Cub Scout Disabilities Awareness

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Cub Scout Disabilities Awareness Belt Loop & Pin resources include the Cub Scout Disabilities Awareness Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
with cross-references for related Cub Scout Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos requirements.
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Good Disability Awareness
Belt Loop and Pin
Good Disability Awareness Academics Belt Loop
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Good Disability Awareness Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)

The Cub Scout Disabilities Awareness 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 Disabilities Awareness requirements

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Visit with a friend, family member, classmate, or other person with disabilities. Find out what this persons enjoys and what this person finds difficult.
  2. Attend a disabilities event such as an Easter Seals event, Special Olympics, a performance with sign language interpretation, an activity with Guiding Eyes dogs, or a wheelchair race. Tell your adult leader what you thought about the experience.
  3. Make a display about one or more disabilities. It can include physical, learning, or mental challenges. Share the display at a pack meeting.

Academics Pin Requirements

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

  1. People with disabilities move around in different ways such as crutches, scooters, and wheelchairs. Explain the differences. With an adult’s supervision and permission, try to safely use one.
  2. Using sign language, demonstrate the Cub Scout Promise and motto.
  3. Read a book about a person with a disability.
  4. Explain how your school helps students with disabilities (elevators, ramps, small classes, special tools and equipment, specialized teachers).
  5. Describe one of the following and its purpose: occupational therapy, speech therapy, or physical therapy. Visit with a person who works in one of these fields and learn about his or her position.
  6. Read about a famous person who has been physically or mentally challenged. Report what you learned to your den or family.
  7. For two one-hour periods, and with adult supervision, go about your normal routine doing chores, watching television, studying, etc. Change your abilities by using one of these experiences, then share what you learned with your den.
    • Hearing impairment—Muffle your ears with earmuffs or bandages.
    • Sight impairment—Blindfold one or both eyes.
    • Physical impairment—Bind an arm or leg so that it cannot be used.
    • Speaking impairment—Cover your mouth or do not speak.
    • Choose an impairment of your own that is approved by an adult.
  8. Look at a catalog and find three items that could help a person with disabilities in their daily life. Explain how each item would help the individual.
  9. Volunteer and help someone with disabilities in school, sports or another supervised activity.
  10. Visit a nursing home or elderly person and help someone with a meal.
  11. Talk to someone who works with people who have disabilities. Ask what the person’s position is like and how he or she helps people with disabilities.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2010 Edition (BSA Supply No. 34299)

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Notes

  1. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times


Requirement resources

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Cub Scout Disabilities Awareness 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 Disabilities Awareness requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.


Related awards

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal


External links

Personal tools
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