Cub Scout Archives: 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.
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 Cub Scouting.
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.
December Cub Scout Theme: Passport to Other Lands (Respect) BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the December core value of Respect s a Passport to Other Lands theme.
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.
Tech Talk - STEM Award for Cub Scouts (Technology) STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The technology Nova (STEM) award for Cub Scouts is called Tech Talk
May Cub Scout Theme – Destination Parks (Health and Fitness) BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One of the Cub Scout themes for the May core value of Health and Fitness is a Destination Parks theme.
Science Everywhere Nova Award – STEM Science for Cub Scouts STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. There is an award for each discipline at each level of Scouting. The science Nova award for Cub Scouts is called Science Everywhere.
Bear Den Meeting Plans: Maps BSA provides Bear den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. One of the Bear den meeting plans covers much of Elective 23 - Maps.
June Cub Scout Theme - Head West Young Man (Perseverance) Word on the street is that BSA will release a June Cub Scout theme called "Head West Young Man" for the June core value of Perseverance.
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 compass skills already.
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.
Personal Measurement Log for Orienteering When you go on an orienteering course, you need to have some ways to measure things. Some of the methods used require you to have something of known length for comparison. A personal measurement log will help you with this.
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.
Webelos Traveler Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 2 This den meeting completes the requirements for the Webelos Traveler activity badge. The plan for the first meeting for this badge is described in the previous post.
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. The pins are not worn on the uniform.