Cub Scout Geography

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Geography
Belt Loop and Pin
Geography Academics Belt Loop
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Geography Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)
The Cub Scout Geography Belt Loop is an option for the Webelos Traveler activity badge.

The Cub Scout Geography 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

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Draw a map of your neighborhood. Show natural and manmade features. Include a key or legend of map symbols.
  2. Learn about the physical geography of your community. Identify the major landforms within 100 miles. Discuss with an adult what you learned.
  3. Use a world globe or map to locate the continents, the oceans, the equator, and the northern and southern hemispheres. Learn how longitude and latitude lines are used to locate a site.

Academics Pin Requirements

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

  1. Make a three-dimensional model of an imaginary place. Include five different landforms, such as mountains, valleys, lakes, deltas, rivers, buttes, plateaus, basins, and plains.
  2. List 10 cities around the world. Calculate the time it is in each city when it is noon in your town.
  3. Find the company's location on the wrapper or label of 10 products used in your home, such as food, clothing, toys, and appliances. Use a world map or atlas to find each location.
  4. On a map, trace the routes of some famous explorers. Show the map to your den or family.
  5. On a United States or world map, mark where your family members and ancestors were born.
  6. Keep a map record of the travels of your favorite professional sports team for one month.
  7. Read a book (fiction or nonfiction) in which geography plays an important part.
  8. Take part in a geography bee or fair in your pack, school, or community.
  9. Choose a country in the world and make a travel poster for it.
  10. Play a geography-based board game or computer game. Tell an adult some facts you learned about a place that was part of the game.
  11. Draw or make a map of your state. Include rivers, mountain ranges, state parks, and cities. Include a key or legend of map symbols.


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)


Help with these requirements

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

Notes

  1. Earning the Cub Scout Geography Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 12 of the Webelos Traveler Activity Badge.
  2. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times


Related achievements, electives, or other awards

Tiger Cub Scout
  • 2F "Look at a map of your community with your adult partner." Could be met while completing Cub Scout Geography Belt Loop requirement 2
Bear Cub Scout
Bear Electives
  • Elective 23d. could be partially met while completing Cub Scout Geography Belt Loop requirement 1
Webelos Scout
  • Traveler Activity Badge requirement 12. (earn the Cub Scout Geography Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program

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