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CUB SCOUT ACADEMICS: CITIZENSHIP

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. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.  


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CITIZENSHIP ACADEMICS BELT LOOP

Complete these three requirements:

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


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CITIZENSHIP ACADEMICS PIN

Earn the Citizenship belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Interview someone who has become a naturalized citizen. Give a report of your interview to your den or family.
  2. Write a letter to your newspaper about an issue that concerns you.
  3. Create a collage about America.
  4. Conduct a home safety or energy audit and inspect your home. Talk with your parent or adult partner about correcting any problems you find.
  5. Visit your local site of government. Interview someone who is involved with the governmental process.
  6. Visit a court room and talk with someone who works there.
  7. Go to the polls with your parents when they vote. Talk to them about their choices.
  8. Take part in a parade with your den or pack.
  9. List ways you can recycle various materials and conserve and protect the environment.
  10. Attend a community event or visit a landmark in your community.



GENERAL ACADEMICS REQUIREMENTS

Following are the requirements for earning the Academics belts loops and pins.

Remember:

  • Belt loops and pins are earned only by Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts (not adults).
  • Requirements may be adjusted to accommodate the special needs of boys with disabilities.
  • Webelos Scouts may earn a belt loop or pin 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. Packs should have a clear policy in place about whether the pack or the boy's family is responsible for the cost of awards earned more than once.


CUB-SAFE CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES FOR KIDS

  • Kids Next Door - Where kids can learn more about being good citizens. From the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
 

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