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Bear Badge Requirements


Requirements were REVISED effective December, 2016.

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Note: BSA originally published changes to Cub Scout advancement requirements in late November, 2016, in the form of an on-line document listing the original and proposed requirements. The revised requirements were later published in addendum booklets to be inserted in the Cub Scout Handbooks for each level until they can be revised and republished. The wording, shown below, which appears in the addendum booklets is similar to, but does not exactly match the wording in the original proposal. The differences are noted below.

The "Grin and Bear It" Adventure has been changed to an Elective Adventure,
and has been replaced by the "Baloo the Builder" Adventure, which is now a Required Adventure.

The "Paws for Action" Adventure has been renamed the "Paws for Action (Duty to Country" Adventure.


Rank advancement is awarded when each Scout has done the following:

  1. Complete each of the six required Adventures with your den or family: (Specific requirements for these adventures can be found in this (the) addendum.)
  2. Complete In addition to the six required adventures listed above, complete at least one elective Adventure of your den or family's choosing.
  3. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, or adult partner, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age*.
  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.)

*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian.


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: Cub Scout Bear Handbook (#33451 - SKU 620136)
and
Cub Scout Bear Requirement Modifications (Addendum booklet #220-099 - SKU 639157)


Page updated on: September 22, 2017



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