This month I am featuring a Chess theme in honor of the launch of the new Chess merit badge. Chess is a game which requires the player to focus, analyze, and think ahead. So this month I will feature awards related to chess as well as some aids to meet the requirements and some fun ways to help beginners learn the game.
While the theme is called a “Cub Scout” chess theme, chess is fun for all ages. So information in this theme can be used with:
- The Chess belt loop and pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program
- The Chess merit badge
- The Venturing Arts and Hobbies Bronze award
- Venturing Crews with a chess specialty
I’ll post the Chess merit badge requirements tomorrow in case you haven’t seen them yet.