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Activity Badge


Artist requirements

Do these:

  1. Talk to an artist in your area or to your art teacher about the different occupations in the art field. Make a list of them.
  2. Create a scrapbook (portfolio) of your Artist activity badge projects and show it to your den leader.

And do five of these:

  1. Draw or paint an original picture out-of-doors, using the art materials you prefer. Frame the picture for your room or home.
  2. List the primary and secondary colors. Explain what happens when you combine colors.
  3. Using a computer, make six original designs using straight lines, curved lines, or both.
  4. Draw a profile of a member of your family.
  5. Use clay to sculpt a simple object.
  6. Make a mobile, using your choice of materials.
  7. Make an art construction, using your choice of materials.
  8. Create a collage that expresses something about you.
  9. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Art.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Cub Scout Handbook, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #34754 (formerly #33452))

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Requirement resources

1. Art Careers p. 102

Art Careers - Dozens of Art Careers

2. Scrapbooking p. 103

Scrapbook Your Scouting Memories - Scrapbooking Projects for Kids - Scrapbooking For Kids

3. Original picture out-of-doors - pp. 104-9 Frame the picture - p. 112 Lesson Videos: - Drawing with Charcoal - Introduction to Acrylics - Paint with Acrylics - Introduction to Watercolors - Watercolor Painting - How to Draw with Pastels - How to Draw - Online Drawing lessons - Frame Without Frames

4. Primary and Secondary Colors - pp. 110-1

National Gallery of Art: SwatchBox - is a tool for mixing and drawing with millions of colors.
Color Wheel - Label the color wheel, labeling and coloring the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.

5. Computer designs - p. 113

National Gallery of Art: JUNGLE - Create an interactive imaginary landscape online
National Gallery of Art: Flow - is a motion painting machine.
National Gallery of Art: PixelFace - is an interactive portrait maker and drawing board.
National Gallery of Art: PaintBox - Choose a background image or start with a blank slate, then draw something.
Complete the Picture - Practice drawing using part of a picture from a magazine.
Postal Stamp Activity - Make your own postal stamp to honor a person, commemorate an event, or remember a favorite place or thing.

7. Use clay to sculpt a simple object. pp. 114-6

Hasbro Play-Doh Website - Play Dough Recipes - Video Lesson: How to Make Clay Sculptures

8. Make a Mobile pp. 117-8

Mobiles You Can Make
National Gallery of Art: Mobile - Draw and animate a mobile on screen!

9. Make an art construction, using your choice of materials - pp. 119-20

Decorate a Pinewood Derby car, Space Derby Rocket, etc.

10. Create a Collage - pp. 120-121

National Gallery of Art Collage Machine and Collage Machine II - Move your mouse to make a collage.

11. Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Art.

Many Webelos Scouts may earn belt loops and pins a second time to qualify for Webelos Activity Badges. All boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs should have a clear policy in place to determine whether the pack or the boy's family will be responsible for the cost of awards that are earned more than once.
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide #34299B, p.4 and Cub Scout Leader Book, p. 31-1.
General Resources

Related awards

  • Artist requirement 1, 3, & 4 are preparing you for Art Merit Badge.
  • Artist requirement 5 is preparing you for Digital Technology Merit Badge requriement 6c.
  • Artist requirement 7 is preparing you for Sculpture Merit Badge.
Art Awards Links
Art-related awards
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Hobby-related awards

See also

Webelos Den Leader portal

External links

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