If you have Cub Scouts who like to read, write, and talk, then they might want to check out the Communicating Pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. This gives them a chance to earn a recognition for learning more about expressing and communicating ideas. I know plenty of Cub Scouts who should get an award for their ability to talk.
They will have to earn the Communicating belt loop first (see the printable copy below for the requirements), and then they can choose five of the requirements from the twelve options for the pin.
If your Cub Scouts like this activity, they might also like the Reading and Writing belt loop and pin.
Communicating Pin Requirements
Earn the Communicating belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
- Write an original poem or story.
- Keep a journal of daily activities for at least seven days.
- Listen to a news story on television or the radio. Discuss the information with an adult.
- Go to the library. Use the card catalog or computer reference system to find a book, and then check it out.
- Read a book that has been approved by your parent or teacher. Discuss the book with an adult.
- With a friend, develop a skit. Perform it at a Scout meeting, family meeting, or school event.
- Learn the alphabet in sign language and demonstrate it to your den or an adult family member by showing how to sign 10 words.
- With an adult, use the Internet to search for information on a topic of interest to you.
- Watch three television commercials and discuss the information in them with your parent or den leader.
- Read the directions for a new game. Explain to a family member or friend how to play it.
- Learn about “reading” materials for people who have poor vision or who are blind. Tell your den or an adult family member about what you have learned.
- While traveling, make a list of road signs, animals, or license plates that you see. Tell your den or an adult family member about what you have learned.