Cub Scout Communicating

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Belt Loop and Pin
Communicating Academics Belt Loop
Communicating Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)
Cub Scout Communicating is an option for the Webelos Communicator Activity Badge

and helps prepare the Scout for the Boy Scout Communications Merit Badge.

Template:Cub Scout Academics and Sports introduction


Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Tell a story or relate an incident to a group of people, such as your family, den, or members of your class.
  2. Write a letter to a friend or relative.
  3. 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:

  1. Write an original poem or story.
  2. Keep a journal of daily activities for at least seven days.
  3. Listen to a news story on television or the radio. Discuss the information with an adult.
  4. Go to the library. Use the card catalog or computer reference system to find a book, and then check it out.
  5. Read a book that has been approved by your parent or teacher. Discuss the book with an adult.
  6. With a friend, develop a skit. Perform it at a Scout meeting, family meeting, or school event.
  7. Learn the alphabet in sign language. Learn how to sign 10 words.
  8. With an adult, use the Internet to search for information on a topic of interest to you.
  9. Watch three television commercials and discuss the information in them with your parent or den leader.
  10. Read the directions for a new game. Explain to a family member or friend how to play it.
  11. Learn about "reading" materials for people who have poor vision or who are blind.
  12. 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, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #34299)

Help with these requirements

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  1. Earning the Cub Scout Communicating Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 15 of the Webelos Communicator Activity Badge.
  2. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times

Related achievements, electives, or other awards

Wolf Cub Scout
  • Wolf Achievement 10d. could be met by completing Cub Scout Communicating Pin requirement 5
Wolf Electives
  • Wolf Elective 1c. could be met while completing Cub Scout Communicating Pin requirement 7
Bear Cub Scout
  • Bear Achievement 4c. could be met by completing Cub Scout Communicating Pin requirement 5
  • Bear Achievement 17d. could be met by completing Cub Scout Communicating Pin requirement 8
  • Bear Achievement 18b. could be partially met by completing Cub Scout Communicating Belt Loop requirement 2
Bear Electives
  • Bear Elective 16c. could be met by completing Cub Scout Communicating Pin requirement 5
Webelos Scout
  • Communicator Activity Badge requirement 15 (earn the Cub Scout Communicating Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)

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