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CUB SCOUT ACADEMICS: LANGUAGE & CULTURE

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 LANGUAGE & CULTURE ACADEMICS BELT LOOP

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Talk with someone who grew up in a different country than you did. Find out what it was like and how it is different from your experience.
  2. Learn 10 words that are in a different language than your own.
  3. Play two games that originated in another country or culture.


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LANGUAGE & CULTURE ACADEMICS PIN

Earn the Language & Culture belt loop, and complete seven of the following requirements:

  1. Earn the BSA Interpreter Strip.
  2. Write the numbers 1-10 in Chinese or another number system other than the one we normally use (we use the Arabic system).
  3. Visit an embassy, consulate, or charge d'affairs for another country.
  4. Make a display of stamps or postcards of another country. Explain the importance or symbolism of the things depicted to that country's culture.
  5. Learn 30 words in a language other than your own.
  6. Learn a song in another country's language.
  7. Say five words in American Sign Language. One of these words could be your first name.
  8. Visit a restaurant that specializes in recipes from another country.
  9. Watch a TV show or movie in a foreign language. Tell how easy or difficult it was to understand what was happening.
  10. Interview an interpreter. Find out what his or her job is like.
  11. Make a list of 30 things around your home that were made in another country.
  12. Read a book or story about an immigrant to the United States.

If the Scout's native language is not English, then English may be used to satisfy the appropriate requirements.



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.


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