Bear Arrow Point Trail




These are the requirements as they appear
in the 2003 edition of the Bear Handbook (33451).

To see the the changes which were made in 2003, Click Here

To see the OLD requirements (as they appeared in the 1998 edition of the Bear Cub Scout Book – #33107)Click Here.

Boys who became Bear Cub Scouts after August 1, 2004, are required to use the requirements below.

AFTER a Bear Cub Scout earns his Bear Badge he may begin earning Arrow Points in the Electives section of his book.

He may work on his “Arrow Point Trail” at any time, however he cannot receive Arrow Points until AFTER he has earned the Bear Badge.

There is a big difference in the achievements for arrow points for Bear. In this rank the Cub Scout can go back and do requirements from the ACHIEVEMENTS section of the book and use them as requirements for arrow points, as long as they do not count any requirements from achievements that they used to earn the Bear Badge. Unused parts of achievements that were used for the Bear badge may NOT be counted toward Arrow Points.

The Achievement requirements and the Elective requirements can be freely mixed to count toward earning arrow points. In the following descriptions, we will use the term “arrow point activities” to refer to either type of requirement.

For the FIRST 10 arrow point activities completed in his book, the Bear Cub earns his GOLD ARROW POINT.
For EACH 10 arrow point activities completed (AFTER HE EARNS THE GOLD ARROW POINT) the Bear Cub earns a SILVER ARROW POINT.


As a BEAR Cub Scout, a boy may earn any number of SILVER ARROW POINTS, but he may only earn ONE GOLD ARROW POINT for the first 10 arrow point activities that he completes.