Bear Elective Adventures

Bear Elective Adventures are designed to enhance the program of our youngest enrolled scouts. One elective completion is a requirement to earn the Bear rank. A Bear is entering Third Grade in the fall. We have guidance, tips, and resources to complete each elective below.

What’s in the Bear Elective Program?

  • Our Rank specific manual includes four Bear electives – Forensics, Marble Madness, Super Science, TBD, and a Rank specific checklist that can be turned into the scout’s den leader or used to help fill in Scoutbook {our manual is optional, but good for groups working outside of the normal den structure}
  • Project material suggestions (excepting common household items)
  • Printables to help complete activities

Families & Dens can expect to have fun together working on projects while completing the following adventures:


If you complete the Bear CUBS | Elective Adventures your scout can:

  • Take fingerprints
  • Discovered does it Sink or Float?
  • 2 Color experiments
  • Played marble games
  • Made a drawstring marble bag
  • Experimented with static electricity


The CUBS program is designed to be extremely easy to use. Materials are often items you have at home already or are easy and inexpensive to source. Each adventure begins with a list of materials you should acquire. Let’s take a look at some examples:

Here are a few pages from the retired Wolf elective Robotics adventure.

Intro | The adventure is introduced and the supplies are listed.

Printables | Any helpful printables are included or linked to a useful outside source.

Other Information | Some adventure requirements do not lend themselves to being “bagged.” We include relevant links to help these situations.

Need more help? Use the drop down menu or links above to see each adventure and see more detailed photographs of experiments and activities.


If you are using our program manual, at the beginning of each adventure are the requirements to complete the adventure and the corresponding number of paws to color in as you go along. You can use this to help you track and your scout’s achievements. Likewise, there is a place in the rank book to track completions.

When all the paws are colored in transfer the information to Scoutbook and your pack leadership can approve it remotely. Or, share it with your scout’s den or pack leader – per pack advancement procedures.

Bear Elective Adventures

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