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Bear Paws for Action

Paws for Action, a Bear Required Adventure

These requirements are effective June 4, 2024

The Bear Cub Scout handbook says,”

This Adventure is about America and the powerful symbols that represent the best of our country and how communities come together to help solve problems they are facing. Citizenship in America is about participation. One way to show citizenship is by making an impact locally through nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations are a place for people to give their time, talents, and resources to make a difference in their community. You, too, can make an impact by participating in a service project that makes your community a better place.

Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!


  1. Familiarize yourself with the flag of the United States of America including the history, demonstrating how to raise and lower the flag, how to properly fold and display, and the United States flag etiquette.
  2. Identify three symbols that represent the United States. Pick your favorite and make a model, work of art, or other craft that depicts the symbol.
  3. Learn about the mission of any nonprofit. Find out how they fund their activities and how volunteers are used to help.
  4. Participate in a service project.