The Third Grade Den
If a Cub Scout has completed the second grade (or is 9 years old) and has earned the Bobcat Badge, the youth may start earning the Bear rank. The scout receives a Bear Scout handbook, Bear neckerchief, and Bear neckerchief slide when beginning the Bear portion of the boy scout trail. A blue Cub Scout Uniform will also be needed. This part of the boy scout trail is intended to take one school year, preparing the scout to begin earning the Webelos rank after completing third grade.