The Academics & Sports Program is an optional program for all Cub Scouts. It is not part of the normal requirements towards ranks. Its purpose is to assist the Scouts in learning a new skill, or improving one they already posses. Many of the Academic & Sports belt loops can be used by Webelos Scouts when working on various Activity Badges. Cubs and Scouts must earn the Loops first then the Pins can be earned.
Loops and pins can be are earned by Tiger Cubs, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts.
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.