Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bear Requirements about Faith

Bear Cub Scouts Have to do one of two faith-related requirements to earn their Bear Rank.

One Option is to earn the Religious Emblem for their faith. The details of this will vary depending on what church the Bear Cub Scout's family attends, and what Religious Emblem program they use. (if any)

The second option is to complete requirement 1: Ways We Worship

(Bear Handbook - Page 26)
Complete both requirements.
  • a. Complete the Character Connection for Faith.
    • Know. Name some people in history who have shown great faith. Discuss with an adult how faith has been important at a particular point in his or her life.
    • Commit. Discuss with an adult how having faith and hope will help you in your life, and also discuss some ways that you can strengthen your faith.
    • Practice. Practice your faith as you are taught in your home, church, synagogue, mosque, or religious fellowship.
  • b. Make a list of things you can do this week to practice your religion as you are taught in your home, church, synagogue, mosque, or other religious community. Check them off your list as you complete them.
As with most Cub Scout faith-related requirements, this is typically done with the parent, not during den meetings. 

Some of the things parents might do with their son to practice their religion include Daily Prayers, Bible Reading, or doing service for others.


  1. Not to create any drama but... would some people chime in about who they would put on the list of people in history who have shown great faith? I want to get a list together to help guide the boys... I want to include 25 or so suggestions...

  2. Too bad no one replied -- I'm working on the same list!

  3. http://www.biographyonline.net/people/inspirational/


  4. People of great faith - Houston Chronicle