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Academics and Sports Participation Emblem   The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program (AKA the "Belt Loop Program") is a supplemental enrichment program that complements the existing Cub Scout program. The Academics and Sports program focuses on learning and skill development—not winning. Boys participating in the program will be recognized for enjoying teamwork, developing physical fitness, and discovering and building new talents.  As in most activities in Cub Scouting, this is not meant to be a highly competitive program, instead, the boys are encouraged to DO THEIR BEST.

Cub Scout Academics   Cub Scout Sports    
  • Art
  • Astronomy
  • Chess
  • Citizenship
  • Collecting
  • Communicating
  • Computers
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Heritages
  • Language and Culture
  • Map and Compass
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Weather
  • Wildlife Conservation
 
  • Archery
  • BB-Gun Shooting 
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Bowling
  • Fishing
  • Flag Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Skating
  • Marbles
  • Physical Fitness
  • Roller Skating
  • Soccer
  • Snow Ski and Board Sports
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate
  • Volleyball
   Academics and Sports Letter
A variety of recognition items are available for the boys who participate in the program.
  • Belt loops are awarded to boys who complete the three belt loop requirements in an academic subject or sport. Academic belt loops are gold, and Sports belt loops are silver (except for the Archery and BB-gun Shooting belt loops, which are brass colored)
  • Pins are awarded to boys who choose to continue their involvement in an Academics or Sports area and earn the pin by meeting the appropriate requirements. Pins are worn on the Cub Scout Academic and Sports letter.
  • The Academic and Sports letter is available to boys for displaying Academics and Sports pins they have earn. The letter, a large Blue and Gold "C", representing Cub Scouts can be worn on a sweater or jacket, or displayed or framed. It does not go on the uniform. There are no specific requirements for earning the letter, as it is designed merely to display the pins.
  • There are also Pocket Certificates, Activity Medals, and Trophies, and the Participation Emblem, which can be awarded as the Pack decides.
  • The pack will purchase beltloops and pins for boys who earn them during scouting activities (den meetings, camps, etc.)  The pack will only purchase beltloops and pins for boys that are earned OUTSIDE of scouts (at home) when the appropriate worksheets for the beltloops/pins have been completed and turned in to a den leader/cubmaster by the scout.  The worksheet must be filled out in the boy's own handwriting, with the exception of Tiger Cubs, where parents may help him fill out his worksheet.  These worksheets can be found at websites such as www.meritbadge.org and www.boyscouttrail.com.
  • The pack will only award a beltloop or pin once.  The scout can earn it over and over and the pack will recognize that he has earned it again.  The pack will only provide the initial beltloop/pin.
  Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide