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)
Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete these requirements in a Family, Den, Pack, school, or community setting.

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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)


Notes

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

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