Academics Chess Belt Loop
Cub Scout Academics: Chess
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 Chess Academics Belt Loop
Complete these three requirements:
- Identify the chess pieces and set up a chess board for play.
- Demonstrate the moves of each chess piece to your den leader or
- Play a game of chess.
Requirements for the Chess Academics Pin
Earn the Chess belt loop, and complete five of the following
- Demonstrate basic opening principles (such as development of
pieces, control center, castle, don't bring queen out too early,
don't move same piece twice).
- Visit a chess tournament and tell your den about it.
- Participate in a pack, school, or community chess tournament.
- Solve a pre-specified chess problem (e.g., "White to move and
mate in three") given to you by your adult partner.
- Play five games of chess.
- Play 10 chess games via computer or on the Internet.
- Read about a famous chess player.
- Describe U.S. Chess Federation ratings for chess players.
- Learn to write chess notation and record a game with another
- Present a report about the history of chess to your den or family.
General Academics 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 Chess Resources for Kids
Page - want to learn to play Chess? Check out this page.
|Chess for Kids -
learn how to play chess with this ThinkQuest site! It includes basic
tactics, more advanced strategies, and hints on tournament play.
|Chess in the
Schools - this foundation provides chess instruction and
materials to children in New York public schools.
is Fun - learn about chess tactics and openings, or view some of
the greatest chess games ever played.
Lover's Paradise - meet this young chess player and learn about
the siamese and triamese versions of the game.
|Chess Mentor - the
Kasparov-Deep Blue Rematch: Put yourself in the players' seats and
try moves for yourself!
|Chess Tutorial -
let Chessking.com teach you all about chess! Learn phrases of the
game, how each piece moves and captures other pieces, combinations,
and much more.
Variant Pages - all the different versions of the game.
|Club Kasparov -
virtual home of the world's greatest chess player.
|Duif's Place: Chess for Fans
and Tournament Players - meet today's young chess superstars and
find out how you can get started playing in tournaments.
Chess - if you've always wanted to learn to play chess but were
worried about all the rules, this site has clear explanations of the
rules and how to play.
|U.S. Chess Center -
everything you want to know about chess.|
Pack 121 Leader - Michael
The Pack 121 web site is maintained by
Jennifer Todd-Whitson and Kellie
Pack 121 is a member of the
19 Harvard St.
Worcester, MA 01609-2870
This page was updated on 10/17/00