Cub Scout Reading and Writing

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


Cub Scout Reading and Writing requirements

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Visit a library and get your own library card. Check out and return a book.
  2. Write a letter or a short story. Read it to your den or family.
  3. Keep a diary of your activities for one week. Read it to your den or family.

Academics Pin Requirements

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

  1. Locate and identify the following parts of a book: title, author, spine, cover, table of contents, and index.
  2. Read a book to a child or group of children.
  3. Participate in a school or community organized reading program.
  4. Explain the differences in a biography, autobiography, fiction, and nonfiction books to your parent or den leader.
  5. Create a bookmark that you can use, or design a book cover.
  6. Read an article from a newspaper or magazine. This can be done on the computer. Report about what you read to an adult.
  7. Write a poem and read it to a family member.
  8. Write a short report about something of interest to you. Read your report to your den or family.
  9. Read several jokes and riddles. Create two of your own and share them with your den or family.
  10. Write a commercial, song, or jingle for some product. Perform it for your den or family
  11. Create your own alphabet, writing system, or code and explain it to your den or pack.
  12. Learn about another writing system such as petroglyphs or Egyptian hieroglyphs. Do your best to draw some of these symbols. Report what you learned to your den or family.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2015 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #620714)

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Related awards

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal

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