Belt Loop and Pin
Cub Scout Academics: Heritages
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 Heritages Academics Belt
Complete these three requirements:
- Talk with members of your family about your family heritage: its
history, traditions, and culture.
- Make a poster that shows the origins of your ancestors. Share it
with your den or other group.
- Draw a family tree showing members of your family for three
Requirements for the Heritages Academics Pin
Earn the Heritages belt loop, and complete five of the following
- Participate in a pack heritage celebration in which Cub Scouts
give presentations about their family heritage.
- Attend a family reunion.
- Correspond with a pen pal from another country. Find out how his
or her heritage is different from yours.
- Learn 20 words in a language other than your native language.
- Interview a grandparent or other family elder about what it was
like when he or she was growing up.
- Work with a parent or adult partner to organize family photographs
in a photo album.
- Visit a genealogy library and talk with the librarian about how to
trace family records.
Variation: Access a genealogy Web site and learn how to use
it to find out information about ancestors.
- Make an article of clothing, a toy, or a tool that your ancestors
used. Show it to your den.
- Help your parent or adult partner prepare one of your family's
traditional food dishes.
- Learn about the origin of your first, middle, or last name.
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 Heritages Resources for Kids
African-American Heritage - ThinkQuest site that explores the
African-American experience in Maryland through biographies, quotes,
and a time line.
|Museum of Jewish Heritage -
the mission of this New York City museum is to educate people of all
ages and backgrounds about the 20th century Jewish experience
before, during, and after the Holocaust.
Resources on the WWW- from the Minnesota Historical Society,
this is an excellent collection of resources for cubs to use in
tracking their roots!
WorldGenWeb project This project hopes to achieve on an
international scale what the USGenWeb project aiming for in the
United States. In this scheme, the world is hierarchically organized
first by region fifteen total), then by country, then by individual
provinces, states, or counties. Presently, more than fifty per cent
of the world's nations have volunteer hosts working under a regional
Pack 121 Leader - Michael
The Pack 121 web site is maintained by
Jennifer Todd-Whitson and Kellie
Pack 121 is a member of the
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Worcester, MA 01609-2870
This page was updated on 10/17/00