Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation
| Wildlife Conservation|
Belt Loop and Pin
Wildlife Conservation Academics Belt Loop
|The Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop is an option for the Webelos Naturalist activity badge.|
|The Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop and Pin help prepare Scouts for the Boy Scout Environmental Science, Nature, Fish and Wildlife Management, and Mammal Study Merit Badges.|
The Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation 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.
Belt Loop Requirements
Complete these three requirements:
- Explain what natural resources are and why it's important to protect and conserve them.
- Make a poster that shows and explains the food chain. Describe to your den what happens if the food chain becomes broken or damaged.
- Learn about an endangered species. Make a report to your den that includes a picture, how the species came to be endangered, and what is being done to save it.
Academic Pin Requirements
Earn the Wildlife Conservation belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
- Visit a wildlife sanctuary, nature center, or fish hatchery.
- Collect and read five newspaper or magazine articles that discuss conservation of wildlife and report to your family or den what you learn.
- Learn about five animals that use camouflage to protect themselves.
- Make a birdbath and keep a record for one week of the different birds that visit it.
- Make a collage of animals that are in the same class: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, or mammals.
- Make a plaster cast of an animal track. Show it to your den.
- Visit with a person who works in wildlife conservation, such as a park ranger, biologist, range manager, geologist, horticulturist, zookeeper, fishery technician, or conservation officer.
- Visit a state park or national park.
- Participate in an environmental service project that helps maintain habitat for wildlife, such as cleaning up an area or planting trees.
| 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
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- Earning the Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 13 of the Webelos Naturalist Activity Badge.
- Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times
Related achievements, electives, or other awards
- 5c. Explain what a wildlife conservation officer does. - See Wildlife Conservation Pin requirement #7
- 5d. Visit one of the following... - See Wildlife Conservation Pin requirement #1
- 5e. Endangered species - See Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop requirement #3
- 6g. Take part in a den or pack neighborhood clean-up project. - See Wildlife Conservation Pin requirement #9
- Wolf Cub Scout
- Wolf Electives
- Elective 12f. could be met while completing Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop requirement 2
- Naturalist Activity Badge requirement 13. (earn the Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)
- Cub Scout Science Pin requirement 8 could be combined with Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop requirement 3