Bear Handbook

The Bear Handbook includes the adventures boys must complete to earn the Bear badge. Bear Scouts will complete six required adventures, and they will choose one of the 13 elective adventures in the handbook. Together with their den, they can learn about knife safety and camping skills, host a carnival for younger Scouts, build a robot, see how crimes are solved, or take a fishing trip. They also can learn about some of the many other awards Cub Scouts can earn.

Bear Scouts will have help along the way from a new Cub Scout friend, Ethan, who will join them on adventures and help them get ready for the next rank in Cub Scouting. 

The Bear Handbook (item number 33451) is available at your local council service center or wherever Scouting merchandise is sold. Visit to find a list of Scouting retailers near you.

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