If a Cub Scout has bthe second grade (or is 9 years old) and has earned the Bobcat Badge, he
may start earning the Bear rank. He receives a Bear Scout handbook and
Bear neckerchief, but continues to use the Wolf neckerchief slide when
beginning the Bear portion of the boy scout trail. He will continue to
use the blue Cub Scout Uniform. This part of the boy scout trail is
intended to take one school year, preparing the scout to begin earning
his Webelos rank after he completes third grade.