Fellowship and Duty to God

Complete the following requirements.

  1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.

  2. Complete at least one of the following:

    1. Identify a person whose faith you admire, and discuss this person with your family.

    2. With a family member, provide service to a place of worship or a spiritual community, school, or community organization that puts into practice your ideals of duty to God and strengthens your fellowship with others.

  3. Complete at least one of the following:

    1. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age, if you have not already done so.

    2. Make a list of things you can do to practice your duty to God as you are taught in your home or place of worship or spiritual community. Select two of the items and practice them for two weeks.

Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

Complete Requirement 1 plus three others.

  1. While hiking or walking for one mile, identify six signs that any mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, or plants are living near the place where you choose to hike or walk.

  2. Visit one of the following: zoo, wildlife refuge, nature center, aviary, game preserve, local conservation area, wildlife rescue group, or fish hatchery. Describe what you learned during your visit.

  3. Name one animal that has become extinct in the last 100 years and one animal that is currently endangered. Explain what caused their declines.

  4. Observe wildlife from a distance. Describe what you saw.

  5. Use a magnifying glass to examine plants more closely. Describe what you saw through the magnifying glass that you could not see without it.

  6. Learn about composting and how vegetable waste can be turned into fertilizer for plants.

  7. Plant a vegetable or herb garden.


The following adventures are optional electives. Only one elective is required to earn the Bear Rank. More elective options can be found using the links at the top of this page.

Critter Care

Complete all of the following.

  1. Do one of the following:

    1. If you have a pet, make a list of tasks that you did to take care of the pet for two weeks.

    2. If you do not have a pet, research one that you would like to have and prepare a report about the care it needs.

  2. Complete one of the following:

    1. Make a poster or a PowerPoint presentation about your pet or a pet you would like to have. Share the poster or presentation with your den, pack, or family.

    2. Make a poster or PowerPoint presentation explaining three ways that animals can help people. Share the poster or presentation with your den, pack, or family.

  3. Complete at least one of the following and share with your den, pack, or family:

    1. Visit with a local veterinarian or an animal shelter caretaker. Find out what types of animals he or she might see on a regular basis and the types of care he or she gives to them.

    2. Learn about careers that involve the care of animals. What education, training, and experience are required?

Marble Madness

Complete requirements 1-4. Requirement 5 is optional.

  1. Discuss with your family or den the history of marbles, such as where and when the game began. Talk about the different sizes of marbles and what they are made of and used for.

  2. Learn about three different marble games, and learn to play one of them. Learn how to keep score. Learn and follow the rules of the game. Play the game with your family, friends, or your den.

  3. Learn four or five words that are used when talking about marbles. Tell what each of the words means and how it relates to playing marbles. Share this information with your den.

  4. Complete one of the following:

    1. With your den or family, make a marble obstacle course or marble golf course. Share what you create. Invite everyone to go through your course.

    2. Create your own game using marbles, and design rules for playing the game. Share the game you created with your den, family, or friends. Explain the rules and how to play the game.

    3. With your den or family, create a marble race track. Have at least two lanes so you can race your favorite marbles against each other.

    4. Make a marble maze.

  5. With the help of an adult, make a marble bag to hold marbles.