About The Columbus Ursine Brotherhood

The Columbus Ursine Brotherhood, a.k.a. C.U.B., was formed in the early 1990s as a social club for bears and chasers. Over the years there have been hundreds of members, resulting in life-long friendships for many of our alumni. We not only had fun, we also made a difference proudly supporting the local community. From the beginning philanthropy was a priority. Through the hard work of our members and the generosity of the community, we were able to donate roughly $150,000 to various local and regional charities.

Bear Camp has been a favorite regional bear run, growing from a one-night "Mr. All Ohio Bear" contest at Tradewinds bar to a 4-day weekend event showcasing the best of what Columbus has to offer. It has been our pleasure to welcome so many of you year after year to this event.

For decades C.U.B. was a vibrant and active organization, but in recent years membership in the club trailed off and it has become increasingly difficult to find people to fill various positions as officers of the club. Furthermore, hosting Bear Camp every year is a great deal of work and many paws -er- hands are needed to make it a success. At the 2014 Anniversary Dinner, those present made the decision to put C.U.B. into hibernation. Our hope is a new generation of bears, cubs, chasers and admirers will reactivate the club. Regardless, it's been a great 22 years and we are proud of all we accomplished and the friendships we made along the way.

Many thanks to our past members for making C.U.B. such a great organization over the years. Thanks also to those of you who attended Bear Camp. Your support and continued attendance made it so much fun!

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