Cub Scout Citizenship

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Belt Loop and Pin
Citizenship Academics Belt Loop
Citizenship Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)
This article is about the Belt Loop and Pin for Cub Scouts
for the Webelos Activity Pin, see Citizen
for the Merit Badges for Boy Scouts, see Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, and Citizenship in the World

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Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Develop a list of jobs you can do around the home. Chart your progress for one week.
  2. Make a poster showing things that you can do to be a good citizen.
  3. Participate in a family, den, or school service project.

Academics Pin Requirements

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

  1. Interview someone who has become a naturalized citizen. Give a report of your interview to your den or family.
  2. Write a letter to your newspaper about an issue that concerns you.
  3. Create a collage about America.
  4. Conduct a home safety or energy audit and inspect your home. Talk with your parent or adult partner about correcting any problems you find.
  5. Visit your local site of government. Interview someone who is involved with the governmental process.
  6. Visit a court room and talk with someone who works there.
  7. Go to the polls with your parents when they vote. Talk to them about their choices.
  8. Take part in a parade with your den or pack.
  9. List ways you can recycle various materials and conserve and protect the environment.
  10. Attend a community event or visit a landmark in your community.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #34299)

Help with these requirements

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  1. Earning the Cub Scout Citizenship Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 8 of the Webelos Citizen Activity Badge.
  2. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times

Related achievements, electives, or other awards

Wolf Cub Scout
  • Wolf Achievement 4e. could be partially met by Cub Scout Citizenship Belt Loop requirement 1
  • Wolf Achievement 4f. could be met while completing Cub Scout Citizenship Pin requirements 5, 6, 7, or 10
  • Wolf Achievement 9b. and c. could be partially met while completing Cub Scout Citizenship Pin requirement 4
Wolf Electives
  • Wolf Elective 12f. could be completed while completing Cub Scout Citizenship Belt Loop requirement 2
Bear Cub Scout
  • Bear Achievement 3d. might be met by completing Cub Scout Citizenship Belt Loop/Pin requirement 5
  • Bear Achievement 7b. might be met by completing Cub Scout Citizenship Belt Loop/Pin requirement 5
Webelos Scout
  • Citizen Activity Badge requirement 8. (earn the Cub Scout Citizenship Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)

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