Cub Scout Astronomy
|The Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop is an option for the Webelos Scientist activity badge.|
|The Cub Scout Astronomy belt loop and pin help prepare Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Astronomy merit badge.|
Belt Loop and Pin
Astronomy Academics Belt Loop
The Cub Scout Astronomy belt loop and pin are a part of the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts may earn this award in a Family, Den, Pack, school, or community setting. Tiger Cubs must be always accompanied by their Adult partner.
- Earning the Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 8 of the Webelos Scholar Activity Badge.
| A FREE workbook for Cub Scout Astronomy is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
|meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of|
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
- Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop
1. Binoculars basics - Telescope types and instruments – Telescopes & Types - Astronomy for kids
2. Planet location and visibility by month - Solar System with planet links - Details on the planets
3. Astronomy for Kids Glossary - Eclipses, moon phases, Milky Way, etc. - Caltech Space Glossary - Big Dipper - Milky Way - Moon phases, surface, moon phase video, etc. - Sun
- Cub Scout Astronomy Pin
1. How a telescope works
2. Constellations – Zodiac Constellations - Constellation Chart for any date, time, and location
3. How to use a telescope
4. How to find the north star.
5. Career opportunities in astronomy - Careers in Astronomy
6. Planetarium – Astronomical Observatory
7. Kinds of Stars - Life cycles of a star
8. Early space missions
9. Find a current event about a recent happening related to space. Tell your den or family about this event.
10. All about the moon
11. Famous astronomers
12. See #6 above. See the Cub Scout Astronomy Workbook for a US map to use.
- Tiger Cub Scout
- Tiger Cub Electives
- Tiger Cub Elective 14 could be met by completing Cub Scout Astronomy Pin requirement 8 or 9
- Wolf Achievement 10f. could be met while completing Cub Scout Astronomy Pin Requirement 6
- Wolf Electives
- Wolf Elective 6b. could be met while completing Cub Scout Astronomy Pin Requirements 8 or 11
- Wolf Elective 12f. could be met while completing Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop Requirement 2 or Cub Scout Astronomy Pin requirements 1, 7, or 10
- Bear Cub Scout
- Bear Electives
- Bear Elective 1a. could be met while completing Cub Scout Astronomy Pin requirement 2
- Bear Elective 1c. could be met by completing Cub Scout Astronomy Pin requirement 6
- Bear Elective 9a. could be met while completing Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop Requirement 2 or Cub Scout Astronomy Pin requirements 1, 7, or 10
- Scientist Activity Badge requirement 4 (earn the Astronomy Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)
- Artist Activity Badge requirements 7, 8, or 9
- Cub Scout Science Pin requirement 10 is similar to Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop requirement 2
- Science Award Links
- Outdoor Skills Awards
|Cub Scout Leader portal|
|Webelos Den Leader portal|
- How Telescopes Work
- NASA Kids' Club
- Want to work at NASA?
- The Stars @ EnchantedLearning
- Planet Locations
- Night sky
- Details on the planets
- Astronomical League
- Astronomy Watch
- National Optical Astronomy Observatory
- National Radio Astronomy Observatory
- The Planetary Society
- Sky Maps
- Space Telescope Science Institute
- Sky & Telescope