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  • Cub Scout NutritionAcademics Workbook

    The work space provided for each requirement should be used by the Cub Scout to make notes for discussing the item with Akela,

    not for providing the full and complete answers. Each Cub Scout must do each requirement.

    No one may add or subtract from the official requirements found in the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide (Pub. 34299)

    This workbook was updated in May 2013.

    Workbook Copyright 2013 - U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. - All Rights ReservedRequirements Copyright, Boy Scouts of America (Used with permission.)

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    Please submit errors, omissions, comments or suggestions about this workbook to: Workbooks@USScouts.OrgComments or suggestions for changes to the requirements for the Belt Loop or Pin should be sent to: Advancement.Team@Scouting.Org

    Cub Scouts Name: ______________________________________ Pack No. :______________________________________

    Cub Scout Nutrition Belt Loop (See the Pin Requirements below.)Complete these three requirements:

    1. Make a poster of foods that are good for you. Share the poster with your den.

    2. Explain the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Eat one of each.


    Fruit: Vegetable:

    3. Help prepare and eat a healthy meal of foods that are included in a food pyramid.(With your parents or partners permission, see Note: The US Dept. of Agriculture has replaced the Food Pyramid dietary guidelines program with a newprogram called My Plate. See

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    Cub Scout Nutrition PinEarn the Cub Scout Nutrition belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

    . 1. Make a poster that shows different foods that are high in each of the vitamins. Using your poster, explain to your den orfamily the difference between a vitamin and a mineral and the importance of each for a healthy diet.

    . 2. Read the nutrition label from a packaged or canned food item. Learn about the importance of the nutrients listed. Explainwhat you learned to your den or family.

    . 3. Make a list of diseases that can be caused by a diet that is poor in nutrition.

    . 4. Talk with your school cafeteria manager about the role nutrition plays in the meals your school serves.

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    . 5. With an adult, plan a balanced menu of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for your family for a week.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner








    . 6. Make a list of healthy snack foods.

    Demonstrate how to prepare two healthy snacks.

    . 1.

    . 2.

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    . 7. With an adult, go grocery shopping. Report to your den or other family members what you learned about choosing goodfoods to eat.

    . 8. Demonstrate how to safely prepare food for three meals.

    . 9. Demonstrate how to store leftover food to prevent spoilage or contamination.

    . 10. Help with a garden. Report to your den or family about what is growing in the garden and how you helped. Show apicture of or bring an item harvested from your garden.

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    . 11. Visit a farm or ranch. Talk with the owner about how the farm or ranch produces food for families.

    . 12. Explain how physical exercise works with nutrition in helping people be fit and healthy.

    Demonstrate three examples of good physical activity.

    . 1.

    . 2.

    . 3.


    Requirement resources can be found here:

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    Important excerpts from the Guide To Advancement, No. 33088:

    Effective January 1, 2012, the Guide to Advancement (which replaced the publication Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures) isnow the official Boy Scouts of America source on advancement policies and procedures.

    [ Inside front cover, and ] Unauthorized Changes to Advancement ProgramNo council, committee, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to, or subtract from, advancement requirements.(There are limited exceptions relating only to youth members with disabilities. For details see section 10, Advancement for MembersWith Special Needs.)

    [ Inside front cover, and ] The Guide to Safe Scouting AppliesPolicies and procedures outlined in the Guide to Safe Scouting, No. 34416, apply to all BSA activities, including those related toadvancement and Eagle Scout service projects. [Note: Always reference the online version, which is updated quarterly.]

    [ ] ] Who Approves Cub Scout Advancement?A key responsibility for den leaders is to implement the core den meeting plans as outlined in the Den & Pack Meeting ResourceGuide, No. 34409. For Wolf, Bear, and Webelos advancement, den leaders take the lead in approving requirements, though theirassistants, and also parents who help at meetings, may be asked to play the role of Akela and assist. Parents sign for requirementsthat, according to meeting plans and instructions in the handbooks, take place at home. For the Bobcat trail and Tiger Cubachievements, parents (or adult partners) should sign in the boys handbook; the den leader then approves as progress is recordedin the dens advancement record.

    [ ] Do Your BestAdvancement performance in Cub Scouting is centered on its motto: Do Your Best. When a boy has done thishis very bestthenregardless of the requirements for any rank or award, it is enough; accomplishment is noted. This is why den leaders, assistants, andparents or guardians are involved in approvals. Generally they know if effort put forth is really the Cub Scouts best.

    [ ] Cub Scout Academics and Sports ProgramMore than just a recognition opportunity, this program develops new skills, improves those existing, and otherwise enriches CubScouting. Details can be found in the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, No. 34299. Activities include subjects likescience, video games, collecting, and chess; and sports such as baseball, skateboarding, and table tennis. Each has two levelsabelt loop and a pin. Belt loops, which can be earned more than once, are awarded when each of three requirements is met. CubScouts may then continue with additional requirements and earn the pin. Archery and BB gun shooting are included, but can only beconducted at a council presented activity with certified supervisors.

    Additional notes of interest:

    Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements for all Academics and Sports Belt Loops and Pins(except shooting sports) in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents oradult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.

    Akela (Pronounced Ah-KAY-la) Title of respect used in Cub Scoutingany good leader is Akela. Akela is also the leader andguide for Cub Scouts on the advancement trail. The name comes from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. (See "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.

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