Do you have a Cub Scout who loves to watch the weather? Or maybe he always knows the forecast for the next week. I have one Scout in my Webelos den who is fascinated by the weather. He has made his own weather website and even brings his weather radio to camp with him. One of the first recognition he earned when he was a Tiger Cub Scout was his weather belt loop and pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
If you have a Scout who really likes to talk about the weather who has already completed the requirements for the weather belt loop, suggest he continue learning and complete the requirements for the pin.
Weather Pin Requirements
Earn the Weather belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
- Explain to your den or an adult family member the meaning of these terms: weather, humidity, precipitation, temperature, and wind.
- Explain how clouds are made. Describe the different kinds of clouds – stratus, cumulus, cumulonimbus, and cirrus – and what kind of weather can be associated with these cloud types.
- Describe the climate in your state. Compare its climate with that in another state.
- Describe a potentially dangerous weather condition in your community. Discuss safety precautions and procedures for dealing with this condition.
- Define what is meant by acid rain. Explain the greenhouse effect.
- With your parent’s or adult partner’s permission, talk to a meteorologist about his or her position. Learn about careers in meteorology. Share what you learned with your den or an adult family member.
- Make a weather map of your state or country, using several weather symbols.
- Explain the differences between tornadoes and hurricanes.
- Make a simple weather vane. Make a list of other weather instruments and describe what they do.
- Explain how weather can affect agriculture and the growing of food.
- Make a report to your den or family on a book about weather.
- Explain how rainbows are formed and then draw and color a rainbow.