Academics - Collecting


Tiger, Wolfs, Bears and Webelos Scouts may complete these requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment.

Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.

Requirements for the Collecting BELT LOOP

    1. Begin a collection of at least 10 items that all have something in common. Label the items and title your collection.

    2. Display your collection at a pack or den meeting.

    3. Visit a show or museum that displays different collections.

Requirements for the Collecting PIN

Earn the Collecting belt loop, and complete six of the following requirements:

  1. Give a talk about your collection to someone other than your family. Give a description of your collection, including a short history. Explain how you got started and why you decided to collect what you do.

  2. Show how you preserve and display your collection. Explain any special precautions you must take including handling, cleaning, and storage. Note precautions for dampness, sunlight, or other weather conditions.

  3. Read a book about what you collect and then discuss it with your den or an adult family member.

  4. Start a new collection of at least 20 items. Label the items, and title your collection.

  5. Explain to your den or an adult family member what numismatics and philately mean.

  6. With your parent's or adult partner's permission, join a club of collectors who share your hobby. This club may be a group of your friends.

  7. Find out if there is a career that involves what you collect. Find out what kind of subjects you need to study to prepare for such a career.

  8. If you collect coins or stamps, make a list of different countries in your collection. Explain how to identify each country's issues. Make a list of "clues" that help you identify the origin.

  9. With an adult partner, visit an online auction and look for items you collect. Discuss what it tells you about rarity and value of the things you collect.

  10. Create a method for organizing and keeping track of your collection. Use a computer if possible.

  11. Help a friend get started on a collection of his or her own.

Steps to Follow:

    1. Download and Print Worksheet at bottom of page

    2. Scout completes Worksheet

    3. Turn completed Worksheet into your Den Leader

    4. Den Leader may have questions for your Scout

    5. Den Leader will enter completion date into Tracking Software

    6. Scout will be awarded Loop a/o Pin at the next Pack Meeting

    7. Limit of Two Loops and Two Pins per Month

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