Bear Cub Scout Bear Picnic Basket

Bear Picnic Basket adventure recommendations

Bear Elective Adventure: Critter Care

Bear Cub Scout Critter Care

Suggestions for the Critter Care adventure

Bear Elective Adventure: Forensics

Bear Cub Scout Forensics

Fun ideas for the Forensics adventure

Bear Elective Adventure: Grin and Bear It

Bear Cub Scout Grin and Bear it

Grin and Bear It adventure recommendations

Bear Elective Adventure: Marble Madness

Bear Cub Scout Marble Madness

Marble Madness adventure activities

Bear Elective Adventures: Roaring Laughter

Bear Cub Scout Roaring LaughterSuggestions for the Roaring Laughter adventure

Bear Elective Adventures: Salmon Run

Bear Cub Scout Salmon Run

Salmon Run adventure recommendations

Bear Elective Adventures: Super Science

Bear Cub Scout Super Science

Fun ideas for this adventure coming soon

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 …

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