Citizenship Belt Loop Requirements

Cub Scouts Citizenship Academics Belt Loop and Pin

Cub Scouts Citizenship Academics Belt Loop and Pin

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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 Citizenship Belt Loop

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Develop a list of jobs you can do around the home. Chart your progress for one week.
  2. Make a poster showing things that you can do to be a good citizen.
  3. Participate in a family, den, or school service project.

Requirements for the Citizenship Pin

Earn the Citizenship belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Interview someone who has become a naturalized citizen. Give a report of your interview to your den or family.
  2. Write a letter to your newspaper about an issue that concerns you. Send your letter by mail or e-mail.
  3. Create a collage about America.
  4. Make a list of items to check for a home safety or energy audit and then inspect your home. Talk with your parent or adult partner about correcting any problems you find.
  5. Visit your local site of government. Interview someone who is involved with the governmental process.
  6. Visit a court room and talk with someone who works there.
  7. Go to the polls with your parents when they vote. Talk to them about their choices.
  8. Take part in a parade with your den or pack.
  9. List ways you can recycle various materials and conserve and protect the environment.
  10. Attend a community event or visit a landmark in your community.

Citizenship Worksheet

Citizenship Online Resources

  1. Kids Next Door
  2. U.S. Immigration & Naturalization
  3. CPBS Learning Adventures

 May 05, 2012 - Jon Dawe
Just wanted to thank you for posting this page.
I can't, for the life of me, find this in the Webelos handbook.
Seems strange that a requirement of the Citizenship badge - #8 citizenship  belt loop would be completely left out of the book. Am I crazy and just not finding it?

Thanks - jd

May 05, 2012 - Scouter Paul
Jon - There is a separate book for the Academics and Sports Program which you can purchase at your local Scout Shop.  Your pack might already have a copy of it.
It's an optional program for Cub Scouts, but since some of the belt loops are now more integrated, it would be nice if necessary information was available in the Webelos handbook.  
May 13, 2013 - Brian Castleton
I too noticed this. I developed a binder for my webelos that includes all the required badges and belt loops. I use it as a supplement to the webelos handbook.
Nov 04, 2013 - Elisabeth Lane
The belt loop and pin requirements, along with LOTS of other information,  is available online.  Links can be send directly to Den families, or let them know to search for info on their own.
Feb 04, 2014 - Dr. Norman Carter
Thanks for providing this info.  However, the 2013 Webelos book shows different requirements.  One of the changes include the addition of the Academic belt loop.


Aug 14, 2014 - Waldron
I couldn't find it either. you're not alone

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