The Bear Badge can be earned by boys who have completed second grade, or who are nine years old. As a Bear-aged
boy progresses, he too can earn the Immediate Recognition patch and beads. One of the Bear achievements involves earning the "Whittling Chip" wallet card. Earning this card shows that a Bear has learned the fundamentals of knife safety.
After earning the Bear badge, a special collection of age-appropriate Bear Electives are also available to allow Bear Cub's to earn Arrow Points too! There is also a special set of requirements to allow a Bear Cub to earn
the World Conservation Award.