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Bear Badge Requirements


Requirements were REVISED effective  .

To see the changes which were made, Click here.

For the previous requirements, Click here.


In conjunction with the introduction of Family Scouting for Cub Scouts (with separate Dens for Boys and Girls), new editions of the Cub Scout Handbooks were issued in September, 2018. The new editions also incorporated the advancement changes which were published on-line in November, 2016, then released in print form as an addendum to each Handbook.

In 2020, the Yo-Yo and Protect Yourself Rules preview adventures were introduced and the notes after requirement 4 were added, and in 2021 the Modular Design preview adventure was added..

In May, 2021, BSA announced that four of the Bear elective adventures will be retired on May 31, 2022.

Rank advancement is awarded when each Scout has done the following, (Specific requirements for these adventures can be found in this (the) addendum.)

  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.)

Bear Cub Scouts may also complete the Protect Yourself Rules, Yo-Yo, or Modular Design Preview Adventure for requirement 2.

The Cyber Chip requirement (4) may be replaced with earning the Protect Yourself Rules Adventure.
If Cub Scouts use the Protect Yourself Rules Adventure in place of the Cyber Chip requirement, the adventure can not be used as an elective for rank.


Checklist for use with these requirements: PDF Format DOCX Format
ZIP file of workbooks for use with all of the Bear Adventures: PDF Format DOCX Format


Sources: Bear Cub Scout Handbook (#34753 - SKU 646429)
https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/preview-adventures/protect-yourself-rules/

https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/preview-adventures/yo-yo/
https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/preview-adventures/modular-design/
and
https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2021/05/13/nineteen-cub-scout-elective-adventures-will-be-retired-next-year/


Page updated on: May 15, 2021



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