Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete 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 CHESS ACADEMICS BELT LOOP
Complete these three requirements:
Identify the chess pieces and set up a chess board for play.
Demonstrate the moves of each chess piece to your den leader or adult partner.
Play a game of chess.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CHESS ACADEMICS PIN
Earn the Chess belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
Demonstrate basic opening principles (such as development of pieces, control center, castle, don't bring queen out too early, don't move same piece twice).
Visit a chess tournament and tell your den about it.
Participate in a pack, school, or community chess tournament.
Solve a pre-specified chess problem (e.g., "White to move and mate in three") given to you by your adult partner.
Play five games of chess.
Play 10 chess games via computer or on the Internet.
Read about a famous chess player.
Describe U.S. Chess Federation ratings for chess players.
Learn to write chess notation and record a game with another Scout.
Present a report about the history of chess to your den or family.
GENERAL ACADEMICS REQUIREMENTS
Following are the requirements for earning the Academics belts loops and pins.
Belt loops and pins are earned only by Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts (not adults).
Requirements may be adjusted to accommodate the special needs of boys with disabilities.
Webelos Scouts may earn a belt loop or pin a second time to qualify for Webelos activity badges.
Boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs should have a clear policy in place about whether the pack or the boy's family is responsible for the cost of awards earned more than once.