BEAR – 3RD GRADE
The Bear rank is for Scouts who have finished second grade or are nine years old. To earn the Bear badge, a Scout must complete six required adventures and one elective adventure. Their parent or guardian, and den leader, approves each requirement by signing his book. The Scout receives an adventure loop for each adventure and after meeting all requirements, has earned the Bear badge.
After earning the Bear badge, a Bear Scout can work on the remaining 12 Bear electives until he finishes third grade or turns 10 years old. They can choose elective adventures to learn new hobbies and skills. When they complete an elective adventure, they receive an additional adventure loop to wear.