A third grade boy or girl who is between 8 and 9 years old may become a Bear. If they are joining as a new Cub Scout, they must first earn their Bobcat badge, which is awarded to scouts when they first join and complete a small set of requirements.
Once completing the Bobcat badge requirements, the scout is ready to begin earning his Bear badge which he will work on with his den throughout the course of the year.
If the scout is continuing on from the Wolf level, he will find a familiar curriculum which reinforces some of the core aspects of scouting: community, friendship, loyalty, responsibility, confidence, and duty.
Your scout's den leader will coordinate with parents to develop den meeting plans and schedules with a clear path to working towards badge requirements. Parents are encouraged to play an active role in the scouting experience as well. Some ways parents can be involved include working with their son to complete and reinforce objectives at home, support den leaders by hosting meetings and assisting with presentations, volunteering for pack activities and projects, etc.
Den meeting plans for the Bear rank are available in the Bear Den Leader Guide, along with other tips and hints for running a fun Cub Scout program. Den Leader Guides are available for sale at the Woburn Scout Shop, or may be passed down from den leaders from previous years.
Bear Scouts work toward the Bear rank. The Bear rank is earned by completing seven adventures as described below.
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