1998 Bear Badge
The following Achievements were revised in the
1998 edition of the Bear Cub Scout Book.
- WHAT MAKES AMERICA SPECIAL?
- 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.
- Find out something about the old homes near
where you live. Go and see two of them.
- Find out where places of historical interest are located in or near your
are located or
city. Go and visit one of them with your family or den.
- 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.
- TALL TALES
- Name at least five stories about American folklore. Point out on a United States map
took place happened.
- SHARING YOUR WORLD WITH WILDLIFE
This achievement is also part of the World Conservation Award.
- 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.
- TAKE CARE OF YOUR PLANET
- 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.
- 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.
- Discuss with
one of your parents
an adult in your family the ways your family uses energy.
- LAW ENFORCEMENT IS A BIG JOB
- Make a plaster cast of a shoeprint.
- THE PAST IS EXCITING AND IMPORTANT
- Visit your library or newspaper office. Ask to see back issues of newspapers or an
a or add to
an existing pack scrapbook and give something to
- Trace your family back through your grandparents or great- grandparents; or,
a grandparent about what it was like when they
were he or she was younger.
- Write in a journal
diary for 2 weeks.
- WHAT'S COOKING?
- With an adult, bake cookies.
- With an adult,
If your parent or
guardian says it is all right, volunteer to make snacks for the next
- Make a list of the 'junk' foods you eat. Discuss "junk" food with a
your parent or teacher.
- Make some
healthful after-school snacks or
some snackstelevision trail food for a hike.
- . BE READY!
- Tell what to do in case of accident in the home. A family member
Parent needs help. Someone's
clothes Clothes catch
- . SAVING WELL, SPENDING WELL
- 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.
you are shopping for a car for your family.
- Discuss family finances with
one of your a
parent or guardian.
- Play a board game with your family that involves the use of
make believe play money.
- With an adult, figure out how much it costs for each person in
your home to eat one meal.
- RIDE RIGHT (Page 102)
- Ride a bike for 1 mile without rest.
Be sure to obey all traffic rules.
- GAMES, GAMES, GAMES!
- 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.
- 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.
- INFORMATION, PLEASE
- With an adult in your family, choose
a TV show. Watch it together.
- Play a game of charades at your den meeting or with your family at home. (renumbered
from (c) only)
- Visit a newspaper office, or a TV or radio station and talk to a news
reporter. (renumbered from (b) )
- Use a computer to get information. Write, spell-check, and print out a
report on what you learned.
a place where computers are used.
- Write a letter to a company that makes something you use. Use e-mail or the
U.S. Postal Service.
- 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.
- JOT IT DOWN
- Write two letters to relatives or friends.
- Write about the
of your den.
- SHAVINGS AND CHIPS
- Make a carving with a pocketknife. Work with your
or den leader or other adult in doing
- SAWDUST AND NAILS
- Show how to use and take care of four of these tools.
(Crescent wrench, Coping saw, C-clamp, Hand saw, Drill
Brace, Hammer, Hand drill,
Bench vise, Wood plane,
- BUILD A MODEL
you are planning to change the furniture layout in one of the rooms in your home.
- Go and see
a model of a shopping center or new building that is on display somewhere.
- Make a model of
a rocket, boat, car, or plane.
- TYING IT ALL UP
- Tie a square knot, bowline, sheet bend, two half hitches, and
slip knot. Tell how each knot is used.
- SPORTS, SPORTS, SPORTS
- Learn the rules of and how to play three team sports.
- Learn the rules of and how to play two sports in which only one
person is on each side.
- BE A LEADER
- Help a boy join
the Cub Scouts
Cub Scouting, or help a new Cub Scout through the Bobcat trail.