Cub Scout Academics

Computers Belt Loop

Computers


The requirements listed below are taken from the
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide (34299) 2009 Printing

Requirements were revised since the previous edition - (34299B - 2006 Revision).
Click here to see the previous requirements


Webelos Scouts that earn the Computers Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout
also satisfy requirement 14 for the Communicator Activity Badge.

Requirements

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.

Belt Loop

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain these parts of a personal computer: central processing unit (CPU), monitor, keyboard, mouse, modem, and printer.
  2. Demonstrate how to start up and shut down a personal computer properly.
  3. Use your computer to prepare and print a document.

Academics Pin

Earn the Computers belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Use a computer to prepare a report on a subject of interest to you. Share it with your den.
  2. Make a list of 10 devices that can be found in the home that use a computer chip to function.
  3. Use a computer to maintain a balance sheet of your earnings or allowance for four weeks.
  4. Use a spreadsheet program to organize some information.
  5. Use an illustration, drawing, or painting program to create a picture.
  6. Use a computer to prepare a thank-you letter to someone.
  7. With your parent's or adult partner's permission, log on to the Internet. Visit the Boy Scouts of America Web site: (http://www.scouting.org).
  8. Discuss personal safety rules you should pay attention to while using the Internet.
  9. Practice a new computer game for two weeks. Demonstrate an improvement in your scores.
  10. With your parent's or adult partner's permission, correspond with a friend via e-mail. Have at least five e-mail replies from your friend.
  11. Visit a local business or government agency that uses a mainframe computer to handle its business. Explain how computers save the company time and money in carrying out its work.
Worksheets for use in working on these requirements: Word Format PDF Format

Blanks in this worksheets table appear when we do not have a worksheet for the loop and pin that includes these requirements.


Page updated on: May 30, 2013



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