Cub Scout Citizenship

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Belt Loop and Pin
Citizenship Academics Belt Loop
Citizenship Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)

The Cub Scout Citizenship 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.


Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

1. Develop a list of jobs you can do around the home. Chart your progress for one week.
2. Make a poster showing things that you can do to be a good citizen.
3. Participate in a family, den, or school service project.

Academics Pin Requirements

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

1. Interview someone who has become a naturalized citizen. Give a report of your interview to your den or family.
2. Write a letter to your newspaper about an issue that concerns you.
3. Create a collage about America.
4. Conduct a home safety or energy audit and inspect your home. Talk with your parent or adult partner about correcting any problems you find.
5. Visit your local site of government. Interview someone who is involved with the governmental process.
6. Visit a court room and talk with someone who works there.
7. Go to the polls with your parents when they vote. Talk to them about their choices.
8. Take part in a parade with your den or pack.
9. List ways you can recycle various materials and conserve and protect the environment.
10. Attend a community event or visit a landmark in your community.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2015 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 620714)


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

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