Cub Scout Chess

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'''1'''. Demonstrate basic opening principles - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_opening Chess opening]<br>
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'''1'''. Demonstrate basic opening principles - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_opening Chess Opening] - [http://www.chesscentral.com/Chess_Strategy_a/201.htm Chess Strategy for Chess Openings and Chess Principles]<br>
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'''2'''. Visit a chess tournament. - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_tournament Chess Tournament]<br>
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'''2'''. Visit a chess tournament. - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_tournament Chess Tournament] - [http://main.uschess.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=199 USCF Tournament Announcements]<br>
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'''3'''. Participate in a chess tournament. - [http://www.nscfchess.org/new/index.html National Scholastic Chess Foundation]<br>
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'''3'''. Participate in a chess tournament. - [http://www.nscfchess.org/new/index.html National Scholastic Chess Foundation] - [http://www.kidchess.com/ Kid Chess]<br>
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'''4'''. Solve a pre-specified chess problem. - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_problem Chess Problem] - [http://www.kidchess.com/ Kid Chess]<br>
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'''4'''. Solve a pre-specified chess problem. - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_problem Chess Problem] - [http://www.chessproblems.com/ ChessProblems]<br>
'''5'''. Play five games of chess.<br>
'''5'''. Play five games of chess.<br>
'''6'''. Play chess games via computer or on the Internet. - [http://www.freechess.org/ Free Internet Chess Server] - [http://www.chessmaniac.com/ Chess Maniac]<br>
'''6'''. Play chess games via computer or on the Internet. - [http://www.freechess.org/ Free Internet Chess Server] - [http://www.chessmaniac.com/ Chess Maniac]<br>
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'''7'''. Read about a famous chess player. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_player List of Chess Players] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Kasparov Garry Kasparov] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_James_Fischer Bobby Fischer] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Ra%C3%BAl_Capablanca Jose Raul Capablanca] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_Nimzowitsch Aron Nimzowitsch]<br>
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'''7'''. Read about a famous chess player. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_player List of Chess Players] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Kasparov Garry Kasparov] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viswanathan_Anand Viswanathan Anand] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_James_Fischer Bobby Fischer] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Ra%C3%BAl_Capablanca Jose Raul Capablanca] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_Nimzowitsch Aron Nimzowitsch]<br>
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'''8'''. Describe U.S. Chess Federation ratings for chess players. - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_rating_systems Chess rating Systems]<br>
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'''8'''. Describe U.S. Chess Federation ratings for chess players. - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_rating_systems Chess Rating Systems] - [http://main.uschess.org/content/view/7875/400/ USCF Rating Estimator]<br>
'''9'''. Write chess notation. - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_notation Chess Notation] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebraic_chess_notation Algebraic Chess Notation]<br>
'''9'''. Write chess notation. - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_notation Chess Notation] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebraic_chess_notation Algebraic Chess Notation]<br>
'''10'''. History of chess. - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_history History of Chess]<br>
'''10'''. History of chess. - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_history History of Chess]<br>

Current revision

Cub Scout Chess Belt Loop & Pin resources include the Cub Scout Chess Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
with cross-references for related Cub Scout Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos requirements.
Cub Scout Chess is great for a Game Nightt!   Prev  -  Next 

The Cub Scout Chess Belt Loop is an option for the Webelos Scholar activity badge.


Chess
Belt Loop and Pin
Chess Academics Belt Loop
Image:a-Chess.gif
Chess Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)

The Cub Scout Chess 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.


Contents



Cub Scout Chess requirements

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Identify the chess pieces and set up a chess board for play.
  2. Demonstrate the moves of each chess piece to your den leader or adult partner.
  3. Play a game of chess.

Academics Pin Requirements

Earn the Chess belt loop, and complete 5 of the following requirements:

  1. Demonstrate basic opening principles (such as development of pieces, control center, castle, don't bring queen out too early, don't move same piece twice).
  2. Visit a chess tournament and tell your den about it.
  3. Participate in a pack, school, or community chess tournament.
  4. Solve a pre-specified chess problem (e.g., "White to move and mate in three") given to you by your adult partner.
  5. Play five games of chess.
  6. Play 10 chess games via computer or on the Internet.
  7. Read about a famous chess player.
  8. Describe U.S. Chess Federation ratings for chess players.
  9. Learn to write chess notation and record a game with another Scout.
  10. Present a report about the history of chess to your den or family.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply No. 34299)

The text of these requirements is locked and can only be edited
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Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


Notes

  1. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times
  1. Earning the Cub Scout Chess Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 8 of the Webelos Scholar Activity Badge.


Requirement resources

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Cub Scout Chess is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Cub Scout Chess requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.

Belt Loop Requirements
1. Identify the chess pieces and set up a chess board for play. - Chess Pieces - Castling - Pawn capture En Passant
2. Demonstrate the moves of each chess piece.
3. Play a game of chess.

Academics Pin Requirements
1. Demonstrate basic opening principles - Chess Opening - Chess Strategy for Chess Openings and Chess Principles
2. Visit a chess tournament. - Chess Tournament - USCF Tournament Announcements
3. Participate in a chess tournament. - National Scholastic Chess Foundation - Kid Chess
4. Solve a pre-specified chess problem. - Chess Problem - ChessProblems
5. Play five games of chess.
6. Play chess games via computer or on the Internet. - Free Internet Chess Server - Chess Maniac
7. Read about a famous chess player. List of Chess Players - Garry Kasparov - Viswanathan Anand - Bobby Fischer - Jose Raul Capablanca - Aron Nimzowitsch
8. Describe U.S. Chess Federation ratings for chess players. - Chess Rating Systems - USCF Rating Estimator
9. Write chess notation. - Chess Notation - Algebraic Chess Notation
10. History of chess. - History of Chess

Related awards

Wolf Cub Scout
  • Achievement 10g could be met by completing Cub Scout Chess Belt Loop requirement 3 or Cub Scout Chess Pin requirement 5
Bear Cub Scout
  • Achievements 15b. and 15c. could be met by completing Cub Scout Chess Belt Loop requirement 3 or Cub Scout Chess Pin requirement 5
Webelos Scout
  • Scholar Activity Badge requirement 8 (earn the Cub Scout Chess Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)


Hobby Awards
Hobby-related awards

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal


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