Advancements for Bear Cubs:
(If the Cub Scout has not previously earned the Bobcat Badge, it must be earned first).
The Bobcat badge is earned before the Bear Rank.
1. Learn and say the Cub Scout Promise and a. Complete the Character Connection for Honesty. (Page 30)
1. Know- Discuss these questions with your family: What is a promise? What does it mean to “keep your word?” What does honesty mean? What does it mean to “do your best?”
2. Commit- Discuss these questions with your family. Why is a promise important? Why is it important for people to trust you when you give your word? When might it be difficult to keep your word? List examples.
3. Practice- Discuss with family members why it is important to be trustworthy and honest and how you can do your best to be honest when you are doing the activities in Cub Scouting.
2. Say the Law of the Pack. Tell what it means.
3. Tell what Webelos means.
4. Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
5. Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell what it means.
6. Say the Cub Scout motto. A motto is a guiding principle.
7. Give the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
8. With your parent of guardian, complete the exercises Your Children from Child Abuse.
The next step on the advancement trail is:
They must complete 3 Achievements to earn 1 of the 4 possible red beads.
They may also work on any of the electives that can earn them arrow points later after they receive their Bear Badge. Any unused parts of achievements that were not used to earn the Bear Badge may NOT used to earn Arrow Points.
For the first 10 electives the Bear scout earns
his Gold arrow point and then for
every 10 electives after that they receive a Silver arrow point. Only 1 Gold arrow
point can be earned but the Wolf Cub Scout can earn many Silver arrow points.
To earn the Bear rank a Cub Scout must complete 12 achievements out of a possible 24 that are offered in the book.
The achievements are grouped in 4 major areas:
Within each group, a required number of achievements must be completed.See the Bear Rank Requirements. (334KB)
- and SELF
(Note that these achievements, are primarily done at home and signed off by an adult family member after the boy has completed each one. The book is then shown to the Den Leader who records the progress and also signs the boy's book).
You can easily track your Bear Cub achievements with the Worksheet Advancements for Bear Scouts. (57KB)
As an assistant Bear Leader this was the first worksheet that I designed to keep up with the 12 Bear Cubs that we had in our Den. Little did I realize that I would design a complete set and then years later resign them for the new books. I hope that other Leaders find these worksheets helpful understanding the requirements and with record keeping.
Also, I have created an overview Cub Advancement Trail sheet that can help you answer questions at Round-ups, Pack Meetings or Den Meetings. Check out the Cub Advancement Trail in color (979KB) and the Cub Advancement Trail in B & W (488KB)