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Baloo's Bugle

February 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 7
March 2007 Theme

Theme: Baloo Skies
Webelos: Athlete & Engiineer
Tiger Cub


Weather Belt Loop Requirements

(from the Cub Scout Academic and Sports Program Guide)

1.      Make a poster that shows and explains the water cycle.

2.     Set up a simple weather station to record rainfall, temperature, air pressure or evaporation for one week.

3.     Watch the weather forecast on a local television station.

Outline for presenting and earning the Weather Belt Loop

The following is an outline for presenting the material for the Weather Belt Loop over a two week period.  Completing these meetings and the home activities will allow each Scout to earn the Weather Belt Loop.  If a Scout shows further interest, have him consider earning the Weather Academics Pin.

Week 1

  • Use the Weather Word Search puzzle as a gathering activity.
  • Introduce the requirements for the Weather Belt Loop.
  • Present and explain the water cycle.  Have each Scout create a poster illustrating the water cycle.
  • Have each scout create one of the weather experiments or instruments in the Activities section.
  • Assign experiments to be completed by the next meeting.

Week 2

  • Use the Water Cycle handout and Water Match Puzzle as a gathering activity.
  • Have Scouts share and discuss what they learned from watching the local weather report.
  • Have Scouts share and discuss what they learned from the experiment they performed at home.
  • Review the Water Cycle.
  • Have each scout create another weather experiment or instrument.

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