Cub Scouts Computers Academics Belt Loop and Pin
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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 Computers Belt Loop
Complete these three requirements:
- Explain the parts of a personal computer: central processing unit (CPU), monitor, keyboard, mouse, modem, and printer.
- Demonstrate how to start up and shut down a personal computer properly.
- Use your computer to prepare and print a document.
Requirements for the Computers Pin
Earn the Computers belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
- Use a computer to prepare a report on a subject of interest to you. Share it with your den.
- Make a list of 10 devices that can be found in the home that use a computer chip to function.
- Use a computer to maintain a balance sheet of your earnings or allowance for four weeks.
- Use a spreadsheet program to organize some information.
- Use an illustration, drawing, or painting program to create a picture.
- Use a computer to prepare a thank-you letter to someone.
- With your parent's or adult partner's permission, log on to the Internet. Visit the Boy Scouts of America Web site: http://www.scouting.org
- Discuss personal safety rules you should pay attention to while using the Internet.
- Practice a new computer game for two weeks. Demonstrate an improvement in your scores.
- With your parent's or adult partner's permission, correspond with a friend via e-mail. Have at least five e-mail replies from your friend.
- Visit a local business or government agency that uses a mainframe computer to handle its business. Explain how computers save the company time and money in carrying out its work.
Rules For On-Line Safety
- I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide on the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online, and appropriate web sites for me to visit. If I want to visit other web sites, I will get their permission first.
- While I'm online, I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents' work addresses/telephone numbers, or the name of my school without my parents' permission.
- I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.
- I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do, I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the online service.
- I will never agree to get together with someone I meet online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and I will bring a parent or my adult guardian along.
- While I'm online, I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.
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