Academics - Weather

Weather Loop and Pin

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 Weather Belt Loop

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Make a poster that shows and explains the water cycle.

  2. Set up a simple weather station to record rainfall, temperature, air pressure, or evaporation for one week.

  3. Watch the weather forecast on a local television station.

Requirements for the Weather Pin

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

  1. Define the following terms: weather, humidity, precipitation, temperature, and wind.

  2. Explain how clouds are made. Describe the different kinds of clouds-stratus, cumulus, cumulonimbus, and cirrus-and what kind of weather can be associated with these cloud types.

  3. Describe the climate in your state. Compare its climate with that in another state.

  4. Describe a potentially dangerous weather condition in your community. Discuss safety precautions and procedures for dealing with this condition.

  5. Define what is meant by acid rain. Explain the greenhouse effect.

  6. Talk to a meteorologist about his or her job. Learn about careers in meteorology.

  7. Make a weather map of your state or country, using several weather symbols.

  8. Explain the differences between tornadoes and hurricanes.

  9. Make a simple weather vane. Make a list of other weather instruments and describe what they do.

  10. Explain how weather can affect agriculture and the growing of food.

  11. Make a report to your den or family on a book about weather.

  12. Explain how rainbows are formed and then draw and color a rainbow.

Weather Online Resources


  2. Weather Wiz Kids

  3. Mount Washington Observatory

  4. NASA Earth Observatory


  6. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

  7. International Research Institute for Climate Prediction - IRI

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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