Cub Scout Music

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Cub Scout Music has been discontinued. (See Discontinued awards.)
Belt Loop and Pin
Music Academics Belt Loop
Music Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)


Cub Scout Music requirements

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain why music is an important part of our culture.
  2. Pick a song with at least two verses and learn it by heart
  3. 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:

  1. Make a musical instrument and play it for your family, den, or pack.
  2. Teach your den a song.
  3. Play a song by yourself or in a group, in unison or in harmony.
  4. Create an original melody and/or original words for a song.
  5. 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.
  6. Attend a live musical performance or concert.
  7. 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.
  8. Take voice or dance lessons or lessons to learn to play an instrument.
  9. Create movements to a piece of music without words to demonstrate the moods of the music: happy, sad, calm, excited, playful, inspired.
  10. 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 SKU #34299)

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  1. Earning the Cub Scout Music Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 15 of the Webelos Showman Activity Badge.

Requirement resources

Belt Loop Requriements

2. See Scout Songs for great collections of songs.
3. Types of music: The Big Bands Database - The Blues Foundation Classical Music Archives - Country Music Assn

Int. Bluegrass Music Assn - Red Hot Jazz Archive - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Smithsonian
Pin Requriements

1. Make a traditional instrument - another site
2-4. See Scout Songs for great collections of songs.
8Lessons Videos: Singing - How to Play Music - Guitar - Piano
10. Links to Composers - Links to Songwriters

Related awards

Tiger Cub Scout
Tiger Cub Electives
  • Tiger Elective 6. Learn & teach a song in another language for Cub Scout Music Belt Loop requirement #2 and Pin requirement #2.
  • Tiger Elective 7. Make a musical instrucment and play it for Cub Scout Music Pin requirements #1 & #3.
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
Webelos Scout
  • Showman Activity Badge requirement 15. (earn the Cub Scout Music Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)
Art-related awards

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal

External links

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