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Bear Requirements 

Welcome to the Bear Badge requirements page.  We are going to be adding Suggestions to the requirements as time goes by.  If we have the word  "Suggestion " under one of the requirements that means we have gotten a suggestion on what to do to meet this requirement .  Check it out.  If you have any suggestions e-mail us at jdcliff@bellsouth.net  and we will look at adding it to our page.  

God 

 1.  WAYS WE WORSHIP ( page 24)                                2.  EMBLEMS OF FAITH ( page 26 )     

Country 

3.  WHAT MAKES AMERICA SPECIAL? ( page 30 )          4.  TALL TALES ( page 36 ) 

5.  SHARING YOUR WORLD WITH WILDLIFE ( page 44 )  6.  TAKE CARE OF YOUR PLANET (page 50 ) 

7.  LAW ENFORCEMENT IS A BIG JOB ( page 58 )

Family 

8.  THE PAST IS EXITING AND IMPORTANT (page64)        9.  WHAT'S COOKING (page 70)

10.  FAMILY FUN (page 78)                                              11.  BE READY! (page 82) 

12.  FAMILY OUTDOOR ADVENTURE (page 90)                13.  SAVING WELL, SPENDING WELL (page 96) 

Self

14.  RIDE RIGHT (page 102)                                              15.  GAMES, GAMES, GAMES (page 108)

16.  BUILDING MUSCLES (page 112)                                 17. INFORMATION, PLEASE ( page 118)

18.  JOT IT DOWN (page 122)                                            19.  SHAVINGS AND SHIPS ( page 128)

20.  SAWDUST AND NAILS (page 134)                              21.  BUILD A MODEL (page 138 ) 

22. TYING IT ALL UP ( page 142 )                                      23.  SPORTS, SPORTS, SPORTS ( page 150 )

24.  BE A LEADER ( page 154 )

God ( Do one of the following) 

    1.  WAYS WE WORSHIP ( page 24)

              Practice your religion as you are taught in your home, church, synagogue, mosque, or other religious 

              community

       2.  EMBLEMS OF FAITH ( page 26 )      

                Earn religious emblem of your faith.

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Country ( Do THREE of the following ) 

      3.  WHAT MAKES AMERICA SPECIAL? ( page 30 ) Do requirement (a) and three of the other six

                requirements.

            a.  Write or tell what makes America special to you.

            b.  With the help of your family or den leader, find out about two FAMOUS Americans.  Tell the things 

                 they did or are doing to improve our way of life.

            c.  Find out about the old homes near where you live.  Go and see two of them.

            d.  Find  out where places of historical interest are located in or near your home or city.  Go and visit on

                of them with our family or den.

            e.  Choose a state: it could be your favorite one or your home state.  Name its state bird, tree and flower.

                 Describe its flag.  Give the date it was admitted to the union.  

             f.  Be a member of the color guard in a flag ceremony for your den or pack.

            g.  Display the U.S. flag in your home or fly it on the three national holidays.

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        4.  TALL TALES ( page 36 ) Do all three requirements.  

            a. Tell in your own words what folklore is.  List some folklore stories, folk songs, or historical legends

                 from your home state or part of the country.

            b. Name at least five stories about American folklore.  Point out on a United States map where they

                 happened.

            c. Read two folklore stories and tell your favorite one to your den.

         5.  SHARING YOUR WORLD WITH WILDLIFE ( page 44 ) This achievement is part of the World

                  Conservation Award.  Do four of the following requirements.

            a.  Choose a bird or animal that you like and find out how it lives.  Make a poster showing what you have

                 learned.

             b.  Build or make a bird feeder or bird house.

            c.  Explain what a wildlife conservation officer does.

            d.  Visit one of the following: Zoo, Nature Center, Wildlife Refuge, Game Preserve.

Suggestion 

            e.  Name one animal that has become extinct in the last 100 years.  Tell why animals become extinct.

                 Name one animal years.  Tell why animals become extinct.  Name one animal that in on the

                 endangered species list.

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        6.  TAKE CARE OF YOUR PLANET (page 50 )  Do three of the following requirements.  

            a.  Save 5 pounds of glass or aluminum, or 1 month of daily newspapers.  Turn them in at a recycling

                 center or use your community's recycling service. 

            b.  Plant a tree in your yard, or on the grounds of the group  that operates your cub scout pack.  or in a

                 park or other public place.  Be sure to get permission first.

            c.  Call city or county (parish) officials or your trash hauling company and find out what happens to your

                  trash after it is hauled away. 

              f.  Find out more about your family's use of electricity.

             d.  Do a water-usage survey in your home.  Note all the ways  water is used.  Look for any leaks.

            e.  Discuss with an adult in your family the ways your family uses energy.

 7.  LAW ENFORCEMENT IS A BIG JOB ( page 58 )  Do three of the following requirements.

            a. Make a set of your own fingerprints.

            b. Make a plaster cast of a shoe print.

            c. Check the doors and windows of your home. 

            d. Visit your local sheriff's office or police station.

            e. Be sure you know where to get help in your neighborhood.  

             f.  Be sure fire and police numbers are listed by the phone at your home.

            g. Know what you can do to help law enforcement.

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Family ( Do FOUR of the following )  

        8.  THE PAST IS EXITING AND IMPORTANT (page64) Do three of the following requirements.

            a.  Visit your library or newspaper office.  Ask to see back issues of newspapers or an  almanac.

            b.  Find someone who was a Cub Scout a long time ago.  Talk with him about what Cub Scouting was

                like then.      

            c.  Start or add to an existing pack scrapbook.

            d.  Trace your family back through your grandparents or great-grandparents: or, talk to a grandparent

                  about what it was like when he or she was younger.

            e.  Find out some history about your community.

             f.  Write in a journal for 2 weeks.

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        9.  WHAT'S COOKING (page 70) Do four of the following requirements.

            a.  With an adult, bake cookies.

            b.  With an adult, make snacks for the next den meeting or part of your supper.        

            d.  Make a list of "junk" foods you eat.  Discuss "junk" food with a parent or teacher.

            f.  Make a dessert for your family.

        10.  FAMILY FUN (page 78) Do both of these requirements. 

            a.  Go on a trip with members of your family.

            b.  Have a "family-make-and-do-night"

        11.  BE READY! (page 82) Do the first four requirements: the last one is recommended, but not required.

            a.  Tell what to do in case of an accident in the home.  A family member needs help. Someone's

                 clothes catch fire.

            b.  Tell what to do in case of a water accident.

            c.  Tell what to do in case of a school buss accident.

            d.  Tell what to do in case of a car accident.

            e.  Have a health checkup by a physician (optional).         

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        12.  FAMILY OUTDOOR ADVENTURE (page 90) Do three of the following requirements. 

            a.  Go Camping with your family.

            b.  Go on a hike with your family.

            c.  Have a picnic with your family.

            d.  Attend an outdoor event with your family.

            e.  Plan your outdoor family day.

      13.  SAVING WELL, SPENDING WELL (page 96)   Do four of the following requirements.  

            a. Go grocery shopping with a parent or other adult member of your family.

            b. Set up a savings account.

            c. Keep a record of how you spend money for 2 weeks.

            d. Pretend you are shopping for a car for your family.

            e. Discuss family finances with a parent or guardian.

             f.  Play a board game with your family that involves the use of play money.

             g. With an adult, figure out how much it costs for each person in your home to eat one meal.

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Self ( Do FOUR of the following )  

        14.  RIDE RIGHT (page 102) Do requirement (a) and three of the other six requirements.

            a.  Know the rules for bike safety.  If your town requires a bicycle license, be sure to get one.

            b.  Learn to ride a bike, if you haven't by now. Show that you can follow a winding course for 60 feet 

                 doing sharp left and right turns, a U-turn, and an emergency stop.

            c.  Keep your bike in good shape.  Identify the parts of a bike that should be checked often.

            d.  Change a tire on a bike.            

            e.  Protect your bike from theft.  Use a bicycle lock.

            f.  Ride a bike for 1 mile with out rest, and be sure to obey all traffic rules.

            g.  Plan and take a family bike hike.

        15.  GAMES, GAMES, GAMES (page 108) Do two of the following requirements.

            a.  Set up the equipment and play any two of these outdoor games with your family or friends.  

                 (Backyard golf, Badminton, Croquet, Sidewalk shuffleboard, Kickball, Softball, Tetherball,

                   Horseshoes, Volleyball)

            b.  Play two organized games with your den.

            c.  Select a game that your den has never played.  Explain the rules.  Tell them how to play it, and then

                  play it with them.

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        16.  BUILDING MUSCLES (page 112)   Do all of the following requirements   

            a.  Do physical fitness stretching exercises.  The do curl-ups,  push-ups, the standing long jump, and the softball throw.  

            b.  With a friend, compete in at least six different two-person contests.

            c.  Compete with your den or pack in the  crab relay, gorilla relay, 30-yard dash, and kangaroo relay.

 **  Note to Parents:  If a licensed physician certifies that the Cub Scout's physical condition for an indeterminable

      time doesn't permit him to do three of the requirements in this achievement, the Cub master and pack

      committee may authorize substitution of any three Arrow Point electives.

        17. INFORMATION, PLEASE ( page 118) Do requirement (a) and three more of the following

                  requirements.

            a.  With an adult in your family, choose a TV show.  Watch it together.

            b.  Play a game of charades at your den meeting or with your family at home.

            c.  Visit a newspaper office or a TV or radio station and talk to a news reporter.  

            d.  Use a computer to get information.  Write, spell-check, and print out a report on what you learned.

            e.  Write a letter to a company that makes something you use.  Use e-mail or the U.S Postal service.

             f.  Talk with a parent or other family member about how getting and giving facts fits into his or her job.

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        18.  JOT IT DOWN (page 122) Do five of the following requirements.         

            a.  Make a list of the things you want to do today.  Check them off when you have done them.

            b.  Write two letters to relatives or friends.

            c.  Keep a daily record of your activities for 2 weeks

            d.  Write an invitation to someone.

            e.  Write a story about something you have done with your family.  

            f.  Write a thank you note.         

            g.  Write about the activates of your den.  

        19.  SHAVINGS AND SHIPS ( page 128) Do all of the following requirements. 

            a.  Know the safety rules for handling a knife.    

            b.  Show that you know how to take care of and use a pocketknife.

            c.  Make a carving with a pocketknife.  Work  with your den leader or other adult when doing this.

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         20.  SAWDUST AND NAILS (page 134) Do all of the following requirements.  

            a.  Show how to use and take care of four of these tools. ( Crescent wrench, Coping saw, 

                 C-clamp, Hand saw, Drill bit, Hammer, Hand drill, Bench vise, Wood plane, Screwdriver, Pliers. )  

            b.  Build your own tool box.      

            c.  Use at least two tools listed in requirement (a) to fix something.

        21.  BUILD A MODEL (page 138 ) Do three of the following requirements.

            a.  Build a model from a kit.

            b.  Build a display for one of your models.

            c.  Parented you are planning to change the furniture layout in one of the rooms in your home.    

            d.  Make a model of a mountain, a meadow, a canyon, or a river.

            e.  Go and see a model of a shopping center or a new building that is on display somewhere.

            f.  Make a model of a rocket, boat, car, or plane.  

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        22. TYING IT ALL UP ( page 142 )  Do five of the following requirements.

            a.  Whip the ends of a rope.

            b.  Tie a square knot, sheet bend, two half hitches, and a slip knot.

            c.  Learn how to keep a rope from tangling.

             d.  Coil a rope.  throw it, hitting a 2-foot square marker 20 feet away.

            e.  Learn a magic rope trick.

             f.  Make your own rope.

        23.  SPORTS, SPORTS, SPORTS ( page 150 ) Do all of the following requirements.

             a. Learn the rules of and how to play three team sports.

             b. Learn the rules of and how to play two sports in which only one person is on each side.

             c.  Take part in one team and one individual sport.

             d.  Watch a sport on TV with a parent or some other member of your family.

             e.  Attend a high school, college, or professional sporting event  

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        24.  BE A LEADER ( page 154 ) Do three of the following requirements.  

            a.  Help a boy join Cub Scouting, or help a new Cub Scout through the Bobcat trail.

            b.  Serve as a denner or assistant denner.

            c.  Plan and conduct a den activity with the approval of your den leader.

            d.  Tell two people they have done a good job.

            e.  Leadership means choosing a way even when not everybody likes your choice.