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Cub Scout Art Belt Loop & Pin resources include the Cub Scout Art Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
with cross-references for related Cub Scout Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos requirements.
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This is the Art belt loop and pin for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts.
Venturers can earn the Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award
The Cub Scout Art Belt Loop is an option for the Webelos Artist activity badge.
The Cub Scout Art belt loop and pin help prepare Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Art merit badge.


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

The Cub Scout Art 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.


Contents



Cub Scout Art requirements

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Make a list of common materials used to create visual art compositions.
  2. Demonstrate how six of the following elements of design are used in a drawing: lines, circles, dots, shapes, colors, patterns, textures, space, balance, or perspective.
  3. Identify the three primary colors and the three secondary colors that can be made by mixing them. Show how this is done using paints or markers. Use the primary and secondary colors to create a painting.

Academics Pin Requirements

Earn the Art belt loop, and complete six of the following requirements:

  1. Visit an art museum, gallery, or exhibit. Discuss with an adult the art you saw.
  2. Create two self-portraits using two different art techniques, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, or computer illustration.
  3. Demonstrate how to make paper. Make a sample at least 4 inches by 4 inches.
  4. Make a simple silkscreen or stencil. Print a card or T-shirt.
  5. Create a freestanding sculpture or mobile using wood, metal, soap, papier-mache, or found objects.
  6. Create an object using clay that can be fired, baked in the oven, or hardened in water.
  7. Photograph four subjects in one theme, such as landscapes, people, animals, sports, or buildings.
  8. Make a collage using several different materials.
  9. Use your artistic skills to create a postage stamp, book cover, or music CD cover.
  10. Use a computer illustration or painting program to create a work of art.
  11. Display your artwork in a pack, school, or community art show.


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 Art Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 11 of the Webelos Artist Activity Badge.


Requirement resources

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

1. Make a list of common materials used to create visual art compositions.
2. Demonstrate how six of the following elements of design are used in a drawing: lines, circles, dots, shapes, colors, patterns, textures, space, balance, or perspective.
3. Primary color and Secondary colors:

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.
  • Use the primary and secondary colors to create a painting.
ExpertVillage.com 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


Pin Requirements

2. See Belt Loop #3 above.
3. How To Make Paper - WikiHow: How to Make Paper - About.com: How to Make Paper - Lesson Videos: Wonder How To: Make Paper
4. How to Silk Screen - Lesson Videos: Wonder How To: Silkscreen print a t-shirt

How to Stencil - Lesson Videos: Wonder How To: Stencil

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

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

6. Sculpture: See #5 above.
7. Photography Lesson Videos: Beginning Photography - How to Use a Digital Camera - Taking Better Pictures
8. Collage: National Gallery of Art Collage Machine and Collage Machine II - Move your mouse to make a collage.
9. Create a postage stamp: Postal Stamp Activity - Make your own postal stamp to honor a person, commemorate an event, or remember a favorite place or thing.
10. Use a computer illustration or painting program to create a work of art:

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.

Related awards

Tiger Cub Scout
Tiger Cub Electives
Work on the Art Belt Loop and Pin as you work on your electives:
  • 2. Make a freestanding sculpture as your decoration for Cub Scout Art Pin requirement #5.
  • 5. Make a mobile is also Cub Scout Art Pin requirement #5.
  • 15 (primary and secondary colors) is a part of Belt Loop requirement #3.
Wolf Cub Scout
Wolf Electives
  • Wolf Elective 2b could be met by completing Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 5 or 8
  • Wolf Elective 12a could be met by completing Cub Scout Art Belt Loop requirement 2 or Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 2 and could be used to complete Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 11
  • Wolf Elective 12b could be used to complete Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 11
  • Wolf Elective 12c could be met by completing Cub Scout Art Belt Loop requirement 3
  • Wolf Elective 12d could be met by completing Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 5 or 8
  • Wolf Elective 12e could be while completing Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 4 and could be used to complete Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 11
  • Wolf Elective 12f could be done while completing Cub Scout Art Belt Loop requirements 1 or 2 or Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 8 and could be used to complete Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 11
Bear Cub Scout
Bear Electives
  • Bear Elective 9a could be met by completing Cub Scout Art Belt Loop requirement 2 or Cub Scout Art Pin requirements 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 and could be used to complete Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 11
  • Bear Elective 9b could be met by completing Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 1
  • Bear Elective 9c could be met by completing Cub Scout Art Belt Loop requirement 2 and could be used to complete Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 11
  • Bear Elective 10 could be used to complete Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 11
  • Bear Elective 11 could be met while completing Cub Scout Art Pin requirement 7
Webelos Scout
  • Artist Activity Badge requirement 11 (earn the Cub Scout Art Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)
  • Showman Activity Badge


Art-related awards
Hobby-related awards

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal


External links

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