Bear is the Cub Scout program for girls and boys in 3rd grade or are age 9. Bear Cub Scouts go further with their outdoor skills, learn about our country and service, and explore other topics.

The Bear year is known for its advanced activities and the rite of passage, the Whittling Chip where Scouts learn how to carve and whittle by being safe for self and others.

The POCKETKNIFE PLEDGE: “I understand the reason for safety rules. “I will treat my pocketknife with the respect due a useful tool. “I will always close my pocketknife and put it away when I'm not using it. “I will not use my pocketknife when it might injure someone near me.

All Scouts must earn the Bobcat Badge before working on requirements. Once this is earned, it carries forward from year to year.

  1. Complete each of the six required Adventures with your den or family:

  2. In addition to the six required adventures listed previously, complete at least one elective Adventure of your den's or family's choosing.

  3. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide

  4. Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)