Boys in the third grade (or who are 9 years old) are eligible to join a Bear Cub Scout den where they will use this handbook to work their way along the trail, completing up to 24 achievements in order to earn their Bear badge. (Boys who join a Bear den without having been a Wolf Cub Scout must first earn the Bobcat badge.) Learn More
This pamphlet presents detailed information to enable BSA members to wear the correct and complete uniform on all suitable occasions.
Includes instructions for placement of awards and insignia on uniform. Learn More
Each pack is encouraged to use this single card to recognize each Cub Scout as he earns the rank of Bobcat. This recognition takes place during the monthly pack meeting.
Certificate includes spaces for entering the Cub Scout’s name, den number or den name, pack number, and date rank was earned, along with den leader and Cubmaster signatures. Card should be completed using ink. Learn More
This pamphlet provides den meeting plans developed around a Scouting program year presumed to begin in early September and continue through May. Plans are intended for the den leader’s use and include:
Programming for the program/school year, including rank advancement requirements for dens meeting twice a month
Additional programming for dens meeting year-round or more than twice per month
Activities – some designed to be partially completed in one meeting and finished in another, plus other activities or skills that are natural prerequisites for things that come later in the den’s year
Den meeting plans for each rank (designed to be conducted in sequential order)
Note: local conditions (weather, events, etc.) or your den’s schedule may make altering the order of den meetings attractive. As a den leader, you may change the order as long as you make sure the change does not jeopardize the boys’ opportunity to earn their rank in the allotted time and it doesn’t disrupt the logical order of the activities and achievements. When there is any doubt, the planned order should be used. Please discuss any changes with your leadership team, as these alterations can also affect pack activities. Learn More