Computers

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.  Explain these parts of a personal computer: central processing unit (CPU), monitor, keyboard, mouse, modem, and printer.
  2. Demonstrate how to start up and shut down a personal computer properly.
  3. Use your computer to prepare and print a document.

Academics Pin

Earn the Computers belt loop and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Use a computer to prepare a report on a subject of interest to you. Share it with your den.
  2. Make a list of 10 devices that can be found in the home that use a computer chip to function.
  3. Use a computer to maintain a balance sheet of your earnings or allowance for four weeks.
  4. Use a spreadsheet program to organize some information.
  5. Use an illustration, drawing, or painting program to create a picture.
  6. Use a computer to prepare a thank-you letter to someone.
  7. 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.
  8. Discuss personal safety rules you should pay attention to while using the Internet.
  9. Practice a new computer game for two weeks. Demonstrate an improvement in your scores.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.