In the story of Mowgli's Brothers, the young boy named
Mowgli is brought before the Wolf pack council for a
decision on whether he may join the pack. Akela the leader
asks whether anyone will speak for the man cub. Baloo the
bear, who teaches the wolf cubs the law of the pack, says
that he will. As he grows older, Baloo teaches Mowgli the
law of the pack and the secret words that let him talk to
the jungle animals.
A Cub Scout who has completed second grade (or is age 9) can
become a Bear Scout. To earn the Bear Badge, a Cub Scout
must complete 12 achievements out of a possible 24 that are
offered in the book. The achievements are grouped in 4 major
areas, GOD, COUNTRY, FAMILY, and SELF.
If the Cub Scout has not previously earned the Bobcat Badge,
it must be earned first.
As the scout earns the Bear rank, he must complete 12
Achievements. These achievements are divided into 116 tasks
of which 80 selected tasks must be completed. The
achievements, as were the Wolf activities, are primarily
done at home and signed off by an adult family member after
the boy has completed each one. The book is then shown to
the Den Leader who records the progress and also signs the