Once 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. 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.
Bear Scout Advancement
In the Bear scouting program, there are 4 general achievement groups—God, Country, Family and Self—and a total of about 120 individual achievement tasks. In each group, a certain number of achievements are required to earn the Bear rank badge. After earning the Bear badge, the Scout may earn arrow points by completing additional achievement tasks.
Pack 7 Cub Scouts, New Canaan, CT