Cub Scout Academics

Language and Culture Belt Loop

Language and Culture


The requirements listed below are taken from the
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide (34299B) 2006 Printing.

These requirements have been superseded by those in 34299 - 2009 Revision.
Click here to see the current requirements.


This subject was added in 2002.

Webelos Scouts that earn the Language and Culture Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout
also satisfy requirement 6 for the Scholar 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. Talk with someone who grew up in a different country than you did. Find out what it was like and how it is different from your experience.
  2. Learn 10 words that are in a different language than your own.
  3. Play two games that originated in another country or culture.

Academics Pin

Earn the Language and Culture belt loop, and complete seven of the following requirements:

  1. Earn the BSA Interpreter Strip.
  2. Write the numbers 1-10 in Chinese or another number system other than the one we normally use (we use the Arabic system).
  3. Visit an embassy, consulate, or charge d'affairs for another country.
  4. Make a display of stamps or postcards of another country. Explain the importance or symbolism of the things depicted to that country's culture.
  5. Learn 30 words in a language other than your own.
  6. Learn a song in another country's language.
  7. Say five words in American Sign Language. One of these words could be your first name.
  8. Visit a restaurant that specializes in recipes from another country.
  9. Watch a TV show or movie in a foreign language. Tell how easy or difficult it was to understand what was happening.
  10. Interview an interpreter. Find out what his or her job is like.
  11. Make a list of 30 things around your home that were made in another country.
  12. Read a book or story about an immigrant to the United States.

If the Scout's native language is not English, then English may be used to satisfy the appropriate requirements.


Page updated on: May 30, 2013



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