The Bear Cub Program

The Bear Cub Scout program is for boys who have completed second grade (or are age 9). A boy may earn the Bear badge by completing 12 achievements in four different categories: God, Country, Family, and Self. There are 24 achievements to chose from.
Bear Cub Scouts can complete Bear Electives at any time, but may not be awarded Arrow Points until after they have earned their Bear Badge. An Arrow point is earned for every ten electives completed. The first Arrow Point is gold and all additional arrow points are silver.

The Bear Cub Scout Program is similar to the Tiger in that it is conducted in a den environment of 6-8 boys, with a Den Leader planning and running the program for the den.  Unlike the Tiger Cub Program, an adult partner is no longer required to be present at all den meetings.

As always, parents are encouraged to work with their Cub Scout at home to complete many of the the Bear achievements and electives.