The Bear rank is for boys who have finished second grade (or are 9 years old). As with the other Cub Scout ranks, a boy must first earn his Bobcat rank, if he hasn't done so already. As a Bear, there are 24 Bear achievements in four groups. A boy must complete 12 of the achievements to be a Bear Cub Scout. These requirements are harder and more challenging than those for the Wolf badge. When a boy has earned his Bear badge, he may work on electives to earn Arrow Points to wear under his Bear badge, just a Wolf can.