ac_sportsIt’s now official – the new beltloops will be available in late January at Scout Shops! 13 new beltloop and pin awards have been created to supplement this additional source of program for Cub Scouts.

You can read more about this on the official BSA website at: http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/ProSpeak/best_practices/2009_11_new_loops_pins.aspx

Unofficially, what is believed to be the final requirements were leaked early in November on the popular blog, KISMIF: http://kismif.org/2009/11/04/2009-new-belt-loops-list/ Use these only as a guide to help plan how you might incorporate these loops into your program – there is a chance that the requirements may have changed slightly before the books went to print.