Cub Scout Geology

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Cub Scout Geology has been discontinued. (See Discontinued awards.)
Geology
Belt Loop and Pin
Geology Academics Belt Loop
Image:a-Geology.gif
Geology Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)

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Cub Scout Geology requirements

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain to your den or an adult family member what geology means.
  2. Collect samples of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Explain how each was formed.
  3. Collect samples of three minerals. Explain to your family or den what a mineral is and show and tell about the minerals you collected.

Academics Pin Requirements

Earn the Geology belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Make a plaster cast of a fossil.
  2. Make a special collection of rocks and minerals that illustrates the hardness scale.
  3. Give examples of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks.
  4. Gather several different types of rocks. Compare them and put them in groups according to physical properties such as color, texture, luster, hardness, or crystals.
  5. Describe the effects of wind, water, and ice on the landscape.
  6. Make "pet rocks" using rocks, paint, and glue-on eyes. Tell a creative story about your pet rocks.
  7. Draw a diagram showing different types of volcanoes or draw a diagram that labels the different parts of a volcano.
  8. Make a crystal garden.
  9. Make a collection of five different fossils and identify them to the best of your ability.
  10. Make a poster or display showing 10 everyday products that contain or use rocks or minerals.
  11. Visit a mine, oil or gas field, gravel pit, stone quarry, or similar area of special interest related to geology.
  12. Visit with a geologist. Find out how he or she prepared for the job. Discuss other careers related to geology.
  13. Draw the inside of a cave showing the difference between stalactites and stalagmites.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2015 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #620714)

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Notes

  1. Earning the Cub Scout Geology Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 9 of the Webelos Geologist Activity Badge.


Requirement resources

Belt Loop Requirements

1. Geology
2. The three classes of rocks
3. Rock

Mineral Origin & Chemical Composition and identification properties


Pin Requirements

1. What is a Fossil? - How to make a fossil cast: From hometraining.com - from eHow
2. Scale of hardness with examples and photos
3. The three classes of rocks - Rock
4. Mineral Origin & Chemical Composition and identification properties
5. Wikipedia with many photos
7. Wikipedia Diagram: Volcano
8. How to Make a Crystal Garden - eHom Instructions
9. Fossil Facts - USGS Fossils - How Fossils are Formed - Chart of geological eras of fossils - Fossil
10. Resources that can be extracted or mined - Common Minerals and Their Uses - Geologic materials used in building materials - Common Minerals and Their Uses - Minerals.Net Mineral Resources - WebMineral.Com - Resources that can be extracted or mined - Iron Refining - Oil Refining - Diamonds - Gold - Coal
12. Careers in Geology: Geology Careers - Geoscience Careers - Careers in Geology - Careers in Geology
13. Wikipedia: Lots of great photos of Caves - Cave Diagram with Stalactites and Stalagmites


Related awards

Tiger Cub Scout
Tiger Cub Electives
  • Tiger Elective 2. Make pet rocks to use as decorations for Cub Scout Geography Pin requirement #6.
  • Tiger Elective 16. Make and show a rock collection for Cub Scout Geography Pin requirement #4 or fossils for Pin #9.
Wolf Cub Scout
  • Wolf Achievement 6b. could be partially met by Cub Scout Geology Belt Loop requirement 2
Bear Cub Scout
Bear Electives
  • Bear Elective 12f. could be met while completing Cub Scout Geology Pin requirement 2, 3, or 4
  • Bear Elective 15a. could be met by completing Cub Scout Geology Pin requirement 11
Webelos Scout
  • Geologist Activity Badge requirement 9. (earn the Cub Scout Geology Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program
  • Cub Scout Collecting Belt Loop requirement 1. could be partially met while completing Cub Scout Geology Belt Loop requirement 2 or Cub Scout Geology Pin requirements 4 or 9
  • Cub Scout Science Pin requirement 7 is similar to Cub Scout Geology Belt Loop requirement 1 and Cub Scout Geology Pin requirement 3
Ecology-related awards
Science-related awards

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal


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