Bear Electives (Arrow Point Trail)
These are the requirements as they appear
in the 2003 edition of the Bear Handbook (33451).
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.
- GOLD ARROW POINT:
- For the FIRST 10 arrow point activities completed in his book, the Bear
Cub earns his GOLD ARROW POINT.
- SILVER ARROW POINTS:
- 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.