Welcome to the Bear Den

Den Number 
3

Third Grade 
      or 8-9 Yrs

Den Leader
      Lisa DeFrank

Our Goals   In the Bear Den, there are four general achievement groups: God, Country, Family, and Self. There are 120 achievement tasks and your Bear Cub must earn a certain number of achievements in each of the four groups to earn his Bear Badge.  This is the year your son will grow in amazing ways. After earning their Bear Badge, the scout may earn arrow points by completing additional achievement tasks.

Summary Much of the advancement for the Bear rank is done by the scout with his family outside of the den.  The parent signs off in the scout's handbook and the Den Leader records the advancements from the handbook in our tracking Software.  The Bear program relies heavily on family involvement, but you will see this gradually change with the scout doing more with his den and more individual direction as he graduates to Webelos. 

Ready to join? Then you probably have some questions. Email Lisa at den3.pack742@gmail.com and leave your phone number and Diane will get back with you as soon as possible.

What the Bears are "Doing"... 
  • Help needed
    We are in need of several parents to help with the Wolf Den.  Our immediate needs include two assistant Den Leaders and one Den Leader.  We had 10 second graders sign up on scout night and several active Wolves already.  We have no choice but to start a second den.

    We must have quality leaders to lead our boys.  If you are able to help contact us using the link to the left.

    A scouting program is only as good as our leaders.  Consider the options.  Then consider you have a son who needs your help.

    Posted Feb 4, 2014, 5:40 AM by David Brodosi
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What the entire Pack is "Doing" Together... 
  • Congratulations to Eagle Scouts Aaron and Cameron Puffer The Eagle Court of Honor for Aaron and Cameron was held on Saturday, 1/28/17.Aaron tied as the troop's 115 Eagle Scout. Cameron was the troop's ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2017, 12:52 PM by David Bowen
  • Congratulations to Eagle Scout John Shafer The Eagle Court of Honor for Johnny was held on Saturday, 11/19/16.Johnny was the troop's 117 Eagle Scout.
    Posted Jan 30, 2017, 12:50 PM by David Bowen
  • Congratulations to Eagle Scouts Matt Sandburg and Michael Malkiewicz The Eagle Court of Honor for Matt and Michael was held on Sunday, January 10th.They became Troop 263's 111th and 112th Eagle Scouts.
    Posted Jan 18, 2016, 6:01 AM by Tony Shafer
  • New Rank Requirements for 2016 As of 2016 there are new requirements for all rank advancement effective 01/01/2016. If a youth was in the process of working on a rank as of that ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2016, 1:16 PM by Tony Shafer
  • Congratulations to Eagle Scout Andy Shafer The Eagle Court of Honor for Andy Shafer was held on Saturday, August 15th.Andy became Troop 263's 110th Eagle Scout.
    Posted Aug 17, 2015, 6:28 AM by Tony Shafer
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