Cub Scout Communicating
Belt Loop and Pin
Communicating Academics Belt Loop
The Cub Scout Communicating 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:
- Tell a story or relate an incident to a group of people, such as your family, den, or members of your class.
- Write a letter to a friend or relative.
- Make a poster about something that interests you. Explain the poster to your den.
Academics Pin Requirements
Earn the Communicating belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
- Write an original poem or story.
- Keep a journal of daily activities for at least seven days.
- Listen to a news story on television or the radio. Discuss the information with an adult.
- Go to the library. Use the card catalog or computer reference system to find a book, and then check it out.
- Read a book that has been approved by your parent or teacher. Discuss the book with an adult.
- With a friend, develop a skit. Perform it at a Scout meeting, family meeting, or school event.
- Learn the alphabet in sign language. Learn how to sign 10 words.
- With an adult, use the Internet to search for information on a topic of interest to you.
- Watch three television commercials and discuss the information in them with your parent or den leader.
- Read the directions for a new game. Explain to a family member or friend how to play it.
- Learn about "reading" materials for people who have poor vision or who are blind.
- While traveling, make a list of road signs, animals, or license plates that you see.
| 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)
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- Earning the Cub Scout Communicating Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 15 of the Webelos Communicator Activity Badge.
- Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times
Related achievements, electives, or other awards
- Achievement 10d. could be met by completing Pin requirement 5
- Wolf Electives
- Elective 1c. could be met while completing Pin requirement 7
- Achievement 4c. could be met by completing Pin requirement 5
- Achievement 17d. could be met by completing Pin requirement 8
- Achievement 18b. could be partially met by completing Belt Loop requirement 2
- Bear Electives
- Elective 16c. could be met by completing Pin requirement 5
- Communicator Activity Badge requirement 15 (earn the Communicating Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)