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1998 Bear Badge
Requirements Changes

The following Achievements were revised in the
1998 edition of the Bear Cub Scout Book.


  1. WHAT MAKES AMERICA SPECIAL? 
    1. 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
    2. Find out something about the old homes near the place where you live. Go and see two of them. 
    3. Find out where places of historical interest are located in or near your town are located or city. Go and visit one of them with your family or den. 
    4. Choose a state;  it can be your favorite one or your home state.  Pick your favorite state or home state.   Name its state bird, tree, and flower. Describe its flag. Give the date it was admitted to the union. 
  2. TALL TALES
    1. Name at least five stories about American folklore. Point out on a United States map where they took place happened
  3. SHARING YOUR WORLD WITH WILDLIFE 
    This achievement is also part of the World Conservation Award.
    1. Name one animal that has become extinct in the last 100 years. Tell why animals become extinct. Name one animal that is on the endangered species list.
  4. TAKE CARE OF YOUR PLANET 
    1. Save 5 pounds of glass or aluminum, or 1 month of daily newspapers. Turn and turn them in at a recycling center or use your community's recycling service. 
    2. 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 
    3. Discuss with one of your parents an adult in your family the ways your family uses energy. 
  5. LAW ENFORCEMENT IS A BIG JOB 
    1. Make a plaster cast of a shoeprint. in the mud.
  6. THE PAST IS EXCITING AND IMPORTANT 
    1. Visit your library or newspaper office. Ask to see back issues of newspapers or an almanac. 
    2. Start a or add to an existing pack scrapbook and give something to it. 
    3. Trace your family back through your grandparents or great- grandparents; or, talk to your grandparents a grandparent about what it was like when they were he or she was younger. 
    4. Write in a journal Keep a diary for 2 weeks
  7. WHAT'S COOKING? 
    1. With an adult, bake cookies. 
    2. With an adult, If your parent or guardian says it is all right, volunteer to make snacks for the next den meeting 
    3. Make a list of the 'junk' foods you eat. Discuss "junk" food with a your parent or teacher. 
    4. Make some healthful after-school snacks or some snacks
      for watching
      television trail food for a hike
  8. . BE READY!
    1. Tell what to do in case of accident in the home. A family member Parent needs help. Someone's clothes Clothes catch on fire. 
  9. . SAVING WELL, SPENDING WELL
    1. Go grocery shopping with a parent or other adult member of your family. Compare prices of different
      brands of the same item. Check the prices at different
      stores. Read the ads in your newspaper.
    2. Pretend Make believe you are shopping for a car for your family. 
    3. Discuss family finances with one of your a parent or guardian. 
    4. Play a board game with your family that involves the use of make believe play money. 
    5. With an adult, figure out how much it costs for each person in your home to eat one meal. 
  10. RIDE RIGHT (Page 102) 
    1. Ride a bike for 1 mile without rest. and be Be sure to obey all traffic rules. 
  11. GAMES, GAMES, GAMES! 
    1. Select a game that your den has never played. Explain the rules. Tell them how it is played to play it, and then play it with them. 
  12. BUILDING MUSCLES (Do physical fitness stretching exercises. Then do sit-ups curl-ups, push-ups, the standing long jump, and the softball throw. 

    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 Cubmaster and pack committee may authorize substitution of any three of the arrow points in the elective section of this book Arrow Point electives.
  13. INFORMATION, PLEASE
    1. With an adult in your family, choose select a TV show. Watch it together. 
    2. Play a game of charades at your den meeting or with your family at home. (renumbered from (c) only)
    3. Visit a newspaper office, or a TV or radio station and talk to a news reporter.  (renumbered from (b) )
    4. Use a computer to get information.  Write, spell-check, and print out a report on what you learned. Visit a place where computers are used.
    5. Write a letter to a company that makes something you use.  Use e-mail or the U.S. Postal Service.
    6. Talk with one of your parents a parent or another other family member about how getting and giving facts fits into his or her job. 
  14. JOT IT DOWN 
    1. Write two letters to relatives or friends
    2. Write about the doings activities of your den. 
  15. SHAVINGS AND CHIPS 
    1. Make a carving with a pocketknife. Work with your parent or den leader or other adult  in doing this. 
  1. SAWDUST AND NAILS 
    1. Show how to use and take care of four of these tools.
      (Crescent wrench, Coping saw, C-clamp, Hand saw, Drill
      bit, Brace, Hammer, Hand drill, Bench vise, Wood plane,
      Screwdriver, Pliers)
  1. BUILD A MODEL
    1. Pretend Make believe you are planning to change the furniture layout in one of the rooms in your home. 
    2. Go and see Look at a model of a shopping center or new building that is on display somewhere. 
    3. Make a model of anything - a rocket, boat, car, or plane. 
  2. TYING IT ALL UP  
    1. Tie a square knot, bowline, sheet bend, two half hitches, and a slip knot. Tell how each knot is used.
  3. SPORTS, SPORTS, SPORTS 
    1. Learn the rules of and how to play three team sports. 
    2. Learn the rules of and how to play two sports in which only one person is on each side. 
  4. BE A LEADER
    1. Help a boy join the Cub Scouts Cub Scouting, or help a new Cub Scout through the Bobcat trail.

Page updated on: May 02, 2013

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