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CUB SCOUT ACADEMICS: HERITAGES

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 HERITAGES ACADEMICS BELT LOOP

Complete these three requirements:
  1. Talk with members of your family about your family heritage: its history, traditions, and culture.
  2. Make a poster that shows the origins of your ancestors. Share it with your den or other group.
  3. Draw a family tree showing members of your family for three generations.


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HERITAGES ACADEMICS PIN

Earn the Heritages belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Participate in a pack heritage celebration in which Cub Scouts give presentations about their family heritage.
  2. Attend a family reunion.
  3. Correspond with a pen pal from another country. Find out how his or her heritage is different from yours.
  4. Learn 20 words in a language other than your native language.
  5. Interview a grandparent or other family elder about what it was like when he or she was growing up.
  6. Work with a parent or adult partner to organize family photographs in a photo album.
  7. Visit a genealogy library and talk with the librarian about how to trace family records.
    Variation: Access a genealogy Web site and learn how to use it to find out information about ancestors.
  8. Make an article of clothing, a toy, or a tool that your ancestors used. Show it to your den.
  9. Help your parent or adult partner prepare one of your family's traditional food dishes.
  10. Learn about the origin of your first, middle, or last name.



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 HERITAGES RESOURCES FOR KIDS

  • Maryland's African-American Heritage - ThinkQuest site that explores the African-American experience in Maryland through biographies, quotes, and a time line.
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage - the mission of this New York City museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the 20th century Jewish experience before, during, and after the Holocaust.
  • Genealogical Resources on the WWW- from the Minnesota Historical Society, this is an excellent collection of resources for cubs to use in tracking their roots!
  • The WorldGenWeb project This project hopes to achieve on an international scale what the USGenWeb project aiming for in the United States. In this scheme, the world is hierarchically organized first by region fifteen total), then by country, then by individual provinces, states, or counties. Presently, more than fifty per cent of the world's nations have volunteer hosts working under a regional coordinator.
 

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