PACK•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Pack 444: Training - Cub Scout Academics Program

Astronomy

NOTE: Webelos Scouts that earn the Astronomy Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout also satisfy requirement 14 for the Scientist Activity Badge.

 

 

Belt Loop

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Set up and demonstrate how to focus a simple telescope or binoculars. (A local astronomy club may be a resource for this activity.)
  2. Draw a diagram of our solar system--identify the planets and other objects.
  3. Explain the following terms: planet, star, solar system, galaxy, the Milky Way, black hole, red giant, white dwarf, comet, meteor, moon, asteroid, star map, and universe.

Astronomy Workbook for Belt Loop and Academics Pin

 

Academics Pin

 

Earn the Astronomy belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Draw a diagram of a telescope and explain how it works
  2. Explain how to use a star map.
  3. Draw and label five constellations. See if you can locate any of them in the sky using a star map.
  4. Find the North Star. Explain its importance.
  5. Interview an astronomer. This person may be a professional or an amateur astronomer from a local astronomy club. Report on what you learned to your den or family.
  6. Learn about careers that relate to Astronomy. What school subjects will help you get a job in astronomy?
  7. Visit a planetarium or a local astronomy club. Give a report on what you learned to your den.
  8. Make a poster illustrating the different kinds of stars. Include a diagram showing the life cycle of a star.
  9. Learn about some of the early space missions. Tell your den or family about one of them.
  10. Find a news story about a recent happening related to space. Tell your den or family about this event.
  11. Write a report on two famous astronomers.
  12. Locate three major observatories on a map. Explain why these locations are good for astronomy.

Astronomy Workbook for Belt Loop and Academics Pin

CUB SCOUT PROMISE

"I .....(name).... promise to do my best

To do my duty to God and my country,

To help other people, and

To obey the Law of the Pack."

LAW OF THE PACK

"The Cub Scout follows Akela.

The Cub Scout helps the pack go.

The pack helps the Cub Scout Grow.

The Cub Scout gives goodwill."

CUB SCOUT MOTTO

"Do Your Best"

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