Findlay Scout Shop
2100 Broad Ave.
Findlay, Oh 45840
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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.
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.
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