Reading and Writing Pin

Reading and Writing Pin for Cub Scouts

My kids all enjoy reading.  I often find them sitting in a quite corner reading a book. Cub Scouts who are interested in books and writing can earn the Reading and Writing pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

Reading and Writing Pin Requirements

Earn the Reading and Writing belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Locate and identify the following parts of a book: title, author, spine, cover, table of contents, and index.
  2. Read a book to a child or group of children.
  3. Participate in a school or community organized reading program.
  4. Explain the differences in a biography, autobiography, fiction, and nonfiction books to your parent or den leader.
  5. Create a bookmark that you can use, or design a book cover.
  6. Read an article from a newspaper or magazine. This can be done on the computer. Report about what you read to an adult.
  7. Write a poem and read it to a family member.
  8. Write a short report about something of interest to you. Read your report to your den or family.
  9. Read several jokes and riddles. Create two of your own and share them with your den or family.
  10. Write a commercial, song, or jingle for some product. Perform it for your den or family.
  11. Create your own alphabet, writing system, or code and explain it to your den or pack.
  12. Learn about another writing system such as petroglyphs or Egyptian hieroglyphs. Do your best to draw some of these symbols. Report what you learned to your den or family.
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