Cub Scout Archives: Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program

Helps for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Belt Loops and Pins

Boys Running

Flip the Bird Tag

Flip the Bird tag is an active game which is a combination of tag and keep away. In it, a players work together to keep their friends from being tagged.

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Picture Telephone Game

Picture Telephone is a visual version of the classic telephone game. Our Crew recently played this during the Communication section of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course.

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Bicycling Belt Loop

When Must Belt Loop and Pin Requirement Be Fulfilled

A reader asks “In working on BL and pin requirements, do the scouts need to complete the requirements during a current “year” (their Wolf or Bear year for example)? ” The requirements are not year specific, so we have always allowed our Cub Scouts to work on the requirements at any time since they joined […]

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Pet Care Belt Loop

Who Can Earn Belt Loops

A reader asks when a Cub Scout may work on a belt loop. Any Cub Scout can work on the belt loops and pins in the Academics and Sports program at any time.

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Cyber Chip Program

The BSA Cyber Chip program encourages Scouts to learn how to use their electronic devices safely. Some of the issues the program addresses are protecting personal information, cyber bullying, appropriate use of social media, cell phones, texting, and netiquette.

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Messengers of Peace

Messengers of Peace

The Boy Scouts of America joined the Messengers of Peace initiative in 2012. This program encourages Scouts around the world to work for peace by being a positive force in their communities.

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Bicycle Rodeo Applause

A reader asked “Do you any applause that would work for the Bike Rodeo?” so here are an applause, a cheer, and a song you can use at your bicycle rodeo.

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Wildlife Conservation Pin

Wildlife Conservation Pin for Cub Scouts

Working on the Wildlife Conservation pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program helps Cub Scouts think about how they can protect wildlife habitats. By understanding what wildlife need to live, they can help with conservation efforts in ways that are meaningful to them.

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Video Games Pin

Video Games Pin for Cub Scouts

I remember a couple of years ago when this recognition was introduced. There was a lot of buzz about an award for video gaming. Hopefully your Cub Scout will learn to use video games responsibly by earning the Video Games pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

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Swimming Pin

Swimming Pin for Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts who have earned their Swimming belt loop can go a step further and earn the Swimming pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. By working on the requirements for the pin, Cub Scouts will improve the swimming techniques.

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Map and Compass Pin

Map and Compass Pin for Cub Scouts

Map and compass skills are important for all Scouts. It is good to introduce them to Cub Scouts since they will rely on them more when they become Boy Scouts. Cub Scouts can hone their skills by working on the Map and Compass pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

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Volleyball Pin

Volleyball Pin for Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts who have earned their Volleyball belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program can dig into the sport even more by earning the Volleyball pin. They will work on skills to improve their techniques and increase their knowledge of the game.

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Star Wars Song

A while back, I posted the Fast Food Song. This week, I have a Star Wars song with the same tune. Sure, Star Wars isn’t science, but it is science fiction and it’s fun. That’s enough reason to use it to add some pizazz to any science themed meeting.

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Golf Pin

Golf Pin for Cub Scouts

If you have a Cub Scout who really likes to golf, he can earn the Golf pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. Maybe he can even share some of his knowledge of the game with the other Scouts in his pack or den and get them interested also.

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Hiking the 1000 Steps Trail

Hiking Activities

If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.

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Bowling Pin

Bowling Pin for Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts who like to bowl can earn the Bowling pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. By earning this recognition, they will practice skills to improve their game and learn more about the sport.

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Geography Pin

Geography Pin for Cub Scouts

Today’s youth will have to know a lot about the world when they grow up. We live more in a global community than we used to . Cub Scouts can learn about different regions of the world by earning the Geography pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

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