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Cub Scout Science Belt Loop & Pin resources include the Cub Scout Science Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
with cross-references for related Cub Scout Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos requirements.
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The Cub Scout Science Belt Loop is an option for the Webelos Scientist activity badge.
The Cub Scout Science belt loop and pin help prepare Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Engineer merit badge.

Belt Loop and Pin
Science Academics Belt Loop
Science Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)

The Cub Scout Science 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.


Cub Scout Science requirements

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the scientific method to your adult partner.
  2. Use the scientific method in a simple science project. Explain the results to an adult.
  3. Visit a museum, a laboratory, an observatory, a zoo, an aquarium, or other facility that employs scientists. Talk to a scientist about his or her work.

Academics Pin Requirements

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

  1. Make a simple electric motor that works.
  2. Find a stream or other area that shows signs of erosion. Try to discover the cause of the erosion.
  3. Plant seeds. Grow a flower, garden vegetable, or other plant.
  4. Use these simple machines to accomplish tasks: lever, pulley, wheel-and-axle, wedge, inclined plane, and screw.
  5. Learn about solids, liquids, and gases using just water. Freeze water until it turns into ice. Then, with an adult heat the ice until it turns back into a liquid and eventually boils and becomes a gas.
  6. Build models of two atoms and two molecules, using plastic foam balls or other objects.
  7. Make a collection of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks and label them.
  8. Learn about a creature that lives in the ocean. Share what you have learned with your den or family.
  9. Label a drawing or diagram of the bones of the human skeleton.
  10. Make a model or poster of the solar system. Label the planets and the sun.
  11. Do a scientific experiment in front of an audience. Explain your results.
  12. Read a book about a science subject that interests you.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2015 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 620714)

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  1. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times
  1. Earning the Cub Scout Science Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 4 of the Webelos Scientist Activity Badge.

Requirement resources

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

Related awards

Tiger Cub Scout
Tiger Cub Electives
  • Tiger Elective 14. Read a book or story about a science subject for Cub Scout Science Pin requirement #12.
  • Tiger Elective 30. Plant a seeds from something you have eaten for Cub Scout Science Pin requirement #3.
  • Tiger Elective 42. Visit a zoo for Cub Scout Science Belt Loop requirement #3
Wolf Cub Scout
Wolf Electives
  • Elective 6b. could be met by completing Cub Scout Science Pin requirement 12
  • Elective 8b. Help an adult do a job using a wheel and axle. (such as a wheel barrow) - See Cub Scout Science Pin requirement #4
  • Elective 12f. could be met by completing Cub Scout Science Pin requirement 10
  • Elective 15a, 15b, 15c, or 15d. could be met by completing Cub Scout Science Pin requirement 3
Bear Cub Scout
Bear Electives
  • Elective 4d. could be met while completing Cub Scout Science Pin requirement 1
Webelos Scout
  • Scientist Activity Badge requirement 4. (earn the Cub Scout Science Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program

Science Awards

Science-related awards

Profession Awards

Profession-related awards

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal

External links

Personal tools