Bear

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Bears Den Leader
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Assistant Den Leader
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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. He receives a Bear Scout handbook and Bear neckerchief, but continues to use the Wolf neckerchief slide when beginning the Bear portion of the boy scout trail. He will continue to use the 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.

Much of the advancement for the Bear rank is done by the scout with his family outside of the den, similarly to the Wolf rank. The parent signs off in the scout’s handbook and the Den Leader records the advancements from the handbook to tracking chart or software program. The Bear program relies heavily on family involvement, but you will see this gradually change with the scout doing more with his den and more individual direction as he reaches Webelos and Boy Scouts.

Your Bear den will have opportunities to participate in Pack meetings. Prepare your scouts by having them ready to perform a couple of Bear Scout Skits and lead the pack in some Games. By having a Bear favorite ready, your scouts will look good, have fun, and increase their confidence through leading the pack.

Who is eligible

Third grade boys (or 9 years old)

How often do we meet

The den meetings are about 1 hour every other week. The schedule is determined by Den Leaders and typically meet at Our Lady of Las Vegas School picnic tables, classroom or the gym.

The Pack meetings (All Dens) meet every 6-7 for weeks at Our Lady of Las Vegas School picnic tables or the gym.

How much does it cost

New Cub Scout application fee $10

Yearly Cub Scouting Dues for the 2010-2011 Year $105– includes a 1 year subscription to Boy’s Life Magazine

New Cub Scout Leaders, Assistant Leaders $15 Registration
fee per year

When do we start meeting

Den Meetings start in September and go until May when they graduate to the next rank of Webelos.

What does each boy need- Click here to Download the Bear Checklist (.pdf)

1. Cub Scout Bear Book – we recommend the spiral bound Bear Scout books, they cost a little more but lay flat opposed to the standard binded ones-

2 .Class A Uniform- this includes the following

Blue Cub Scout shirt, American Flag and Boy Scouts of America are all ready stitched on. We recommend getting a short sleeve shirt.

Additional Required Patches on Cub Scout shirt

– Pack Number “99”

– Las Vegas Area Council Patch

– World Crest Logo

Applying Patches to Uniform Tip: buy the Badge Magic self adhesive from the Scout Store, just cut out the shape and stick on the back of the patches, peal off the backing and press onto uniform. Then press with an hot iron to secure (not sewing needed). Avoid the patch adhesives from craft stores, they are worthless, get Badge Magic or get ready to spend a few hours sewing.

Please do not buy any other patches than the ones listed above, Boys will earn patches throughout the year and will be presented at Pack and Den Meetings.

3. Blue Cub Scout Web Belt – Blue with Brass Cub Scout Logo

4. Dark Navy Blue Shorts or Pants, – OLLV School uniform pants/shorts or any Dark Navy Blue Pants/Shorts are ok – (Denim or Levi’s are not acceptable as a Class A Uniform) the official blue pants or shorts are optional.

5. Light blue Bear Neckerchief

6. Bear Slide – you may want to purchase a few of these, they tend to fall off, use doubled up rubber bands or hair band under tie slide to secure it to the neckerchief.

(Optional) Blue and Yellow Cub Scout Socks

(Optional) Blue and Light Blue Bear Cap

(Optional) Red Patch Vest for all non-uniform patches. Boy like to wear these to show off the different patches earned over the years, also called a “Brag Vest”.

Shoes. Neat and clean

Bear Hand Book

Unit Numeral

Gold tone neckerchief slide with blue enamel surrounding the Bear logo. Part of the Official Cub Scout Uniform for a Bear Scout.

Las Vegas Area Council

Shoulder Patch

World Crest Patch shown with a new added ring patch for the Centennial celebration.

New for 2009-2010

Den Number see den leader

Bear Cub Neckerchief. Part of the Official Cub Scout Uniform for a Bear Cub Scout.

No more sewing badges! Kit contains a 13″ sheet of adhesive material that is die-cut into shapes of the most popular uniform emblems, numbers, and badges. Peel off the backing and attach directly to the uniform.

Short-sleeve uniform shirt. Easy-care
polyester/cotton blend. Part of the Official Cub Scout Uniform for a Tiger Cub, Wolf Cub Scout or Bear Cub Scout.
Comes with the U.S. Flag Emblem attached.

Old Style – Cub Scout Web Belt with Buckle

New Style -Cub Scout Web Belt with Buckle

Blue web belt has a brass buckle highlighted with the Cub Scout logo.
Includes a belt clip. Part of the Official Cub Scout Uniform for a Tiger Cub, Wolf Cub Scout or Bear Cub Scout.

The 1″-wide belt comes in two sizes. SM/M (to 28″) & M/LG (29″ – 38″)


 


Cub Scout Pack 99 • Our Lady of Las Vegas • Roman Catholic Church • Las Vegas, Nevada