Cub Scout Academics: Art
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may
complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community
environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners.
Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.
Requirements for the Art Academics Belt Loop
Complete these three requirements:
- Make a list of common materials used to create visual art
- Demonstrate how six of the following elements of design are used
in a drawing: lines, circles, dots, shapes, colors, patterns,
textures, space, balance, or perspective.
- Identify the three primary colors and the three secondary colors
that can be made by mixing them. Show how this is done using paints
or markers. Use the primary and secondary colors to create a
Requirements for the Art Academics Pin
Earn the Art belt loop, and complete six of the following requirements:
- Visit an art museum, gallery, or exhibit. Discuss with an adult
the art you saw.
- Create two self-portraits using two different art techniques, such
as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, or computer
- Demonstrate how to make paper. Make a sample at least 4 inches by
- Make a simple silkscreen or stencil. Print a card or T-shirt.
- Create a freestanding sculpture or mobile using wood, metal, soap,
papier-mâché, or found objects.
- Create an object using clay that can be fired, baked in the oven,
or hardened in water.
- Photograph four subjects in one theme, such as landscapes, people,
animals, sports, or buildings.
- Make a collage using several different materials.
- Use your artistic skills to create a postage stamp, book cover, or
music CD cover.
- Use a computer illustration or painting program to create a work
- Display your artwork in a pack, school, or community art show.
General Academic Requirements
Following are the requirements for earning the Academics belts loops and
|Belt loops and pins are earned only by Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and
Webelos Scouts (not adults).
|Requirements may be adjusted to accommodate the special needs of
boys with disabilities.
|Webelos Scouts may earn a belt loop or pin a second time to
qualify for Webelos activity badges.
|Boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should
encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs
should have a clear policy in place about whether the pack or the
boy's family is responsible for the cost of awards earned more than
Cub-Safe Art Resources for Kids
|Chunky Monkey Fan Club -
cartoon and drawing lessons for kids, original stories, and a
showcase for kids' art. There are also other fun activities.
|Kidz Draw - get your
paintbrush or crayons out and get ready to be inspired! You'll find
information on illustrators and samples of artwork from kids of all
|Mindsmile - for artists
and art lovers of any age. Dedicated to supporting art.
Color - learn about color in the art and science worlds, as well
as the meanings colors carry in various cultures.
Room, The - welcome to this virtual learning environment for
exploring the world of art. Find art activities, learn about
artists, and read ideas to help you become a better artist.
|HaringKids.com - official
Keith Haring website for children has fun interactive activities to
inspire a love of learning and art, online books, and information
about this well-known artist's life.
|ArtsEdNet - arts
education from the Getty Center for Education in the Arts.
|Big Comfy Couch - the
site for this kids' TV show includes fun coloring activities, song
lyrics, and a chance to meet some clowns!
|Big Mike's Wacky
World of Illustration - fun, well organized site targeted to
middle school students and older interested in an illustration
- a silly haunted house and lots of activity pages.
Me - includes coloring, matching and crossword puzzles, and
more. From Humongous Entertainment.
An Alien - print or copy these alien heads, bodies, and legs and
create your very own!
a Dinosaur - designs for easy-to-make paper dinosaurs that you
can download and print out. All you need are scissors and glue.
One-Point Perspective - step-by-step instructions for drawing
objects in one-point perspective, with tons of drawings and
|Electric Origami Shop
- neat images and shapes from IBM technology.
|GapKids - interactive
dress-up dolls and other games, plus make your own art.
|Global Show-n-Tell Museum
- a gallery of paintings and drawings by kids aged 0-17.
|Holography Lessons: An On-Line
Intro - learn how holograms are made and their history. Be sure
to check out the Holo-Kids section.
to Cloud Watch - pictures of clouds and instructions on how to
lie on your back and watch them.
check out their cool activities, or find out about their travelling
and permanent exhibits located in Kansas City, Missouri.
University - art ideas and cooking recipes.
|KinderArt - art activities,
craft ideas, an art trivia game, an online kid's art gallery called
the Fridge, and more.
Picture Playground - create gifts or just play around with your
own photos or ones provided by Kodak! There's also a tool that lets
you turn your pictures into drawings.
|Learn to Draw -
learn how to draw with step by step instructions, share art ideas
with others, or play some games. This is a ThinkQuest Junior 1999
Workshop - travel back in time to the Renaissance and explore
Leonardo da Vinci's workshop. Site includes tons of art history,
activities, and games.
Kids' Gallery - share your latest greatest creations! There are
holiday, heroes, team sports, and other cool galleries to choose
|MoMA: Art Safari -
explore the painting and sculpture collection of the Museum of
Modern Art by making up stories based on four different artworks,
drawing your own pictures, and even submitting them to be posted!
|National Endowment for the Arts
- helps support art around the country.
Contest - people of all ages have fun participating in this art
contest for kids. Anyone can vote, but you must be a kid to enter.
Stomps - use different stamps to make your very own picture from
- crafts and activities for kids.|
|ToonaCat's Kids Club
- showcases kids' creativity through art, writing, stories, poems,
homepages, and more.|
World of Calli and Graphy - create beautiful letters with the
art of calligraphy! Learn about its history, check out the gallery,
or learn about the parts and strokes that make up the letters.|