bearpatch.gifThese are the requirements as they appear in the 2003 edition of the Bear Handbook (33451).

To earn the Bear Badge, a Cub Scout must complete 12 achievements out of a possible 24 that are offered in the Cub Scout Bear Handbook. The achievements are grouped in 4 major areas, GOD, COUNTRY, FAMILY, and SELF. Within each group, a required number of achievements must be completed. Also, any achievements that they do NOT use to earn the Bear Badge may be used to earn Arrow Points. Unused parts of achievements that were used for the Bear badge may NOT be counted toward Arrow Points.


GOD (Do ONE of the following)
1. Ways We Worship
2. Emblems of Faith

COUNTRY (Do THREE of the following)
3. What Makes America Special?
4. Tall Tales
5. Sharing Your World With Wildlife
6. Take Care of Your Planet
7. Law Enforcement is a Big Job

FAMILY (Do FOUR of the following)
8. The Past is Exciting and Important
9. What's Cooking?
10. Family Fun
11. Be ready!
12. Family Outdoor Adventure
13. Saving Well, Spending Well

SELF (Do FOUR of the following)
14. Ride Right
15. Games, Games, Games!
16. Building Muscles
17. Information Please
18. Jot it Down
19. Shavings and Chips
20. Sawdust and Nails
21. Build a Model
22. Tying it All Up
23. Sports, Sports, Sports
24. Be a Leader

Use this log to keep track of your Bear Cub Achievements:
Bear Cub Achievement Log.xls

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