Map and Compass Belt Loop and Pin

Map and Compass Belt Loop and Pin

The Map and Compass belt loop and pin are part of the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. This program gives Cub Scouts the opportunity to receive recognition for exploring different areas of interest.

Webelos who earn the Map and Compass Belt Loop while a Webelos also complete requirement 13 for the Traveler activity badge.

Map and Compass Belt Loop and Pin Requirements

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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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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Map and Compass Belt Loop for Cub Scouts

Map and Compass Belt Loop for Cub Scouts

This belt loop is a good way to introduce Cub Scouts to the basic principles of reading a map and using a compass. These are basic skills which all Scouts should be familiar with. When your Cub Scouts move on to Boy Scouts it will be helpful for them to have some basic map and […]

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Geography Belt Loop

Geography Belt Loop for Cub Scouts

The Geography belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program is a good enrichment activity if you are planning to take a hike around your neighborhood. Because of the similar requirements, it can also be a companion to the Map and Compass belt loop.

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Map and Compass

Maps, Compasses, and Declination

Scouts will be interested to learn that the north indicated by their compasses is not really true north. Instead it points to the magnetic north pole, which is not fixed. The difference between true north and magnetic north is called declination.

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

The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program gives Cub Scouts the opportunity to receive recognition for exploring different areas of interest. Cub Scouts earn belt loops which can be worn on the official Cub Scout belt when they investigate one of these areas. When they explore one of the topics further, they earn a pin. […]

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