Bear Badge of Rank Overview
The Bear Handbook is available at your local Scout Shop or click on the image to order it on-line.
The Bear Den Leader Guide is available as a Digital Edition on-line at Scoutshop.org click on the image to order. It is also available in Scoutbook’s Den Leader Experience under the resources section.
Guide to Safe Scouting
All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting, applicable program literature or manuals, and be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede Boy Scouts of America practices, policies, and guidelines. The Guide to Safe Scouting is an overview of Scouting policies and procedures gleaned from a variety of sources. For some items, the policy statements are complete. Unit leaders are expected to review the additional reference material cited prior to conducting such activities.
Once you are a registered Den Leader, ScoutBook is your online resource to assist you with tracking and reporting awards for the youth in your den. In addition, it provides the ability to set up calendars and reminders to parents for events and activities.
ScoutBook now features special Den Leader experience that will help you plan and prepare for den meetings. Details on what to do before, during, and after meeting along with the resources you need to deliver the program right at your fingertips.
ScoutBook is free for everyone registered in Scouting. Once you are registered, you or another leader can set up who is in your den and off you go!
Tips and tricks videos for Den Leaders, locally created content to help inspire, including resources in Spanish, and hack videos for ScoutBook’s Den Leader Experience. A growing number of videos to help support Den Leaders.
Cub Scout Adventure Feedback – Cub Scout Adventures are at the heart of the Cub Scout experience. To continuously improve the program feedback is gathered from Den Leaders and parents after they complete an adventure. The Cub Scout Adventure survey provides critical data to help guide the program.
Free On-line Resources
Family Talent Survey – One of the first things to have parents in your den complete is this survey to help you identify parents who have resources.
Bear Uniform Inspection Sheet – Use this as the guide for wearing the Cub Scout uniform properly.
Bear Den Record – If not using ScoutBook use this manual record sheet to track the attendance and accomplishments of the members of your den.
Bear Den Advancement Report – If not using ScoutBook use this manual report to submit to your Pack so recognition items can be purchased.
Attendance and Dues – This form is available if you are tracking attendance and den dues manually.
Activity Consent Form – The recommended use of this form is for the consent and approval for Cub Scouts to participate in any activity that is not at your regular den meeting location.
Resources Available for Purchase
Den Code of Conduct Poster Set – This set includes a poster to create your Den Code of Conduct, and a posters of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Bear Advancement Chart – Use this poster size chart to track and showcase the accomplishments of your den.
Adventure Pocket Certificate – Used to recognize Cub Scouts when they complete an adventure. Most packs provide this at Pack Meetings.
Bear Rank Pocket Certificate – Used to recognize Cub Scouts when they complete the Bear rank. Most packs provide this at Pack Meetings.
Cub Scout Awards
Whittling Chip – As part of the Bear Claw’s Adventure Cub Scouts learn about knife safety.
Religious Emblems – Many organized faiths offer a special religious emblem for Cub Scouts to earn.
Interpreter Strip – Scouts who can speak or are learning a second language may earn this award.
Conservation Good Turn Award – Application to submit for conducting a conservation project.
Outdoor Activity Award – For Cub Scouts who are active in the outdoors.
World Conservation Award – Provides an opportunity for individual Wolf Scouts to “think globally” and “act locally” to preserve and improve our environment.
Den and Den Leader Awards
Den Leader Award Application – After completing training Den Leaders my go on to earn the Den Leader Award.
National Den Award – Cub Scouting happens in the den. The National Den Award creates an incentive for a year-round, fun, quality program in the den. The National Den Award may be earned only once in any 12-month period (charter year or calendar year, as determined by the pack committee).
Health and Safety
Incident Reporting – Timely, clear, concise, and complete incident reports allow for an appropriate response and an opportunity for analysis while promoting continuous improvement of our programs. You can report incidents, near misses, and youth protection / membership infraction incidents to your local council.
Meeting Place Inspection Sheet – If not already done for your den meeting location, complete this inspection sheet.
Annual Health and Medical Record – Each Cub Scout and adult leader participating in an activity that is not at your regular den meeting location is to complete this medical record. A copy of the record is to be with the leader of the activity or a designee.
Age Appropriate Guidelines – This chart indicates what activities your Cub Scouts are allowed to participate in.