Springtime is perfect for weather observations. When the weather warms up, Cub Scouts are ready to get outside. Encourage your Cub Scouts to earn their Weather belt loop this month. You might not have time to do this in a den or pack meeting, but if you send a copy of the requirements home with your scouts, some might be interested. Or get the PDF version below and email it to your parents.
Who knows, you might even spark an interest and have a future weather man in your pack.
Weather Belt Loop Requirements
Complete these three requirements:
- Make a poster that shows and explains the water cycle.
- Set up a simple weather station to record rainfall, temperature, air pressure, or evaporation for one week.
- Watch the weather forecast on a local television station. Discuss with an adult family member what you heard and saw. Follow up by discussing the accuracy of the forecast.
In addition to being a supplemental recognition for Tigers, Wolves, and Bears, the earning the weather beltloop can be used to fulfill requirement 13 for the Scientist activity badge for Webelos.