Cub Scout Language and Culture

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[[Tiger Cub Scout|Tiger Cub]], [[Wolf Cub Scout|Wolf]], [[Bear Cub Scout]]s, and [[Webelos Scout]]s may complete these requirements in a Family, [[Den]], [[Pack]], school, or community setting.
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==Belt Loop Requirements==
 
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Complete these three requirements:
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:1. Talk with someone who grew up in a different country than you did. Find out what it was like and how it is different from your experience.
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:2. Learn 10 words that are in a different language than your own.
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:3. Play two games that originated in another country or culture.
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==Academics Pin Requirements==
 
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Earn the Language & Culture belt loop, and complete seven of the following requirements:
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== Notes ==
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:1. Earn the BSA Interpreter Strip.
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:2. Write the numbers 1-10 in Chinese or another number system other than the one we normally use (we use the Arabic system).
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:3. Visit an embassy, consulate, or charge d'affairs for another country.
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:4. Make a display of stamps or postcards of another country. Explain the importance or symbolism of the things depicted to that country's culture.
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:5. Learn 30 words in a language other than your own.
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# Earning the {{PAGENAME}} Belt Loop ''while a Webelos Scout'' is requirement 6 of the Webelos [[Scholar]] Activity Badge.
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:6. Learn a song in another country's language.
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:7. Say five words in American Sign Language. One of these words could be your first name.
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:8. Visit a restaurant that specializes in recipes from another country.
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:9. Watch a TV show or movie in a foreign language. Tell how easy or difficult it was to understand what was happening.
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:10. Interview an interpreter. Find out what his or her job is like.
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:11. Make a list of 30 things around your home that were made in another country.
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:12. Read a book or story about an immigrant to the United States.
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== Requirement resources ==
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# Earning the {{PAGENAME}} Belt Loop ''while a Webelos Scout'' is requirement 6 of the Webelos [[Scholar]] Activity Badge.
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# [[Cub_Scout_Academics#Earning_Loops_and_Pins_multiple_times |Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times]]
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{{Cub Scout Academics and Sports Requirement resources}}
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== Related achievements, electives, or other awards ==
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== Related awards ==
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* [[Tiger Cub Scout]]
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* [[Wolf Cub Scout]]
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** [[Wolf Electives]] 1c, 1d, 10f
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* [[Bear Cub Scout]]
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* [[Webelos Scout]]
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** Webelos [[Scholar]] Activity Badge requirement 6
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* [[Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program]]
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:*Tiger Elevtive 6. Learn & teach a song in another language for Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement #6.
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:*Tiger Elective 14. Read a book or story about an immigrant for Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement #12.
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** [[Interpreter Strip]]
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;[[Wolf Cub Scout]]
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:*Elective 1c. could be met while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 7
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:*Elective 4f. could be met while completing {{PAGENAME}} Belt Loop requirement 3
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:*Elective 22a. could be met by completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop requirement 2 or Pin #5.
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:*Elective 22b. could be met by completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop requirement 2 or Pin #5.
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;[[Bear Cub Scout]]
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*Bear Achievement 15b. could be met while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 3
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*Bear Achievement 15c. could be met while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 3
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;[[Webelos Scout]]
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*[[Scholar]] Activity Badge requirement 6. (earn the {{PAGENAME}} Belt Loop ''while a Webelos Scout'')
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*[[Communicator]] Activity Badge requirement 10. {{PAGENAME}} Belt Loop requirement 7
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* Earning the [[Interpreter Strip]] fulfills {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 1
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'''Personal Development Awards'''
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{{Personal Development Awards Links}}
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== See also ==
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== External links ==
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* [http://www.kidsdomain.com/kids/links/Sign_Language.html Kids Domain - Sign Language Links]
* [http://www.kidsdomain.com/kids/links/Sign_Language.html Kids Domain - Sign Language Links]
* [http://www.mamalisa.com/world/index.html Children's Songs and Nursery Rhymes from around the World]
* [http://www.mamalisa.com/world/index.html Children's Songs and Nursery Rhymes from around the World]
* [http://www.topics-mag.com/edition11/games-section.htm Traditional Children's Games from Around the World]
* [http://www.topics-mag.com/edition11/games-section.htm Traditional Children's Games from Around the World]
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*[http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ais/ American Indian Studies]
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*[http://www.americaslibrary.gov The Library of Congress]
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*[http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs.html Ancestry: 2000 (Census 2000 Brief)]
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*[http://www.aaiusa.org Arab American Institute]
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*[http://www.asian-nation.org Asian-Nation]
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*[http://www.cesl.arizona.edu/custom.html The Center for English as a Second Language at the University of Arizona]
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*[http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu Digital History: Ethnic America]
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*[http://library.thinkquest.org/20619 Immigration]
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*[http://www.jewish-history.com Jewish-American History on the Web]
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*[http://www.ellisisland.org The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Inc.]
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*[http://pbs.org/testofcourage /diversity4.html Test of Courage]

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Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop & Pin resources include the Cub Scout Language and Culture Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
with cross-references for related Cub Scout Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos requirements.
Cub Scout Language and Culture makes a great meeting!   Prev  -  Next 

The Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop is an option for the Webelos Scholar activity badge.
The Cub Scout Language and Culture belt loop and pin help prepare Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout American Cultures merit badge.


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

The Cub Scout Language and Culture 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 Language and Culture requirements

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Talk with someone who grew up in a different country than you did. Find out what it was like and how it is different from your experience.
  2. Learn 10 words that are in a different language than your own.
  3. Play two games that originated in another country or culture.

Academics Pin Requirements

Earn the Language & Culture belt loop, and complete seven of the following requirements:

  1. Earn the BSA Interpreter Strip.
  2. Write the numbers 1-10 in Chinese or another number system other than the one we normally use (we use the Arabic system).
  3. Visit an embassy, consulate, or charge d'affairs for another country.
  4. Make a display of stamps or postcards of another country. Explain the importance or symbolism of the things depicted to that country's culture.
  5. Learn 30 words in a language other than your own.
  6. Learn a song in another country's language.
  7. Say five words in American Sign Language. One of these words could be your first name.
  8. Visit a restaurant that specializes in recipes from another country.
  9. Watch a TV show or movie in a foreign language. Tell how easy or difficult it was to understand what was happening.
  10. Interview an interpreter. Find out what his or her job is like.
  11. Make a list of 30 things around your home that were made in another country.
  12. Read a book or story about an immigrant to the United States.


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 Language and Culture Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 6 of the Webelos Scholar Activity Badge.


Requirement resources

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


Related awards

Tiger Cub Scout
Tiger Cub Electives
  • Tiger Elevtive 6. Learn & teach a song in another language for Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement #6.
  • Tiger Elective 14. Read a book or story about an immigrant for Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement #12.
Wolf Cub Scout
Wolf Electives
  • Elective 1c. could be met while completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement 7
  • Elective 4f. could be met while completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop requirement 3
  • Elective 22a. could be met by completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop requirement 2 or Pin #5.
  • Elective 22b. could be met by completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop requirement 2 or Pin #5.
Bear Cub Scout
  • Bear Achievement 15b. could be met while completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement 3
  • Bear Achievement 15c. could be met while completing Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement 3
Webelos Scout
  • Scholar Activity Badge requirement 6. (earn the Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)
  • Communicator Activity Badge requirement 10. Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop requirement 7
Awards
  • Earning the Interpreter Strip fulfills Cub Scout Language and Culture Pin requirement 1


Personal Development Awards

Personal development-related awards

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal


External links

Personal tools
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