Welcome to the Bear Den
3rd Grade (or 8-9 Yrs)
Den Leader: Stew Schmella
Our Goals This is the year your son or daughter will grow in amazing ways. They will have exciting new adventures which will challenge them in new ways. After earning their Bear Badge, the scout may earn belt loops by completing additional adventures.
Summary Much of the advancement for the Bear rank is done by the scout with their family outside of the den. The parent signs off in the scout's handbook and the Den Leader records the advancements from the handbook on a tracking chart. The Bear program relies heavily on family involvement, but you will see this gradually change with the scout doing more with his or her den and more individual direction as they graduate to Webelos.
Is your Third Grader thinking about Scouts?
Then you probably have some questions!
Scouts can join at any rank, so we would love to have your son join our Pack!
Email our Den Leader at the link above and leave your phone number or go to this page and use our online form. A Leader will get back to you soon to answer all of your questions!