Tiffin Moose Cub Scout Pack 471

Adventures in Scouting

Findlay Scout Shop

 2100 Broad Ave.

Findlay, Oh 45840 

419-422-4356 

Toll Free: 800-686-4220

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Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:30 

What is a Belt Loop?

You can have fun and learn new skills when you take part in the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. You can also earn a belt loop just for learning about a sport or academic subject and participating in it. You can take part at home, in your den or pack, or in activities in your community. There are many Academics and Sports subjects for you to choose from.

If you decide to keep on working at an Academics or Sports area over a period of time, you can earn a Cub Scout Academics of Sports pin.

Click here to learn more about the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

  • Where does this patch go on the uniform?
    • This is BY FAR the most common question asked and you should look at the Boy Scout or Cub Scout uniform inspection sheets.
      That patch you are talking about is most likely a 'temporary' patch and should be displayed centered on the right pocket. Only ONE temporary patch at a time is to be displayed.
      A common way to display temporary patches is to hang a clear plastic patch holder from the pocket button and slip in the most recent patch. The scout can choose which patch from his collection he wants to display on any given day.
      This is a list of some temporary patches that people often ask about:
      • Popcorn Sales
      • Any campout
      • Pinewood Derby
      • World Conservation award
      • Scouting for Food
      • Conservation Good Turn
      These temporary patches are shaped as if they should go on the pocket flap, but they don't:
      • Whittlin' Chip
      • Firem'n Chit
      • Totin' Chip

      The Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award DOES go on the right pocket flap. Each additional year it is earned, a pin can be added to the patch.
      Other methods for displaying patches:
      • Cub Scouts can make or buy a red felt vest and put all the temporary patches on it they want, organized however they want.
      • Boy Scouts can put temporary patches on the back of their merit badge sash, but I've yet to see one do that.
      • Boy Scouts can have a patch blanket with their patch collection sewn onto it.

     

  • What should you do with all those temporary patches if your son's can't wear them all the time? Here are a few ideas I've collected from other sites.

     

    PATCH BLANKET - which is nothing more than a standard blanket in your choice of size and color. If you're going to make a campfire PATCH blanket (One brought to a campout) I recommend you use cloth that is flame resistant or flame retardant. You do not want to use cloth that easily catches on fire or melts.

    PATCH PONCHO - Sometime a small blanket is used and a slit is cut in the center of it and edging tape is sewn around the opening to keep it from fraying. Then it can slipped over the head and worn as a poncho around camp on cold days or nights.

    PATCH BINDER/NOTEBOOK - you can buy clear plastic/mylar sleeves with pockets that fit in a a three ring notebook. BSA sells these or you can also check at your local sports card shop. Sports card shops (as well as on-line-see below) have them in different sizes and numbers of pockets.

    VINYL PATCH HOLDER - Decorative way to protect and display your patch collection. One side of patch blanket is covered by clear vinyl pockets in two sizes: 4" x 4" and 4" x 8". Black backing makes patches stand out. BSA sells these.

    PATCH BULLETIN BOARD - Decorative way to protect and display your patch collection. One side of patch blanket is covered by clear vinyl pockets in two sizes: 4" x 4" and 4" x 8". Black backing makes patches stand out. BSA sells these.

    PATCH JACKET/VEST - You can sew them on any jacket or vest.

    SHADOW BOX FRAME - the patches can be framed or put in a shadow box. BSA sells shadow boxes for awards or you can make your own once again.

    RAW HIDE - Sometimes the patches are also displayed on a hide shaped piece of leather (or fake leather) and hung on the wall. BSA sells these or you can make your own.

    BACK PACK - You can sew them on a backpack or day pack.

    For most of the ideas listed above...thanks to:
    Richard Axtman, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 1, Littleton, MA
    Nashua Valley Council, Lancaster, MA
    http://www.scouter.com/archives/Scouts-L/199904/0022.asp