Beltloop Fair - April 30th 1pm-4pm

posted Mar 25, 2011, 10:16 AM by Greg Jewett   [ updated May 2, 2011, 8:40 AM ]
On Saturday April 30th, we will be offering a Belt Loop Academy for all scouts who wish to earn any, some, or all of the following belt loops:
  • Chess
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Language and culture
  • Map and compass
  • Music
  • Hiking (weather permitting)

We have the Church reserved from 1pm until 4pm with 2 hours ahead for setup (at 11am)

I am taking volunteers to teach and educate our young scouts in the subject matter.  I would like two adults to be available at each table to teach the belt loops.  The volunteers would create their own displays and have materials that they can bring.  Basically you would be sitting behind a table, utilize your display and materials, and talk to the scouts. As they walk up to the table, tell them some information about the belt loop, give some verbal education, direct them to any display or material you have then give them any materials they need if they need to write or draw anything.   The Hiking Belt loop will be offered weather permitting and would involve leading the scouts on a hike on the "Hike and Bike" trail behind the church for about 30 minutes. 

I plan on handing each scout a "scorecard" for them to keep track of what they have done so that there is a record at the end of the event that they can give to their den leader.

If you incur any costs for materials, we can reimburse you (with receipts)... within reason.

If you also have any boy scouts in your family that need service hours for their next rank advancement, this would be a good opportunity for them to earn some hours.

Please contact me if you would like to volunteer and for what belt loops you can take on for these few hours.  I can help you with some ideas on how to present it.

Additionally, with this event, we will invite some scouts from a very small pack in a lower income area and give their scouts an afternoon of fun.


David Kerbow, Den 7 Leader
wdkerbow@swbell.net
512.670.0456 (home)
512.658.1393 (cell)


Chess Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Identify the chess pieces and set up a chess board for play.
  2. Demonstrate the moves of each chess piece to your den leader or adult partner.
  3. Play a game of chess.

Geography Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Draw a map of your neighborhood. Show natural and manmade features. Include a key or legend of map symbols.
  2. Learn about the physical geography of your community. Identify the major landforms within 100 miles. Discuss with an adult what you learned.
  3. Use a world globe or map to locate the continents, the oceans, the equator, and the northern and southern hemispheres. Learn how longitude and latitude lines are used to locate a site.
Geology Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Define geology.
  2. Collect a sample of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Explain how each was formed.
  3. Explain the difference between a rock and a mineral.
Language and Culture Belt Loop Requirements

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
  2. from your experience.
  3. Learn 10 words that are in a different language than your own.
  4. Play two games that originated in another country or culture.
Map and Compass Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Show how to orient a map. Find three landmarks on the map
  2. Explain how a compass works.
  3. Draw a map of your neighborhood. Label the streets and plot the route you take to get to a place that you often visit.
Music Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain why music is an important part of our culture.
  2. Pick a song with at least two verses and learn it by heart
  3. Listen to four different types of music either recorded or live.
Hiking Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the hiking safety rules to your den leader or adult partner. Practice these rules while on a hike.
  2. Demonstrate proper hiking attire and equipment.
  3. Hike at least 30 minutes with your adult partner, family, or den.