Cub Scout Language and Culture

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Language & Culture
Belt Loop and Pin
Language & Culture Academics Belt Loop
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Language & Culture Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)
The Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop is an option for the Webelos Scholar activity badge.
The Cub Scout Language and Culture belt loop and pin help prepare Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout American Cultures merit badge.


The Cub Scout Language and Culture 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.


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Cub Scout Language and Culture requirements

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Talk with someone who grew up in a different country than you did. Find out what it was like and how it is different from your experience.
  2. Learn 10 words that are in a different language than your own.
  3. Play two games that originated in another country or culture.

Academics Pin Requirements

Earn the Language & Culture belt loop, and complete seven of the following requirements:

  1. Earn the BSA Interpreter Strip.
  2. Write the numbers 1-10 in Chinese or another number system other than the one we normally use (we use the Arabic system).
  3. Visit an embassy, consulate, or charge d'affairs for another country.
  4. Make a display of stamps or postcards of another country. Explain the importance or symbolism of the things depicted to that country's culture.
  5. Learn 30 words in a language other than your own.
  6. Learn a song in another country's language.
  7. Say five words in American Sign Language. One of these words could be your first name.
  8. Visit a restaurant that specializes in recipes from another country.
  9. Watch a TV show or movie in a foreign language. Tell how easy or difficult it was to understand what was happening.
  10. Interview an interpreter. Find out what his or her job is like.
  11. Make a list of 30 things around your home that were made in another country.
  12. Read a book or story about an immigrant to the United States.


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)

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Notes

  1. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times
  1. Earning the Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 6 of the Webelos Scholar Activity Badge.


Requirement resources

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Cub Scout Language and Culture is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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Or click here to print just the Cub Scout Language and Culture requirements.
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Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.


Related awards

Tiger Cub Scout
Tiger Cub Electives
  • Tiger Elevtive 6. Learn & teach a song in another language for Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement #6.
  • Tiger Elective 14. Read a book or story about an immigrant for Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement #12.
Wolf Cub Scout
Wolf Electives
  • Elective 1c. could be met while completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement 7
  • Elective 4f. could be met while completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop requirement 3
  • Elective 22a. could be met by completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop requirement 2 or Pin #5.
  • Elective 22b. could be met by completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop requirement 2 or Pin #5.
Bear Cub Scout
  • Bear Achievement 15b. could be met while completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement 3
  • Bear Achievement 15c. could be met while completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement 3
Webelos Scout
  • Scholar Activity Badge requirement 6. (earn the Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)
  • Communicator Activity Badge requirement 10. Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop requirement 7
Awards
  • Earning the Interpreter Strip fulfills Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement 1


See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal


External links

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