Heritage / Language and Culture Beltloops

1F – Family Activity: Think of one chore you can do with your adult partner. Complete it together. and Character Connection: Responsibility
1D – Den Activity: Make a family scrapbook
1G – Go See It Activity: Go to a library, historical society, museum, old farm, or historical building, or visit an older person in your community. Discover how family life was the same and how it was different many years ago

To fill up some time we can also cover some overlapping topics from the language and culture / Heritages belt loops

Heritages

Requirements

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.

Belt Loop

Complete these three requirements:

1. Talk with members of your family about your family heritage: its history, traditions, and culture.

2. Make a poster that shows the origins of your ancestors. Share it with your den or other group.

3. Draw a family tree showing members of your family for three generations

Language and Culture

Requirements

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.

Belt Loop

Complete these three requirements:

1. With your parent’s or adult partner’s permission, talk with someone who grew up in a different country than you did. Find out what it was like and how it is different from your experience.

2. Learn 10 words that are in a different language than your own.

3. Play two games that originated in another country or culture

Golf – Setup Mini golf course

United Kingdom: Pass the Parcel

A popular party game in the United Kingdom, Pass the Parcel may have been played during the medieval era. During that time, a special gift would have been wrapped in cloth and pretty ribbons. Today, a package covered in layers of colorful paper is passed from child to child to the sound of music.

Players: Five or more; ages 4 and up

What You’ll Need: A white elephant “surprise gift”. Wrapping paper (or newspaper) and tape. Music.

How to Play: Before the game begins, Mom or Dad will need to make the parcel by wrapping something fun or silly they have around the house in layer upon layer of paper. Using a different pattern or color for each layer will make it easier for kids to tell them apart. To play, ask the kids to sit or stand in a circle, then turn on the music. Players pass the parcel around until an adult stops the music. The player who is holding the gift removes one layer of wrapping paper. Start up the music again and continue playing until the final layer of paper is removed. The child who “wins” the prize can keep it or not. This is also a fun game for children to play at birthday parties, but an adult ensures that the child celebrating opens a nice present.

Chile: Corre, Corre la Guaraca

Duck Duck Goose

The fun-to-say game name translates to “Run, Run, la Guaraca.” Chilean kids typically speak Spanish, but Guaraca is actually a nonsense word.

Players: Five or more, ages 5 and up

What You’ll Need: A handkerchief.

How to Play: Players sit in a circle while a runner jogs around the outer rim with a handkerchief. The seated kids are not allowed to watch. They sing “Corre, Corre, la Guaraca who looks back will be bopped on his head!” Trying not to be felt, the runner drops the handkerchief on a child’s back and runs. If he makes it around the circle before the player realizes that it’s on her back, the seated player is out. If the seated player catches on, she must tag the runner. If she succeeds, the runner is out. If she fails to tag him, they play again, but this time player 2 is the runner.

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