Cub Scout Music
Belt Loop and Pin
Music Academics Belt Loop
The Cub Scout Music 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 why music is an important part of our culture.
- Pick a song with at least two verses and learn it by heart
- Listen to four different types of music either recorded or live.
Academics Pin Requirements
Earn the Music belt loop, and complete one from each of the five areas below:
- Make a musical instrument and play it for your family, den, or pack.
- Teach your den a song.
- Play a song by yourself or in a group, in unison or in harmony.
- Create an original melody and/or original words for a song.
- Using a tape recorder, capture natural sounds of the environment or record songs you create, and use your recording as a soundtrack for a short skit. or as background for a movement activity.
- Attend a live musical performance or concert.
- Demonstrate conducting patterns for two songs using two different meters (two-, three-, or four-beat meter) while your adult partner or den members sing or play the songs you have selected.
- Take voice or dance lessons or lessons to learn to play an instrument.
- Create movements to a piece of music without words to demonstrate the moods of the music: happy, sad, calm, excited, playful, inspired.
- Learn about a composer of some music that you enjoy.
| 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 Music Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 15 of the Webelos Showman Activity Badge.
- 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 Electives
- Elective 10b. could be met by completing Cub Scout Music Pin requirement 1
- Elective 11a, 11b, 11c, 11d, 11e, or 11f. could be met by completing Cub Scout Music Belt Loop requirement 2
- Bear Cub Scout
- Bear Electives
- Elective 8a. could be met by completing Cub Scout Music Pin requirement 1
- Elective 8c. could be met while completing Cub Scout Music Pin requirement 3
- Showman Activity Badge requirement 15. (earn the Cub Scout Music Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)