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					Welcome
     To
    Cub
Scouting

A Parent‟s Notebook
                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Welcome .......................................................................................................................1
TABLE OF CONTENTS ....................................................................................................2
MISSION OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ..................................................................4
BOY SCOUT OATH .........................................................................................................4
BOY SCOUT LAW (12 Points) ..........................................................................................5
WELCOME TO CUB SCOUTING! ......................................................................................6
DEFINITIONS ................................................................................................................6
YOUR ROLE AS A PARENT ..............................................................................................7
    Work with your son on projects ................................................................................7
    Help your Cub Scout along the advancement trail......................................................7
    Participate in monthly pack meetings ........................................................................8
    Be an active participant in the pack committee..........................................................8
CAMPING ......................................................................................................................8
    Cub Scout Day Camp ...............................................................................................8
    Overnight Camping for Cub Scouts ...........................................................................8
    Overnight Experience for Webelos Scouts .................................................................9
    Family Camping ......................................................................................................9
SPECIAL PACK EVENTS ................................................................................................ 10
    Pinewood Derby .................................................................................................... 10
    Raingutter Regatta ................................................................................................ 10
    Rocket/Space Derby .............................................................................................. 10
    Blue and Gold Banquet .......................................................................................... 10
    Crossover to Boy Scouts ........................................................................................ 10
PACK ORGANIZATION .................................................................................................. 11
THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CUB SCOUT ........................................................ 12
BADGES OF RANK ........................................................................................................ 13
BOBCAT RANK ............................................................................................................. 14
    Cub Scout Promise ................................................................................................ 14
    Law of the Pack .................................................................................................... 14
    Cub Scout Motto ................................................................................................... 14
    Meaning of WEBELOS ............................................................................................ 14
    Cub Scout Sign...................................................................................................... 15
    Cub Scout Handshake ............................................................................................ 15
    Cub Scout Salute ................................................................................................... 15
IMMEDIATE RECOGNITION EMBLEMS ........................................................................... 16
TIGER RANK ................................................................................................................ 17
    Tiger Totem Beads ................................................................................................ 17
    Tiger Track Beads ................................................................................................. 17
    Shared Responsibility............................................................................................. 17
WOLF RANK ................................................................................................................ 18
    Arrow Points ......................................................................................................... 18
    Wolf Achievements: Who Does What ...................................................................... 19
BEAR RANK ................................................................................................................. 20
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    Arrow Points ......................................................................................................... 20
    Bear Achievements: Who Does What ...................................................................... 21
WEBELOS RANK ........................................................................................................... 22
    Webelos Colors ..................................................................................................... 22
    Webelos Activity Pins ............................................................................................. 22
    Community Group ................................................................................................. 23
    Mental Skills Group ................................................................................................ 24
    Outdoor Group ...................................................................................................... 25
    Physical Skills Group .............................................................................................. 26
    Technology Group ................................................................................................. 27
    Achievements Usually Done With Family ................................................................. 28
    Compass Emblem and Compass Points ................................................................... 29
    Super Achiever Patch ............................................................................................. 29
ARROW OF LIGHT........................................................................................................ 30
OTHER SPECIAL AWARDS ............................................................................................ 31
RELIGIOUS AWARDS.................................................................................................... 31
    World Conservation Award ..................................................................................... 32
    Recruiter Patch ..................................................................................................... 32
    Whitlin‟ Chip.......................................................................................................... 33
    Leave No Trace Award ........................................................................................... 33
    Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award .......................................................................... 34
ACADEMIC AND SPORTS BELTLOOPS AND PINS ............................................................ 35
    Academic Beltloops................................................................................................ 36
    Sports Beltloops .................................................................................................... 38
    Academic and Sports Pins ...................................................................................... 41
UNIFORMING AND PATCH PLACEMENT ......................................................................... 42
    Cub Scout Uniform Patch Placement ....................................................................... 42
    Adult Leader Uniform Patch Placement ................................................................... 43
PARENT NOTES ........................................................................................................... 44




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MISSION OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is
to prepare young people to make ethical and
moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling
in them the values of the Scout Oath and
Law.



BOY SCOUT OATH
        On my honor I will do my best
    To do my duty to God and my country
         and to obey the Scout Law;
      To help other people at all times;
      To keep myself physically strong,
    mentally awake, and morally straight.




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BOY SCOUT LAW (12 Points)

A Scout is Trustworthy: A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises.
     Honesty is part of his code of conduct. People can depend on him.
A Scout is Loyal: A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school,
     and nation.
A Scout is Helpful: A Scout cares about other people. He willingly
     volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.
A Scout is Friendly: A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other
     Scouts. He seeks to understand others. He respects those with ideas
     and customs other than his own.
A Scout is Courteous: A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or
     position. He knows good manners make it easier for people to get
     along together.
A Scout is Kind: A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats
     others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not
     harm or kill any living thing.
A Scout is Obedient: A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and
     troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks
     these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an
     orderly manner rather than disobeying them
A Scout is Cheerful: A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully
     does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
A Scout is Thrifty: A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He
     saves for unforeseen needs. He protects and conserves natural
     resources. He carefully uses time and property.
A Scout is Brave: A Scout can face danger although he is afraid. He has the
     courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him
     or threaten him.
A Scout is Clean: A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He
     chooses the company of those who live by high standards. He helps
     keep his home and community clean.
A Scout is Reverent: A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his
     religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.


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WELCOME TO CUB SCOUTING!
Cub Scouting is a year-round family-oriented part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
program designed for boys who are in the first through fifth grade (or are between 7 and
10 years of age). Parents, Adult Leaders, and Chartering Organizations work together to
achieve the ten purposes of Cub Scouting:

                                 Character Development
                                 Spiritual Growth
                                 Good Citizenship
                                 Sportsmanship and Fitness
                                 Family Understanding
                                 Respectful Relationships
                                 Personal Achievement
                                 Friendly Service
                                 Fun and Adventure
                                 Preparation for Boy Scouts


DEFINITIONS
             A registered youth member of the Boy Scouts of America between the
Cub Scout    ages of six and eleven who is in the First, Second, Third, Fourth or
             Fifth grades.
             A registered youth member of the Boy Scouts of America between the
             ages of eleven (or ten and having completed the Arrow of Light) and
Boy Scout
             eighteen; generally refers to boys who are registered with a Boy Scout
             troop.
             A registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America; one who
Scouter
             pays to be in Boy Scouts.
Pack         The designation of a chartered unit in Cub Scouting.
Troop        The designation of a chartered unit in Boy Scouting.
             A grouping of Cub Scouts at the same level or rank (usually by grade
Den
             in school).
             A scouter who holds a position of authority and responsibility within a
             Pack; e.g. Committee Chairman; Chartered Organization
Adult Leader Representative; Den Leader; Committee Member; Cub Master; Tiger
             Cub Leader; Webelos Leader; or Assistants to Cub Master, Den
             Leader, Tiger Cub Leader, or Webelos Leader.
Requirement A required achievement for a scout‟s rank.
Elective     An optional achievement for a scout‟s rank.
             A geographic boundary of a local scouting area negotiated and
Council      approved by the National Boy Scout Council. Our council is the
             Greater St. Louis Area Council (GSLAC).
             A subset of a local council with specific geographic boundaries. Our
District
             district is the North Star District (NS).


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YOUR ROLE AS A PARENT
Cub Scouting encourages closeness to family. The program will give you opportunities to
take part in activities with your son that you normally might not do. It provides a positive
way for parent and son to grow closer together, and encourages you to spend quality time
together. In this way, Cub Scouting is a program for the entire family, and your
involvement is vital to the program's success.
Some specific things you can do to help your son in Cub Scouting are:

          Work with your son on projects
          Help your Cub Scout along the advancement trail
          Participate in monthly pack meetings
          Be an active participant in the pack committee
          Go on family campouts with your son
          Provide support for your son's den and pack


Work with your son on projects
Boys often begin projects at den meetings and finish them at home with the help of a
parent. Such projects become the catalyst for parents and boys - frequently joined by
siblings and friends - to interact with each other in a relaxed way.

Because the purpose of a project is to teach a boy new skills, a project will challenge a boy
to do tasks that he hasn't already mastered. It's not uncommon, therefore, for a boy to
need help from his family to complete some of his projects. In Cub Scouting, boys are not
expected to do things entirely on their own. So long as a boy does his best to do as much
as he's capable of, it's perfectly acceptable for a parent or sibling to help him.


Help your Cub Scout along the advancement trail
The advancement plan is designed for parents to use to create a learning environment in
their home. With the Cub Scout handbooks as a resource, parents and boys work together
to complete the achievements required for each badge. The advancement plan provides
fun for the boys, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and
strengthens family understanding as adult family members work with boys on
advancement projects.

While Cub Scouts learn skills and begin projects in their den meetings, the parent remains
at the center of the advancement program. As each task is done or each skill is
demonstrated, the parent signs the Cub Scout's handbook to record its completion. Our
Pack uses an on-line tool, ScoutTrack (http://www.scouttrack.com), to help the parents
communicate with the Pack leadership about requirements and electives completion. It is
also important for the scout to take his handbook to den meetings to allow the Den Leader
to see the parent‟s sign-off on the achievements. And when the boy has completed all of
the requirements to earn an award, the completion is acknowledged before the entire pack
of scouts at the next pack meeting.

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Participate in monthly pack meetings
The den meetings are for Cub Scouts and their Adult Leader. The pack meeting is for the
entire family of every Cub Scout. At pack meetings, parents see their sons in action with
their friends, meet other parents, and join with neighbors in caring and sharing. These
opportunities are scarce, and pack meetings highlight how Cub Scouting teaches boys
cooperation and collaboration.

The pack meeting is also a monthly showcase for all that the boys have worked on in their
den meetings. Craft projects are on display, skills are demonstrated, and skits are
performed to show the boys' command of the monthly theme. While boys at this age
seem to be struggling toward independence, having the approval of their parents and other
adults whom they admire remains important to them - so your presence at these meetings
is critical to underscore the importance of the lessons your son has learned.

Be an active participant in the pack committee
Boy Scouts is a scout-led program; Cub Scouts is a parent-led program. As the parent of a
Cub Scout, you have a responsibility to be an active member of the Cub Scout pack.
Attending the monthly Parents And Leaders Meeting (PALM) is an excellent way to help
guide the entire pack and impact your son's scouting experience.


CAMPING
One of the benefits of Scouting is exposing our sons to the Great Outdoors; to put and
keep the „outing‟ in „Scouting‟. One excellent way to achieve this is Camping. Besides
being fun, family camping is an opportunity for quality time together and an enriched
family life. This program is a recreational opportunity - it's not on a tight time schedule.
Family leadership rests with the adult member(s). This leadership might be yielded from
time to time as the family chooses to take part in activities, such as swimming, where
specific camp policies must be followed for safety and proper operation.

Cub Scout Day Camp
Cub Scout Day camp is part of the camping program of the BSA. Our pack may attend a
day camp during the summer as an experience in outdoor living. Cub Scout Day camp
helps individual boys grow, and at the same time helps strengthen the den and pack
program. Cub Scouts of any rank may attend Day Camp.

Overnight Camping for Cub Scouts
Our council offers three distinct overnight camping opportunities for Cub Scouts – Mom &
Me, Dad & Lad, and Parent & Pal. Mom & Me and Dad & Lad are two-day, one-night
camps held at a Council Scout Camp. Boys and the appropriate parent sleep in a Boy
Scout canvas tent on Boy Scout cots. A supper and a breakfast are included, as well as
swimming, Bow & Arrow and BB Gun shooting, a Nature lodge, and a chance to get away
together. Parent & Pal is a new offering, which provides three-days and two-nights of
camping experience in the same settings.



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Overnight Experience for Webelos Scouts
To earn Cub Scouting's highest honor, the Arrow of Light, a boy must participate in a
Webelos overnight campout or a day hike. First year Webelos scouts (entering into the
Fourth Grade or 9 years old) attend a Webelos Mini Camp, a three-day, two-night event at
a Council Scout Camp. Boys and leaders sleep in Boy Scout canvas tents on Boy Scout
cots, or may take their own tents if desired. Activities include swimming, Bow & Arrow and
BB Gun Shooting, Nature Lodge, and a camp-wide campfire.

Second year Webelos (boys entering the Fifth Grade or 10 years old) attend a Webelos
Week-Long Camp. Webelos Week-Long camp is much more like Boy Scout summer camp.
Boys and leaders sleep in Boy Scout canvas tents on Boy Scout cots. The activities include
everything done by younger scouts, and expand to include some Scoutcraft activities such
as leatherwork, proper use of a hatchet and a bow saw, knife safety, and basic knots.
There are two swimming times per day; morning time is for Instructional Swim, and
afternoon is Free Swim time. Each campsite will be responsible for putting on a skit at the
Thursday campfire in front of the whole camp. Wednesday supper and Thursday lunch are
prepared at the campsite, not in the mess hall.

In addition to Summer Camps, Webelos scouts have two opportunities per year to go
camping with a Boy Scout troop. These events, which are sponsored at the District level,
are known as Fall Encampment and Spring Camporee. There is a theme to these events,
and a lot of work is done to plan a program for both the Boy Scouts and the Webelos
scouts. Generally, the Webelos‟ activities are separate from the Boy Scouts‟, but when it
comes to the actual camping, it‟s all together. The Webelos and the accompanying Cub
Scout Leader(s) stay in tents provided by the troop; they say grace and cook and eat meals
together; everyone lends a hand for camp setup and clean up. It‟s a great way to for the
Webelos to get exposed to camping in Boy Scout style. Generally in Pack 942, the Fourth
Grade scouts (First Year Webelos) go on the Spring Camporee, and then they attend the
week-long Webelos summer camp and then, as Second Year Webelos, attend the Fall
Encampment.

Family Camping
As if the summer camping programs were not enough, families are encouraged to go
camping together as well. Some packs may call this Pack Camping or Den Camping, but
it‟s for the whole family to get outdoors together, to have a good time, and to discover
new facets about everyone. Family camping is purely optional, and many boys may put up
some argument about younger siblings camping with them, but it is highly encouraged.
It‟s a great time together as a family and as a collection of families that makes up a Cub
Scout Pack.




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SPECIAL PACK EVENTS
Pinewood Derby
The Pinewood Derby is an event that almost every boy loves. They have the chance to
build their very own race car (within specific limitations) with the help of an adult. Our
pack generally has its Pinewood Derby at the January pack meeting, and the district usually
has a district-wide Pinewood Derby in February.

Raingutter Regatta
Another common Cub Scouting race is the Raingutter Regatta. The boys build a boat from
the provided kit, and then have races blowing their boats down the length of a water-filled
rain gutter. This provides the boys with another chance to do something on their own or
to work closely with an adult, and the airpower is strictly scout-provided.

Rocket/Space Derby
A third race often found in Cub Scouting is the Rocket or Space Derby. This race may be
individual or team-based, may be horizontal or vertically oriented, and generally is a whole
lot of fun for everyone.

Blue and Gold Banquet
During February, Scouting has its anniversary month. Most of the packs across the country
hold a Blue and Gold Banquet as a highlight of the year's program. It brings families and
neighbors together for a meal and a time of fun and inspiration. The banquet is usually
held in place of the February pack meeting, and it's an event the boys look forward to with
excitement.

Crossover to Boy Scouts
March has become our Pack‟s customary time to “Cross Over” our second year Webelos
scouts into a Boy Scout troop of their choice. The Native American-based ceremony is
usually performed by a pair of Boy Scouts who are part of the Order of the Arrow
Ceremony Team, and involves candles and an explanation of the Boy Scout Law. Members
of the specified Boy Scout troop(s) are present to receive the Scout as he crosses over a
wooden bridge, symbolizing the departure from the Pack. Many people find this to be a
very moving ceremony.




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PACK ORGANIZATION
All Cub Scout packs have similar organizations. Our Chartered Organization is the Men‟s
Club at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Cub Scout Pack 942 was chartered on April
15, 1967. The Pack Committee is headed by the Committee Chair and consists of the
registered Members of Committee and concerned parents. The Pack Committee decides
the programs and events that make up the Pack‟s calendar. The Cubmaster is responsible
for implementation and execution of the programs and activities specified by the Pack
committee. The Cubmaster provides all needed support to the Den Leaders, who are the
real people who keep Cub Scouting alive and fun for our boys.




There are other positions outside of this organization which play important parts in the
Scouting program. Each Cub Scout Pack has a Unit Commissioner, who meets with the
Committee Chairman and the Cubmaster at periodic intervals to review the status of the
Pack‟s programs. At the Council level, there are District Executives and District Directors
who provide greatly needed support and direction to local units. Not to mention all the
other volunteers on the District Training Staff, District Roundtable Staff, and a host of other
Scouting Support organizations.




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THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CUB SCOUT

 1. Be sure your boy attends every Den Meeting possible. Remind him to be on his best
    behavior while he is there. He is a guest at the Den Meeting site.
 2. Remember to sign his handbook for the requirements and electives he completes
    under your guidance, and remind him to bring his handbook to every Den Meeting.
    Use ScoutTrack (http://www.scouttrack.com) if possible to keep Pack leadership
    advised as to your son‟s achievements.
 3. Remind him to wear his uniform to school on Den Meeting days and Pack Meeting
    days, or at least have it laid out and ready to go so he can change into it quickly.
    Have his uniform clean and have all appropriate patches sewn on in their correct
    places so he looks great at all scout functions.
 4. Be willing to help out with transportation for den meetings, field trips, etc. Help him
    to provide den snacks when it is his turn.
 5. HELP HIM TO ACHIEVE! Read his handbook, familiarize yourself with his rank
    requirements; many of them are done with the family or at home. Read the
    parents' supplement at the front of his book. Ask questions of your pack leaders if
    you are unclear about anything.
 6. Make sure that your Cub Scout is doing his very best. Don't sign off on
    achievements unless he has really earned each part of it. Don't count things he did
    as a Wolf cub towards his Bear rank. He needs to do each item during that rank
    year.
 7. Attend Pack Meetings with your son. The entire family is invited to attend every
    Pack Meeting. Be alert to his behavior during the meeting; the Den Leader is not
    solely responsible for him or his actions during the pack meeting. This also holds
    true with camping experiences. Have fun, and correct and praise as needed.
 8. Be willing to assist with costumes, skits, crafts, songs, outings, refreshments, etc.
 9. Always remember that Cub Scouting is Family Oriented. It is designed to help
    parents with their boys. The Den and Pack cannot help your boy grow without your
    help.


         As the Law of the Pack states,
    “... The Cub Scout helps the Pack go.
   The Pack helps the Cub Scout grow. ...”


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BADGES OF RANK
                           A diamond-shaped cloth badge, gold
               Bobcat      and black embroidered on light blue
                           background with gold trim
                           A diamond-shaped cloth badge, black,
                Tiger      gold and white embroidered on orange
                           background with gold trim
                           A diamond-shaped cloth badge, brown
                Wolf       and black embroidered on red
                           background with gold trim
                           A diamond-shaped cloth badge, brown
                Bear       and black embroidered on aqua
                           background with gold trim
                     Either: A diamond-shaped cloth badge,
                     gold and light blue embroidered on
                     dark blue background with gold trim, or
             Webelos
                     an oval-shaped cloth badge, gold and
                     light blue embroidered on brown
                     background with brown trim
                      A rectangular cloth badge, gold
                      embroidered on a khaki background
             Arrow of with blue trim. This is the highest
               Light  award in Cub Scouting and is the only
                      Cub Scouting badge that may also be
                      worn on the Boy Scout uniform
For Official Uniforming and Patch Placement, please reference page 42




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BOBCAT RANK
The Bobcat Badge is the first rank that every Cub Scout must earn. It sets a common
base for all Cub Scouts to share. The Cub Scout must learn the Cub Scout Promise, the
Law of the Pack, the Cub Scout Motto, the meaning of Webelos, the Cub Scout Sign,
Handshake, and Salute. They must also complete the exercises in the "Child Abuse
Prevention" booklet at the front of their handbook with their parents. The Bobcat badge is
worn at the top of the left pocket.




Cub Scout Promise
I, (your name), promise to do my best;
to do my duty to God and my country;
to help other people;
and to obey the Law of the Pack


Law of the Pack
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the Pack go.
The Pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.


Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best!


Meaning of WEBELOS
We'll Be Loyal Scouts



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Cub Scout Sign



Cub Scout Handshake




Cub Scout Salute




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IMMEDIATE RECOGNITION EMBLEMS

                                        Tiger Cubs earn the Tiger Cub Immediate
                                        Recognition Emblem when they are able to
                                        demonstrate to the Den Leader or Cub Master that
                                        they can:

                                           1. Show the Cub Scout Sign (required for
                                              Bobcat Rank)
                                           2. Show the Cub Scout Salute (required for
                                              Bobcat Rank)
                                           3. Say the Tiger Cub Motto (“Search, Discover,
                                              Share”)

                                        It may be presented to the Tiger Cub in either a
                                        Den Meeting (usually upon completion of the one
                                        of the Den parts of an achievement) or in a Pack
                                        Meeting in front of the whole Pack.

This is worn on the right pocket of the Tiger Cub‟s uniform shirt until he has been awarded
his Tiger Cub badge, or until he begins working on his Wolf badge.



Wolf and Bear cubs earn the Cub Scout Immediate
Recognition Emblem upon completion of the first three of
the twelve required achievements for their rank, after
having completed the requirements of the Bobcat Rank.

It may be presented to the Cub Scout in either a Den
Meeting or in a Pack Meeting in front of the whole Pack.

This emblem is also worn on the right pocket button of the
Cub Scout‟s uniform shirt, replacing the Tiger Cub
Immediate Recognition Emblem. It remains there until he
has either earned the Bear badge or until he begins
working on his Webelos badge.




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TIGER RANK
Tiger Cubs is the rank for boys entering First Grade or who are six years old as of the first
day of the new school year.

An Adult Companion (AC) must accompany the Tiger Cub to all den meetings, pack
meetings, and outings known as "Go-See-Its." The AC is usually a parent or guardian of
the Tiger Cub, but must be at least 18 years of age. The AC could be an uncle, aunt,
grandparent, or even an older sibling or cousin. The AC does not have to be the same
person for every event attended by the Tiger Cub, but consistency will greatly improve the
Cub Scout experience for both the Tiger Cub and the Adult Companion.

In the Tiger Cub year, which runs from the date the scout is registered as a Tiger Cub until
May 31st, there are five groups of events: Making My Family Special, Where I Live,
Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe, How I Tell It, and Let‟s Go Outdoors. Each of these
groups has three parts: a Den Meeting part, a Family part, and a Go-See-It part. By
definition, the Den Meeting part usually happens during a Den Meeting; the Go-See-It part
is done in a group Go-See-It outing; and the Family part is done at home with the whole
family.

Tiger Totem Beads
For each Den Meeting part of an achievement completed, the Tiger Cub earns an orange
bead, to be placed upon the Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition Emblem. For each Family
part of an achievement completed, he earns a white bead. For each Go-See-It part of an
achievement completed, he earns a black bead. When the Tiger Cub has earned five
orange, five black, and five white beads, he has earned his Tiger Cub Badge.

Tiger Track Beads
Additionally, there are electives that a Tiger Cub and his Adult Companion may complete,
and for every ten electives completed, a Tiger Track bead (a yellow ring) is earned and
placed upon the Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition Emblem.

The beads and rings may be presented in either a Den Meeting or in a Pack Meeting, but
the overall objective is to recognize the completion of the portion of the achievements very
soon after completing them.

Shared Responsibility
During the Tiger Cub year, responsibility is shared among all the Adult Companion / Tiger
Cub combinations. Although there may be one registered Tiger Cub Leader, each pair of
Adult and Tiger Cub should take turns in directing the Den Meeting activities.




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WOLF RANK
Wolf Cub is the rank for boys entering Second Grade, or who are seven years old as of the
first day of the new school year.

Wolf Cubs gather in dens of five to eight boys with a registered Den Leader and Assistant
Den Leader. Den meeting frequency may be determined by the Den Leader and the
scouts' parents / guardians.

In the Wolf Cub year, which runs from either the date the scout is registered as a Wolf Cub
or from June 1st until May 31st, there are twelve achievements each consisting of many
parts. This is more challenging than the Tiger Cub year, and it is appropriate to the level
of development of the Cub Scout.

When the Wolf Cub completes three achievements and for every three achievements
completed thereafter, he is presented with a yellow bead to be placed on his Cub Scout
Immediate Recognition Emblem. When the Wolf Cub has earned four yellow beads, he has
completed the requirements of the Wolf Badge.


Arrow Points

In addition to the requirements specified for the Wolf rank,
there are additional electives that the scout may complete in
the Den Meeting or at home with family. There are over 140
electives that may be completed, and they are specified in the
rear of the Wolf Cub Handbook.

After a Wolf Cub has completed the requirements of the Wolf
badge, he then may receive credit for electives completed. For
completing the ten electives, he will receive a gold arrow point.
For every ten electives completed after that, he will receive a
silver arrow point.

Please reference the section on Uniforming and Patch
Placement for specifics on where to place his Wolf badge and
arrow points.




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Wolf Achievements: Who Does What

   Required           Do     Do w/ Family Family or Den Do w/ Den
                   A thru E                  A thru E
  Feats of Skill   Plus 1 of                Plus 1 of
                   F thru L                  F thru L
    Your Flag         All                   A, C, D, G    B, E, F
   Keep Your
                     All         A           B, C
  Body Healthy
   Know Your
   Home and          All      A, D, E       B, C, F
   Community
    Tools for
   Fixing and        All                      All
     Building
     Start a
                     All                      All
    Collection
   Your Living
                     All                      All
      World
  Cooking and
                     All     B, C, D, E       A
      Eating
   Be Safe at
   Home and          All       B, C         A, D, E
  On the Street
                    A
  Family Fun    Plus 2 of       All
                B thru G
  Duty to God      All          All
                    A
 Making Choices Plus 4 of                     All
                B thru K




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BEAR RANK
Bear Cub is the rank for boys entering Third Grade, or who are eight years old as of the
first day of the new school year.

Bear Cubs gather in dens of five to eight boys with a registered Den Leader and Assistant
Den Leader. Den meeting frequency may be determined by the Den Leader and the
scouts' parents / guardians.

In the Bear Cub year, which runs from either the date the scout is registered as a Bear Cub
or from June 1st until May 31st, the scout chooses to complete twelve of twenty-four
requirements, with specific limitations:

      One for God (1 of either #1 or #2);
      Three for Country (3 of #3, 4, 5, 6, and 7);
      Four for Family (4 of #8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13); and
      Four for Self (4 of #14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24).

When the Bear Cub completes three achievements and for every three achievements
completed thereafter, he is presented with a red bead to be placed on his Cub Scout
Immediate Recognition Emblem. When the Bear Cub has earned four red beads, he has
completed the requirements of the Bear Badge.


Arrow Points

In addition to the requirements specified for the Bear rank,
there are additional electives that the scout may complete in
the Den Meeting or at home with family. There are over 140
electives that may be completed, and they are specified in the
rear of the Bear Cub Handbook. Additionally, any parts of
achievements not counting towards the twelve for the Bear
badge may be counted as electives for arrow point purposes.

After a Bear Cub has completed the requirements of the Bear
badge, he then may receive credit for electives completed. For
completing the ten electives, he will receive a gold arrow point.
For every ten electives completed after that, he will receive a
silver arrow point.

Please reference the section on Uniforming and Patch Placement for specifics on where to
place his Bear badge and arrow points.




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Bear Achievements: Who Does What

                                                Do w/      Family     Do w/
        Achievement                   Do
                                                Family     or Den      Den
       Ways We Worship                All         All
       Emblems of Faith               All         All
                                    A+J+                   A, B, C,
 What Makes America Special?                       G                  F, H, I
                                     any 2                   D, J
          Tall Tales                  All                     All
Sharing Your World with Wildlife    Any 4                     All
                                                A, D, E,
   Take Care of Your Planet          Any 3                 B, C, G
                                                   F
 Law Enforcement is a Big Job        Any 4      C, D, E     A, F        B
   The Past is Exciting and
                                   G + Any 2      All
          Important
      What‟s Cooking?                Any 4        All
         Family Fun                    All        All
                                   A thru E +
          Be Ready!                               All
                                       G
  Family Outdoors Adventure          Any 3        All
  Saving Well, Spending Well         Any 4        All
                                                           A, B, C,
          Ride Right               A + any 3       G
                                                           D, E, F
    Games, Games, Games!             Any 2                    A        B, C
       Building Muscles              All 3                   A, B       C
      Information Please           A + any 3     A, F        D, E      B, C
          Jot It Down              H + any 4                  All
      Shavings and Chips             All 4                    All
      Sawdust and Nails              All 3                    All
                                                           A, B, D,
         Build a Model             G + any 2                            C
                                                           E, F, G
        Tying It All Up              Any 5                    All
                                                           A, B, C,
     Sports, Sports, Sports          All 5         D
                                                              E
          Be a Leader              F + any 2                  All




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WEBELOS RANK
Webelos is the rank for boys entering Fourth or Fifth Grade, or who are nine years old as
of the first day of the new school year.

Webelos gather in dens of five to eight boys with a registered Den Leader and Assistant
Den Leader. Den meeting frequency may be determined by the Den Leader and the
scouts' parents / guardians.

Continuing the practice of increasing the level of complexity as the scout matures, Webelos
is the bridging time between the traditional Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts. Your Webelos
scout will become more self-reliant, more confident in being able to do things himself, and
gradually readier for the scout-led Boy Scout troop.

Webelos rank involves even more choices than the Bear rank does. In Webelos, there are
twenty activity pins that could be earned, divided into five groups of four each. Your scout
will naturally favor one group over another, but the intent is to make a well-rounded scout.

Webelos Colors
As mentioned, there are twenty activity pins to be earned at
the Webelos level. But first there needs to be a place to keep
them. Webelos don‟t have an Immediate Recognition
Emblem to show their achievements. They have the Webelos
Colors.

Webelos colors are an optional Webelos Scout uniform item
whose use is determined at the Pack level. It consists of
woven green, red, and gold streamers (tabs) on a blue metal
bar with the border and word "Webelos" in gold. If no Den
number is worn, the colors are worn on the right sleeve
immediately below and touching the U.S. flag. If a Den
number is worn, the colors are worn under and touching the
Den number.

It is to this that the activity pins are attached, for all to see.
Generally, the colors are awarded upon completion of the first
activity pin.



Webelos Activity Pins
The twenty Webelos activity pins are divided into five groups
of four each. The groupings are: Community Group, Mental
Skills Group, Outdoor Group, Physical Skills Group, and the
Technology Group.



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Community Group
               Citizen
               One of the purposes of Scouting is "Developing habits and attitudes of good
               citizenship." A Scout promises to do his duty to his country. The Citizen
               activity helps Webelos to understand what a good citizen is and teaches him
               the history of our flag. Citizen is required to earn the Webelos badge.
               Objectives: To foster citizenship in Webelos scouts. To teach boys to
recognize the qualities of a good citizen. To introduce boys to the structure of the U.S.
government. To familiarize boys with the basics of American history. To convince boys
that laws are beneficial. To encourage Webelos scouts to become community volunteers.



               Communicator
               The activities required for the Communicator Pin help a Webelos scout to
               understand how he and others communicate.
               Objectives: To learn about various forms of communication problems that
               other people may have. To become aware of different ways that people
               can communicate.



              Family Member
              One of the purposes of Scouting is "Improving understanding within the
              family." The Family Member activity has the Webelos scout working and
              planning with his family.
              Objectives: To help Webelos scouts develop a sense of family
              responsibility. To help the boys see how finances affect their families. To
help Webelos scouts gain insight into the running of a household.



                Readyman
                The Boy Scout motto is "Be Prepared." Should someone ask, "Prepared for
                what?", "Prepared for anything," is the answer. The Readyman activity
                prepares the scout for First Aid "hurry cases"; teaches how to get help
                when needed; and teaches safety. Readyman is required to earn the
                Arrow of Light rank.
Objectives: To teach Webelos scouts simple first aid and emergency first aid for the
"hurry cases". To make Webelos scouts more aware of safety around the home, bicycle
safety, and car safety.




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Mental Skills Group
               Artist
               The Artist activity is an excellent way for a Webelos scout to express himself
               and an opportunity for him to try working in a new art medium.
               Objectives: To allow Webelos to experiment with different art media. To
               give boys a sense of pride and accomplishment in their work. To familiarize
               Webelos with the color wheel. To introduce Webelos to various supplies.



               Scholar
               The Scholar activity experience can help to improve the Webelos scout's
               relationship with their school. It will help the scout understand why an
               education is important. When presented with interest and enthusiasm from
               the leader, this activity will not seem like drudged up school work! Help the
               boys learn there is more to school than just homework.
Objectives: To familiarize Webelos scouts with the "roots" of a school system. To
convince Webelos scouts that schooling is essential. To introduce Webelos scouts to
careers in education. To teach Webelos scouts the benefits of a good education.



              Showman
              The Showman activity offers a choice of puppetry, music, or drama. A
              Webelos scout can pick the area that suits him best while sampling a little
              from each area.
              Objectives: To instill an appreciation of the fine arts. To expose boys to
              entertainment professions. To expand the imagination and creativity of
Webelos scouts. To increase boys' self-confidence in front of audiences.



                Traveler
                The Traveler activity explores the preparations involved in taking a trip, by
                car, bus, rail, sea and air.
Objectives: To introduce Webelos scouts to the excitement of traveling to see new
places and meet new people. To show scouts some of the practical skills that are needed
to get "there" successfully and efficiently so that when "there", they can have a rewarding
experience. To have the scouts practice planning in a fun way.




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Outdoor Group
               Forester
               By completing the Forester activity, the Webelos scouts will learn how to
               identify trees around them, how trees grow, and how to prevent forest
               fires.
               Objectives: To make boys more observant and appreciative of trees. To
               instill the idea of conservation in Webelos scouts. To teach boys the value
and uses of trees. To make Webelos scouts aware of devastation due to wildfires.



               Geologist
               While completing the Geologist activity, Webelos scouts discover the world
               of volcanoes and learn why there are earthquakes. They find out what
               minerals are used in everyday lives.
               Objectives: To teach boys to recognize common rock specimens. To
               acquaint boys with uses of different rocks and minerals. To make boys
aware of the earth and its resources. To introduce boys to earth's devastating forces.



                   Naturalist
                   Scouting and the outdoors go hand-in-hand. The Naturalist activity makes
                   a Webelos scout aware of all the living things in the outdoors.
                   Objectives: To increase boys' awareness of animal behavior. To kindle a
                   love of nature. To teach wildlife conservation. To encourage Webelos to
                   visit local animal preserves. To introduce boys to animal kingdom
classifications.



              Outdoorsman
              While working on the Outdoorsman activity, Webelos scouts learn the basics
              of camping and cooking in order to live outdoors and be comfortable.
              Outdoorsman is required to earn the Arrow of Light rank.
              Objectives: To encourage Webelos scouts to camp with their families. To
              introduce Webelos to Boy Scout camping. To familiarize boys with fire
safety. To emphasize the "outing" in Scouting.




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Physical Skills Group
            Aquanaut
            Every Scout is a swimmer! The Aquanaut activity teaches swimming skills,
            water and boat safety, and snorkeling.
            Objectives: To teach safety precautions on, in, or near the water. To
            increase the boys' swimming skills and endurance. To introduce Webelos to
            snorkeling.



            Athlete
            Athlete is an activity where a scout can really "Do His Best".
            Objectives: To encourage pride in growing strong in mind and body. To
            foster a sense of personal achievement by developing new skills and
            interests. To convince boys that fitness is essential to good health.



            Fitness
            Fitness is important to everybody. The Fitness activity teaches what is
            necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Fitness is required to earn the
            Webelos badge.
            Objectives: To show Webelos scouts how to be strong in body and to
            make them aware of substances which will weaken their bodies.



            Sportsman
            To be a true sportsman is more than just playing games. The Sportsman
            activity will teach a scout how to conduct himself with good sportsmanship.
            Objectives: To teach boys good sportsmanship. To introduce boys to a
            variety of sports. To familiarize boys with the care and handling of sports
            equipment. To emphasize the need for safety in sports.




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Technology Group
               Craftsman
               Craftsman is a favorite of most boys because it offers the opportunity to use
               real tools and feel the satisfaction of making something useful.
               Objectives: To introduce boys to possible life-long hobbies. To increase
               boys' proficiency in the handling of tools. To increase boys' knowledge of
               tool terminology and safety. To develop Webelos scouts' creativity.



               Engineer
               Boys have a natural interest in how things work. The Engineer activity
               gives an introduction to how the big things in our lives work, such as things
               that we take for granted in our houses and communities.
               Objectives: To introduce Webelos scouts to a variety of engineering
               careers. To give the Webelos scouts some insight into the kinds of
problems engineers solve. To keep in mind that an engineer's job is to apply the laws of
physics and chemistry to solve a variety of problems in construction, manufacturing, and
other areas.



                Handyman
                The Handyman activity teaches scouts how to make minor repairs at home
                and around the garage. They also learn how to take care of tools and their
                proper use.
                Objectives: To acquaint Webelos scouts with odd jobs that they could do
                to help out around their homes. To help Webelos learn the proper care and
storage of tools. To make Webelos aware of the importance of the proper storage of
household chemicals.



               Scientist
               Everyone likes to experiment. The Scientist activity will teach some of the
               basic laws of science and how to prove them through experiment.
               Objectives: To acquaint Webelos scouts with basic laws of physics. To
               give boys the opportunity to perform experiments. To introduce boys to
               atmospheric science. To teach boys a little about optics. To demonstrate a
few "mysteries" of science.




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Achievements Usually Done With Family
Artist activity
   # 4: Profile of a family member

Family Member activity
All Family Member activities

Fitness activity
   # 1: Child and drug abuse in handbook and do three items
   # 3: Five effects of smoking
   # 4: Tell about drugs
   # 5: Tell about a balanced diet
   # 6: Tell about alcohol

Handyman activity
  # 1: Wash a car
  # 2: Change a tire
  # 3: Replace a bulb in car taillight, turn signal, parking light or headlight
  # 4: Check oil level and tire pressure
  # 9: Arrange storage area for household cleaners and materials
  # 10: Build a sawhorse and stool for household use
  # 11: Mow a lawn
  # 12: Arrange storage area for hand tools or garden tools
  # 13: Clean and properly store hand tools or garden tools
  # 14: Mark hand tools or garden tools for identification

Naturalist activity
  # 3: Visit a museum of natural history, nature center, or zoo

Outdoorsman activity
  # 4: Help with a two-night campout away from home or two one-night campouts
  # 5: An evening outdoor activity that includes a campfire
  # 6: Cook own meal outdoors

Scholar activity
   # 7: Ask parents school survey questions

Traveler activity
   # 4: Take a trip by boat, bus, train, or airplane to someplace that interests you
   # 5: List and map out four trips. Be navigator on one trip of at least 25 miles with at
         least six turns
   # 6: Pack a suitcase
   # 7: Check a car first aid kit




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Compass Emblem and Compass Points
The compass emblem is worn on the right
pocket button of a Webelos uniform. It is
presented when the Scout has earned a total
of seven activity pins (including the three
required to earn the Webelos badge). A
metal compass point is added for each
additional four activity pins earned. When
the Webelos Scout has completed the
requirements for eleven activity pins, the
compass point is placed at the East location.
When fifteen activity pins have been earned,
a compass point is placed at the West
location. And when nineteen activity pins
have been earned, a compass point is placed
at the South location.




Super Achiever Patch
“But what if I earn all twenty Webelos activity pins?”

                                           They are not available at all Scout Shops, but
                                           there is a special patch, the Super Achiever
                                           patch, that may be presented to the Webelos
                                           Scout who completes all twenty activities before
                                           crossing over into the Boy Scouts.

                                           This patch may be worn on the scout uniform in
                                           a plastic temporary patch holder which dangles
                                           from the right pocket button. It is not an official
                                           rank emblem, and as such it is never sewn onto
                                           the Scout‟s uniform.




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ARROW OF LIGHT
                        The highest award a Cub Scout can earn is the Arrow of Light.
                        This badge is worn immediately below the left pocket, and is the
                        only Cub Scout rank award that may be worn on the Boy Scout
                        uniform.

To earn the Arrow of Light award, a Webelos Scout must:

   1. Be active in his Webelos den for at least six months after earning his Webelos
      badge.

   2. Repeat from memory and explain in his own words the Boy Scout Oath and the
      Twelve Points of the Scout Law, and tell how he has practiced them in everyday life.

   3. Give and explain the Boy Scout motto, slogan, sign, salute, and handshake which
      are all different from those of the Cub Scouts.

   4. Understand the significance of the First Class Scout badge. Know its parts, and tell
      what each part stands for.

   5. Tell how a Boy Scout uniform is different from a Webelos Scout uniform.

   6. Earn a total of eight Webelos activity pins including: Citizen, Fitness, Outdoorsman,
      and Readyman. The Scout must earn at least one from each of the five groups.

   7. With his Webelos den, he must visit at least one Boy Scout troop meeting and
      attend one Boy Scout-oriented outdoor activity.

   8. Participate in a Webelos overnight campout or day hike.

   9. After completing the above requirements, he must fill out an application to become
      a Boy Scout and return it to the Webelos Den Leader.




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OTHER SPECIAL AWARDS
There are other special awards that a Scout may earn; some only once,
others repeatedly.

RELIGIOUS AWARDS
Duty to God is a key point at all levels of Scouting. “The Boy Scouts of
America maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen
without recognizing an obligation to God and, therefore, recognizes the
religious element in the training of the member, but it is absolutely
nonsectarian in its attitude toward that religious training. Its policy is that the
home and organization or group with which a member is connected shall give
definite attention to religious life.”

An organization local to St. Louis, P.R.A.Y. (Programs of Religious Activities
with Youth) promotes the God & Country program within Scouting (Cub
Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts). There are two activities for boys at the
Cub Scout level: “God and Me” and “God and Family”. These activities can
differ in target audience, depending on the religious orientation.

Regardless of the award earned, a Cub Scout completing
one of the God and Country activities will earn the
Religious Square Knot to be worn on his Scout uniform
immediately above his left pocket.

                     Adults may also earn a Religious Square Knot, but they
                     must be nominated for it and have to have done some
                     action(s) to have earned it.

For more information about the various Religious Awards available, please
contact your Cubmaster or Committee Chairperson.




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World Conservation Award

                  The Cub Scout version of the World Conservation Award
                  can be earned by Wolf or Bear Cub Scouts and by Webelos
                  Scouts. This award can be earned only once while you are
                  a Cub Scout.


As a Wolf Cub Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award
by doing the following:
    Complete achievement #7 - Your Living World
    Complete all Arrow Points in two of the following three Electives:
            #13 - Birds
            #15 - Grow Something
            #19 - Fishing
    Participate in a den or pack conservation project

As a Bear Cub Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award
by doing the following:
    Complete achievement #5 - Sharing your world with wildlife.
    Complete all Arrow Points in two of the following three Electives:
            #2 - Weather
            #12 - Nature Crafts
            #15 - Water and Soil Conservation
    Participate in a den or pack conservation project

As a Webelos Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award
by doing the following:
    Earn the Forester activity badge.
    Earn the Naturalist activity badge.
    Earn the Outdoorsman activity badge.
    Participate in a den or pack conservation project.
Recruiter Patch
                       Cloth strip presented to boys for recruiting another boy into
                       the program. Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts center this strip
                       below and touching the right pocket.




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Whitlin’ Chip
                                    The Whitlin‟ Chip patch is earned along with a wallet
                                    card, usually by scouts in the Bear Cub year (Third
                                    Grade). The patch may be worn on the pocket flap of
                                    the right pocket on the Cub Scout uniform. The patch
                                    does not transfer to the Boy Scout uniform, although
                                    the scout may carry the wallet card for the rest of his
                                    life.

                                   The Official Whitlin‟ Chip may be earned by Bear Cub
Scouts mastering the "Knife Safety Rules":

"A Cub Scout knife is an important tool. You can do many things with its blades. The
cutting blade is the one you will use most of the time. With it you can make shavings and
chips and carve all kinds of things. You must be very careful when you whittle or carve.
Take good care of your knife. Always remember that a knife is a tool, not a toy. Use it with
care so that you don't hurt yourself or ruin what you are carving."




Leave No Trace Award
                      The patch is worn on the uniform shirt, as a "temporary" patch,
                      centered on the right pocket. Only one temporary patch may be
                      worn at a time.




                       Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, Webelos Scout
1.    Discuss with your leader or parent/guardian the importance of the Leave No Trace
      frontcountry guidelines.
2.    On three separate outings, practice the frontcountry guidelines of Leave No Trace.
3.    Boys in a Tiger Cub den complete the activities for Achievement 5, Let's Go
      Outdoors; boys in a Wolf den complete Requirement 7, Your Living World; boys in a
      Bear den complete Requirement 12, Family Outdoor Adventures; boys in a Webelos
      den earn the Outdoorsman activity badge.
4.    Participate in a Leave No Trace-related service project.
5.    Promise to practice the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines by signing the Cub
      Scout Leave No Trace Pledge.
6.    Draw a poster to illustrate the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines and display it
      at a pack meeting.




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Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award
All Ranks Must...
Attend Cub Scout day camp or Cub Scout /
Webelos Scout resident (overnight) camp.

Rank-Specific Requirements
Tiger Cubs must complete one requirement in Achievement 5, "Let's Go Outdoors" (Tiger
Cub Handbook) and complete three of the outdoor activities listed below.

Wolf Cub Scouts must assemble the "Six Essentials for Going Outdoors" (Wolf Handbook,
Elective 23b) and discuss their purpose, and complete four of the outdoor activities listed
below.

Bear Cub Scouts must earn the Cub Scout Leave No Trace Award (Bear Handbook, Elective
25h) and complete five of the outdoor activities listed below.

Webelos Scouts must earn the Outdoorsman Activity Badge (Webelos Handbook) and
complete six of the outdoor activities listed below.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
With your den, pack, or family:
1. Participate in a nature hike in your local area. This can be on an organized, marked
     trail, or just a hike to observe nature in your area.
2. Participate in an outdoor activity such as a picnic or park fun day.
3. Explain the buddy system and tell what to do if lost. Explain the importance of
     cooperation.
4. Attend a pack overnighter. Be responsible by being prepared for the event.
5. Complete an outdoor service project in your community.
6. Complete a nature/conservation project in your area. This project should involve
     improving, beautifying, or supporting natural habitats. Discuss how this project helped
     you to respect nature.
7. Earn the Summertime Pack Award.
8. Participate in a nature observation activity. Describe or illustrate and display your
     observations at a den or pack meeting.
9. Participate in an outdoor aquatic activity. This can be an organized swim meet or just
     a den or pack swim.
10. Participate in an outdoor campfire program. Perform in a skit, sing a song, or take
     part in a ceremony.
11. Participate in an outdoor sporting event.
12. Participate in an outdoor Scout's Own or other worship service.
13. Explore a local city, county, state, or national park. Discuss with your den how a good
     citizen obeys the park rules.




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ACADEMIC AND SPORTS BELTLOOPS AND PINS
The Academics and Sports Program of the Cub Scouts
is yet another way to acknowledge personal
achievement on the part of the Cub Scout while
promoting a balance between the physical and
intellectual development of the scout.

There are two levels of achievement in thirty-three
subjects: twelve under Academics and twenty-one
under Sports. The first level is the belt loop. Each
Academics and Sports belt loop has three
requirements, and they are not very difficult for a scout
to achieve. The intent is to expose the scout to new
areas to build a more-rounded Scouting experience.

The second level is the Academics and Sports pin. This level is significantly more
challenging and requires completion of the belt loop achievements in addition to at least
five other achievements for the pin.

The belt loops are metal, and are designed to slide over the Cub Scout webbing belt. The
pins are not to be worn on the Cub Scout uniform; instead they are placed on / through




the Cub Scout letter "C",           which may be sewn onto a patch vest or patch blanket.

Belt Loops and pins are earned only by Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts (not by
adults). Requirements may be adjusted to accommodate the special needs of boys with
disabilities. Webelos Scouts may earn a belt loop a second time to qualify for Webelos
activity badges. Boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should
encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin.

Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den,
pack, school or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult
partners.




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Academic Beltloops
                Art
                       Make a list of common materials used to create visual art
                        compositions.
                     Demonstrate how six of the following elements of design are used
                        in a drawing: lines, circles, dots, shapes, colors, patterns, textures,
      space, balance or perspective.
     Identify the three primary colors and the three secondary colors that can be made
      by mixing them. Use the primary and secondary colors to create a painting.

                  Chess
                     Identify the chess pieces and set up a chess board for play.
                     Demonstrate the moves of each chess piece to your den leader or
                        adult partner.
                     Play a game of chess.

                  Citizenship
                       Develop a list of jobs you can do around the home. Chart your
                         progress for one week.
                       Make a poster showing things that you can do to be a good
                         citizen.
     Participate in a family, den, or school service project.

                Communicating
                    Tell a story or relate an incident to a group of people, such as your
                       family, den or members of your class.
                    Write a letter to a friend or relative.
                    Make a poster about something that interests you. Explain the
      poster to your den.

                  Computer
                     Explain these parts of a personal computer: central processing
                      unit (CPU), monitor, keyboard, mouse, modem and printer.
                     Demonstrate how to start up and shut down a personal computer
                      properly.
                     Use your computer to prepare and print a document.

                   Geography
                        Draw a map of your neighborhood. Show natural and manmade
                         features. Include a key or legend of map symbols.
                        Learn about the physical geography of your community. Identify
                         the major landforms within 100 miles. Discuss with an adult what
                         you learned.
     Use a globe or map to locate the continents, the oceans, the equator and the
      northern and southern hemispheres. Learn how longitude and latitude lines are used
      to locate a site.
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              Heritages
                  Talk with members of your family about your family heritage: its
                    history, traditions and culture.
                  Make a poster that shows the origins of your ancestors. Share it
                    with your den or other group.
                  Draw a family tree showing members of your family for three
    generations.

               Mathematics
                   Do five activities within your home or school that require the use
                     of mathematics. Explain to your den how you used everyday math.
                   Keep track of the money you earn and spend for three weeks.
                   Measure five items using both metric and non-metric measures.
    Find out about the history of the metric system of measurement.


              Music
                 Explain why music is an important part of our culture.
                 Pick a song with at least two verses and learn it by heart.
                 Listen to four different types of music, either recorded or live.



              Science
                  Explain the scientific method to your adult partner.
                  Use the scientific method in a simple science project. Explain the
                    results to an adult.
                  Visit a museum, a laboratory, an observatory, a zoo, an aquarium
                    or other facility that employs scientists. Talk to a scientist about his
    or her work.

               Weather
                  Make a poster that shows and explains the water cycle.
                  Set up a simple weather station to record rainfall, temperature, air
                    pressure or evaporation for one week.
                  Watch the weather forecast on a local television station.


                Wildlife Conservation
                    Explain what natural resources are and why it's important to
                       protect and conserve them.
                    Make a poster that shows and explains the food chain. Describe
                       to your den what happens if the food chain becomes broken or
                       damaged.
   Learn about an endangered species. Make a report to your den that includes a
    picture, how the species came to be endangered and what is being done to save it.
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Sports Beltloops
The Archery and BB-Gun shooting belt loops must be earned under BSA range-certified
supervision. The BB-Gun shooting loop must be earned at a BSA facility range.

             Archery
                 The Archery belt loop must be earned under BSA range-certified
                  supervision.




             Badminton
                Explain the rules of badminton to your leader or adult partner.
                Spend at least 30 minutes practicing badminton skills.
                Participate in a badminton game.



            BB-Gun
               The BB-Gun shooting belt loop must be earned at a BSA facility
                 range under BSA range-certified supervision.




            Baseball
               Explain the rules of baseball to your leader or adult partner.
               Spend at least 30 minutes practicing baseball skills.
               Participate in a baseball game.



            Basketball
               Explain the rules of basketball to your leader or adult partner.
               Spend at least 30 minutes practicing basketball skills.
               Participate in a basketball game.



             Bicycling
                 Explain the rules of safe bicycling to your leader or adult partner.
                 Demonstrate the correct fit of a bicycle helmet.
                 Show how to ride a bike safely, using all hand signals and
                   following all safety and traffic rules. Ride for at least half an hour
                   with an adult partner, your family or your den.

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          Bowling
             Explain to your leader or adult partner the rules of courtesy and
               safety for bowling.
             Show how to pick out a ball of proper weight and with finger holes
               that fit your hand.
             Play a complete game with your family or den.


           Fishing
               Review your local fishing regulations with your leader or adult
                 partner. Explain why they are important, and commit to following
                 them.
               Demonstrate how to properly bait a hook.
               Try to catch a fish.


           Golf
              Explain the rules of golf to your leader or adult partner. Explain the
                need for caution concerning golf clubs and golf balls.
              Spend at least 30 minutes practicing golfing skills.
              Participate in a round of golf (nine holes).


          Gymnastics
             Explain the six events of men's gymnastics: floor exercise, pommel
              horse, still rings, vaulting/side horse, parallel bars and horizontal
              bar.
             Participate in three of the six events using the proper equipment.
             Explain the safety rules you should follow to learn gymnastics.


           Marbles
              Explain the rules of Ringer or another marble game to your leader
                or adult partner.
              Spend at least 30 minutes practicing skills to playa the game of
                Ringer or another marble game.
              Participate in a marbles game.


            Physical Fitness
                 Give a short report to your den or family on the dangers of drugs
                   and alcohol.
                 Practice finding your pulse and counting your heartbeats per
                   minute. Determine your target heart rate.
                 Practice five physical fitness skills regularly. Improve performance
in each skill over a month. Skills could include pull-ups, curl-ups, the standing long
jump, the 50-yard dash and the softball throw.
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          Skating
               Explain ways to protect yourself while skating and the need for
                 proper safety equipment.
               Spend at least 30 minutes practicing skating skills.
               Go skating with a family member or your den for a total of at least
three hours. Chart your time.


          Skiing
              Explain the conditioning, clothing, equipment and planning needed
                for a ski activity.
              Be able to explain safety and courtesy codes for a downhill or
                cross-country ski trip.
              Go skiing. Demonstrate how to stop and turn.


          Soccer
             Explain the rules of soccer to your leader or adult partner.
             Spend at least 30 minutes practicing soccer skills.
             Participate in a soccer game.



          Softball
              Explain the rules of softball to your leader or adult partner.
              Spend at least 30 minutes practicing softball skills.
              Participate in a softball game.



          Swimming
             Explain basic rules of safety for swimming. Emphasize the buddy
              system.
             Pass the beginner swim level test.
             Demonstrate the ability to float on your back.



          Table Tennis
             Explain the rules of table tennis to your leader or adult partner.
             Spend at least 30 minutes practicing table tennis skills.
             Participate in a table tennis game.




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                Tennis
                   Explain the rules of tennis to your leader or adult partner.
                   Spend at least 30 minutes practicing tennis skills.
                   Participate in a tennis game.



                 Ultimate
                     Explain the rules of ultimate to your leader or adult partner.
                     Spend at least 30 minutes practicing ultimate skills.
                     Participate in a ultimate game.



                 Volleyball
                     Explain the rules of volleyball to your leader or adult partner.
                     Spend at least 30 minutes practicing skills to play the sport of
                       volleyball.
                     Participate in a volleyball game.



Academic and Sports Pins
The Academic and Sports Pins are additional awards that a Cub Scout may earn. Every
Academic and Sports Pin requires the completion of the beltloop requirements as well as
five or more additional requirements.

Please contact your Den Leader or Cubmaster for more information about the Academics
and Sports Pins.




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UNIFORMING AND PATCH PLACEMENT
Cub Scout Uniform Patch Placement




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Adult Leader Uniform Patch Placement




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