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==Belt Loop Requirements==
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Complete these three requirements:
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# Make a poster that shows and explains the water cycle.
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# Set up a simple weather station to record rainfall, temperature, air pressure, or evaporation for one week.
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# Watch the weather forecast on a local television station.
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==Academics Pin Requirements==
 
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Earn the Weather belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
 
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# Define the following terms: weather, humidity, precipitation, temperature, and wind.
 
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# Explain how clouds are made. Describe the different kinds of clouds-stratus, cumulus, cumulonimbus, and cirrus-and what kind of weather can be associated with these cloud types.
 
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# Describe the climate in your state. Compare its climate with that in another state.
 
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# Describe a potentially dangerous weather condition in your community. Discuss safety precautions and procedures for dealing with this condition.
 
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# Define what is meant by acid rain. Explain the greenhouse effect.
 
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# Talk to a meteorologist about his or her job. Learn about careers in meteorology.
 
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# Make a weather map of your state or country, using several weather symbols.
 
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# Explain the differences between tornadoes and hurricanes.
 
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# Make a simple weather vane. Make a list of other weather instruments and describe what they do.
 
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# Explain how weather can affect agriculture and the growing of food.
 
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# Make a report to your den or family on a book about weather.
 
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# Explain how rainbows are formed and then draw and color a rainbow.
 
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# Earning the {{PAGENAME}} Belt Loop ''while a Webelos Scout'' is requirement 13 of the Webelos [[Scientist]] Activity Badge.
# Earning the {{PAGENAME}} Belt Loop ''while a Webelos Scout'' is requirement 13 of the Webelos [[Scientist]] Activity Badge.
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'''All. [[Media:A_Concise_Guide_for_the_Cub_Scout_Weather_Belt_Loop_and_Academic_Pin.pdf|A Concise Study Guide for the Cub Scout Weather Belt Loop and Academic Pin]] {{PDF}} &mdash; Jay R. Stockton (Senior Forecaster, [http://www.nws.noaa.gov National Weather Service])'''
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;Belt Loop Requirements
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Complete these three requirements:
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'''1.''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_cycle Wikipedia: Water cycle]<br>
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'''2.''' The Weather Log you need is included in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Worksheet]].<br>
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'''3.''' [http://www.accuweather.com/ AccuWeather]
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'''1.''' [http://www.theweatherchannelkids.com/weather_ed/weather_encyclopedia/ The Weather.com Encyclopedia] - [http://www.weatherwizkids.com/ Weather Wiz Kids]<br>
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'''2.''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Natural_phenomena/Weather Weather Photos]<br>
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'''3.''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_the_United_States State Climates]<br>
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'''4.''' [http://www.weather.gov/safety.php Weather Safety] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderstorm Thunderstorm] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado Tornado] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cyclone Wikipedia: Hurricane] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blizzard Wikipedia: Blizzard] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog Wikipedia: Fog] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow Snow] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_storm Ice storm]<br>
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'''5.''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_rain Wikipedia: Acid rain] <br>
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'''6.''' [http://www.legislative.noaa.gov/NIYS0107/noaainyourstate.html NOAA In Your State] - [http://www.weather.gov/organization.php Weather Forecast Offices] - [http://www.ncep.noaa.gov/ National Weather Centers] - [http://www.weather.gov/careers.php Careers at NOAA] - [http://www.nwas.org/links/career_info.php Weather Careers] - [http://www.ametsoc.org/atmoscareers/index.html Career Guide]<br>
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'''7'''. The blank US map you need is in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Workbook]]<br>
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:[http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ NOAA Weather Service] - [http://www.accuweather.com/ AccuWeather]<br>
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'''8.''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado Tornado] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cyclone Wikipedia: Hurricane]<br>
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'''9.''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_instrument Wikipedia: Weather Instruments]<br>
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*5F. Go outside and watch the weather.
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* [http://www.fi.edu/weather/todo/todo.html Make Your Own Weather Station]
* [http://www.fi.edu/weather/todo/todo.html Make Your Own Weather Station]
* [http://www.josepino.com/other_projects/index.php?howto_thermometer.jpc How to make a Thermomether]
* [http://www.josepino.com/other_projects/index.php?howto_thermometer.jpc How to make a Thermomether]
* [http://www.josepino.com/other_projects/index.php?howto_barometer.jpc How To Make a Barometer]
* [http://www.josepino.com/other_projects/index.php?howto_barometer.jpc How To Make a Barometer]
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*[http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS American Meteorological Soc.]
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*[http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html Climatic Data Center]
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*[http://www.nationalgeographic.com Nat. Geographic Soc.]
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*[http://www.noaa.gov Nat. Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin]
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*[http://www.ametsoc.org/atmoscareers/index.html Career Guide]
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*[http://earthwatch.com Earth Watch Weather on Demand]
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*[http://www.lightning.org Lightning Protection Institute]
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*[http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/satmet Satellite Meteorology for Grades 7-12]
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*[http://www.ucar.edu The National Center for Atmospheric Research and the UCAR Office of Programs]

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Cub Scout Weather Belt Loop & Pin resources include the Cub Scout Weather Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
with cross-references for related Cub Scout Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos requirements.
Cub Scout Weather is fun to do at home!   Prev  -  Next 

The Cub Scout Weather Belt Loop is an option for the Webelos Scientist activity badge.
The Cub Scout Weather belt loop and pin help prepare Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Weather merit badge.


Weather
Belt Loop and Pin
Weather Academics Belt Loop
Image:a-Weather.gif
Weather Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)

The Cub Scout Weather 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 Weather requirements

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Make a poster that shows and explains the water cycle.
  2. Set up a simple weather station to record rainfall, temperature, air pressure, or evaporation for one week.
  3. Watch the weather forecast on a local television station.

Academics Pin Requirements

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

  1. Define the following terms: weather, humidity, precipitation, temperature, and wind.
  2. Explain how clouds are made. Describe the different kinds of clouds-stratus, cumulus, cumulonimbus, and cirrus-and what kind of weather can be associated with these cloud types.
  3. Describe the climate in your state. Compare its climate with that in another state.
  4. Describe a potentially dangerous weather condition in your community. Discuss safety precautions and procedures for dealing with this condition.
  5. Define what is meant by acid rain. Explain the greenhouse effect.
  6. Talk to a meteorologist about his or her job. Learn about careers in meteorology.
  7. Make a weather map of your state or country, using several weather symbols.
  8. Explain the differences between tornadoes and hurricanes.
  9. Make a simple weather vane. Make a list of other weather instruments and describe what they do.
  10. Explain how weather can affect agriculture and the growing of food.
  11. Make a report to your den or family on a book about weather.
  12. Explain how rainbows are formed and then draw and color a rainbow.


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)

The text of these requirements is locked and can only be edited
by an administrator.
Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


Notes

  1. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times
  1. Earning the Cub Scout Weather Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 13 of the Webelos Scientist Activity Badge.


Requirement resources

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


All. A Concise Study Guide for the Cub Scout Weather Belt Loop and Academic Pin Adobe Acrobat PDF — Jay R. Stockton (Senior Forecaster, National Weather Service)

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements: 1. Wikipedia: Water cycle
2. The Weather Log you need is included in the Cub Scout Weather Worksheet.
3. AccuWeather

Pin Requirements

1. The Weather.com Encyclopedia - Weather Wiz Kids
2. Weather Photos
3. State Climates
4. Weather Safety - Thunderstorm - Tornado - Wikipedia: Hurricane - Wikipedia: Blizzard - Wikipedia: Fog - Snow - Ice storm
5. Wikipedia: Acid rain
6. NOAA In Your State - Weather Forecast Offices - National Weather Centers - Careers at NOAA - Weather Careers - Career Guide
7. The blank US map you need is in the Cub Scout Weather Workbook

NOAA Weather Service - AccuWeather

8. Tornado - Wikipedia: Hurricane
9. Wikipedia: Weather Instruments

Related awards

Tiger Cub Scout
  • 5F. Go outside and watch the weather.
Wolf Cub Scout
Wolf Electives
  • Elective 12f. could be met while completing Cub Scout Weather Belt Loop requirement 1
Bear Cub Scout
Bear Electives
  • Elective 2a, 2b, 2c, and 2d. could be used to meet Cub Scout Weather Belt Loop requirement 2
  • Elective 2e. could be met while completing Cub Scout Weather Pin requirement 2
  • Elective 2f. could be partially met while completing Cub Scout Weather Belt Loop requirement 3
Webelos Scout
  • Scientist Activity Badge requirement 13. (earn the Cub Scout Weather Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)
Outdoor Skills Awards
Outdoor-related awards
Science Awards
Science-related awards

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal


External links

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