The Berenstain Bears Blaze a Trail
Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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Brother Bear, Sister Bear, and Cousin Fred are determined to get their Trailblazing Merit Badge.
They are carefully following the Bear Scouts guidebook. However, Papa Bear has some ideas of his own about the best way to blaze a trail. Through the swamp, the brambles, and Rocky Gorge, Papa forges ahead, getting himself into all kinds of problems. And as usual, the younger bears are able to help him out. That is until Papa Bear decides to make some trailblazer stew. . .
Literary legends Stan and Jan Berenstain’s First Time Books address many of the issues of childhood in simple, direct ways, opening the door for discussion and leaving room for parents to personalize each situation.
reader) Summary: Bumbling Papa Bear tries to help the Bear Scouts earn their merit badges in hiking. ISBN 978-0-394-89132-3 (trade) [1. Hiking—Fiction. 2. Bears—Fiction. 3. Stories in rhyme.] I. Berenstain, Jan. II. Title. III. Series: Berenstain, Stan. First time reader. eBook ISBN: 978-0-385-37046-2 v3.1 Copyright Title Page First Page “This way, Scouts!” Brother Bear said. “Let’s go while Papa is still in bed! Let’s blaze a trail through the wood, by ourselves, the way Scouts
“But, Papa! The guidebook says: ‘When blazing a trail through swamp or bog, NEVER step on a sunken log!…’” “And that log,” said Sister, “is a crocodile!” Pa blazed that trail Papa Bear style! “Wow!” said Fred. “This is good! A whole new trail right through the wood!” “That,” bragged Papa, “is a good lesson for you. Just get up speed and crash right through!” “‘Now, mark the trail,’” Sister read from the book, “‘so others can follow the path you took.’” “Pooh!” said Papa.
“Twig signs are not for me. Here! Watch this— I use a tree!” Then he went flying through the air— into a nest! An eagle’s nest! “Just thought I’d drop in,” said Papa Bear. The Scouts marched on through the wood, but soon the trail was not so good. “This won’t last,” said Papa Bear. “While I was up that tree back there, I could see for miles around. Come! This is the way to higher ground!” “This ground is good. It’s higher and drier. Just the place for our cooking fire.”
Gorge, and the test is done!” “Shush, Papa! Shush! It says in the guide: ‘In rocky places do not shout— a noise can cause rocks to slide!’” But Sister’s warning came too late. “Can’t hear!” shouted Pa. “The noise of these rocks is much too great!” Then Jane, who was watching all the while, landed her plane on Pa’s rock pile. “Your merit badges!” the scout leader said. “For Brother…for Sister… for Cousin Fred! And one badge more…” added Leader Jane. “One for Papa! I shall
explain.” “Papa, you blazed a trail. You did it fast. Your three landmarks are sure to last. “First, we have Crocodile Alley, thanks to you— “Second, the smell made by your stew. “The third landmark I have in mind is the great rock pile you left behind!” “We did it, Scouts! We knew we could. We did what we said we would. “We won badges to wear with pride by following our Bear Scout Guide!”