The link below will open in a new browser window and take you to a web page where you can download spreadsheets to track your Cub Scouts’ advancement. These are awesome tools and make it a simple matter to keep track of which boy has accomplished what, what awards a boy is due, and even when the award has been presented. Spreadsheets are available for all levels of cub scouting.
Sports and Academic Awards
The Sports and Academic Program is an optional program for all Cub Scouts. It is not part of the normal requirements towards ranks (except where used in obtaining the Webelos Sportsman and Athlete activity badges). Its purpose is to assist the Scouts in learning a new skill, or improving one they already posses.
Academic Activity Awards
Academic Belt Loops: An Academic Belt Loop is earned by the Cub doing his best to learn about the things in a book and by investigating the subject area in practice or in play with his den or community or as an individual working with an adult.
Academic Pins: After completing the requirements for the Belt Loop, the Scout must follow the 30/60/90 rule to obtain a Pin. He has 90 days to get 60 points, with one point for every 30 minutes of practice time. Maximum of 5 points per day. Some Academic Belt Loop require the completion of a project. When this is complete, the Scout qualifies for the Academic Pin.
Academic Letters are for Cub Scouts who earn both the Belt Loop and Pin and involve an adult teammate in earning an Academic Pin.
These awards can take the form of Belt Loops, a Boy’s Pin or an Adult Pin, with basic requirements for each level. Ultimately, a boy could earn a Sport or Academic Letter.
Sports Activity Awards
Sports Belt Loops: Cub Scouts earns Belt Loops by doing their best to learn about the information in the appropriate sports pamphlet AND by participating in the activity in practice or play with their den or pack or in their community or as an individual Cub Scout working with an adult.
(There are special requirements for the BB-Gun Belt Loop.)
Sports Pins: After completing the requirements for the Belt Loop, the Scout must follow the 30/60/90 rule to obtain a Pin. He has 90 days to get 60 points, with one point for every 30 minutes of playing/practice time. Maximum of 5 points per day. When this is complete, the Scout qualifies for the Sports Pin.
Sports Letters are for Cub Scouts who earn both the Belt Loop and Pin and involve an adult teammate in earning a sports Pin.