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Chess Pin (Cub Scout Pack (BSA))

Earn the Chess belt loop, and complete 5 of the following requirements:

  • 1 Demonstrate basic opening principles (such as development of pieces, control center, castle, don't bring queen out too early, don't move same piece twice).
  • 2 Visit a chess tournament and tell your den about it.
  • 3 Participate in a pack, school, or community chess tournament.
  • 4 Solve a pre-specified chess problem (e.g., "White to move and mate in three") given to you by your adult partner.
  • 5 Play five games of chess.
  • 6 Play 10 chess games via computer or on the Internet.
  • 7 Read about a famous chess player.
  • 8 Describe U.S. Chess Federation ratings for chess players.
  • 9 Learn to write chess notation and record a game with another Scout.
  • 10 Present a report about the history of chess to your den or family.