If a Cub Scout has completed the second grade (or is 9 years old) and has earned the Bobcat Badge, he may start earning the Bear rank. A Bear Scout handbook, Bear neckerchief, and Bear neckerchief slide is needed when beginning the Bear Scouts journey. He will also need a blue Cub Scout Uniform. This part of the boy scout trail is intended to take one school year, preparing the scout to begin earning his Webelos rank after he completes third grade.
Your Bear den will have opportunities to participate in Pack meetings. This will prepare your scouts so they are ready to perform any skits and lead the pack in some games. Your scouts will look good, have fun, and increase their confidence through leading the pack.