A child who is 9 years old or is in the year 4 or third grade is a Bear, and his adventures are found in the Bear Handbook. Bear Scouts will first earn their Bobcat rank while in the Bear Den.
If a Cub Scout has completed the second grade (or is 9 years old) and has earned the Bobcat Badge
, the youth may start earning the Bear
rank. The scout receives a Bear Scout handbook, Bear neckerchief, and Bear neckerchief slide when beginning the Bear portion of the boy scout trail. A blue Cub Scout Uniform
will also be needed. This part of the boy scout trail is intended to take one school year, preparing the scout to begin earning the Webelos rank after completing third grade.
Bear Scouts do adventures described in their Bear handbook that advance them towards their Bear rank. By completing seven adventures, the Bear rank is earned.
Bear Rank Requirements:
- Complete each of the six Bear required adventures:
- Bear Claws
- Bear Necessities
- Fellowship and Duty to God
- Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
- Grin and Bear It
- Paws for Action