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Cub Scout Sports Award

Cub Scout Sports  Program

Cub Scout Academics and Sports Letter


The Cub Scouts Sports and Academic Program is one method of addressing the third aim of Scouting: the development of physical, mental and emotional fitness. Fitness includes the body (well-tuned and healthy), the mind (able to think and solve problems), and the emotions (self-control, courage, and self-respect). As in most activities in Cub Scouting, this is not meant to be a highly competitive program, instead, the boys are encouraged to DO THEIR BEST.

The Sports and Academic Program is an optional program for all Cub Scouts. It is not part of the normal requirements towards ranks (except were used in obtaining the Webelos Sportsman and Athlete activity badges). Its purpose is to assist the Scouts in learning a new skill, or improving one they already posses.

Loops, pins, letters can be are earned by Wolves, Bears and Webelos.

Complete details on using the sports program are contained in the the Leader Guide for Cub Scouts Sports and Academics..


Recognitions:

Sports, other then those in the Cub Scout Sports and Academics Program, can be recognized if two conditions are meet.

  1. The sport must be recognized and organized, and the Scout must be an active participant.
  2. The Scout must have the committee's approval.

After one and two the Scout must follow the 30/60/90 rule to obtain a pin. See Sports Pins, below. He has 90 days to get 60 points. One point for every 30 minutes of playing/practice time. Maximum of 5 points per day. When this is complete, the Scout qualifies for the physical fitness pin.

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Sports Belt Loops

The Cub Scout Belt Loops are worn on the navy blue Cub Scout belt. They will not fit on the khaki (olive) Boy Scout / Webelos belt. Webelos may continue to wear the blue belt on their uniforms.

The same belt loop may be earned once within each rank.

A Cub Scout earns their belt loop by doing their best to learn about the information in the appropriate sports pamphlet AND by participating in the activity in practice or play with their den or pack or in their community or as an individual Cub Scout working with an adult.

Please note there are special requirements for the BB-Gun belt loop.

Complete details on using the sports program are contained in the the Leader Guide for Cub Scouts Sports and Academics.

Individual Sports Belt Loop Requirements. These are designed in cooperation with national sports associations, and give instructions in the basic skills of the sport and list the requirements for the belt loops, pins and sport letter. They are written so the boys will understand them.

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Sports Pins

The Cub Scout Sports Pins are worn on civilian clothes only.

Sports pins are given in each sport (see Sports Belt Loops) for Cub Scouts and adults to recognize fitness development over a three month period. All the sports pins require the earning of 60 points. One point is earned for 30 minutes spent participating or practicing an activity. The 60 points must be earned within a three month (90 day) period. An easy way of remembering, is to remember "30-60-90". The Cub Scout is encouraged to track his own progress.

  • Cub Scouts and their teammates may earn one sports pin for each sport in which they participate.
  • Cub Scouts must keep up-to-date records of the points earned by themselves and their teammates.
  • Adult family members are encouraged to participate and to qualify for the sports pin.
  • Cub Scouts who have disabilities may select their own activities and design their own exercise program with the help of a physician.
  • Please note there are special requirements for the BB-Gun sports pin.

Complete details on using the sports program are contained in the the Leader Guide for Cub Scouts Sports and Academics.

Individual Sports Pin Requirements. These are designed in cooperation with national sports associations, and give instructions in the basic skills of the sport and list the requirements for the belt loops, pins and sport letter. They are written so the boys will understand them.

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Sports Letters

Cub Scout Sports Letters are worn on sweater or jacket.

Sports letters are for Cub Scouts who earn both the belt loop and pin and involve an adult teammate in earning a sports pin.

Individual Sports Letter Requirements. These are designed in cooperation with national sports associations, and give instructions in the basic skills of the sport and list the requirements for the belt loops, pins and sport letter. They are written so the boys will understand them.

There is a special Cub Scout sports cloth emblem that may be worn by Cub Scouts participating in an organized Den or Pack Cub Scout sports program. This emblem is worn by the participant in the program, on the right pocket. Complete details on using the sports program are contained in the the Leader Guide for Cub Scouts Sports and Academics.

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Individual Belt Loops, Pins, and Letters

Archery, BB-Gun, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bicycling, Bowling, Fishing, Golf, Gymnastics, Marbles, Physical Fitness,   Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate, and Volleyball.

New in 2002, awards for Flag Football, Ice Skating, Roller SkatingSnow Ski and Board Sports were added. In addition, the requirements for Swimming and Bicycling were revised.


Archery

The Archery loop and pin can be awarded only by a certified Cub Scout Archery shooting director.

Belt Loop  Archery

Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can earn the archery belt loop by participating in the archery safety program at Cub Scout camp.

  1. Explain the rules for safe archery that you have learned in the district/council camp or activity you are attending with your leader or adult partner.
  2. Demonstrate to your leader or adult partner good archery shooting techniques, including the stance and how to nock the arrow, establish the bow, draw, aim, release, follow-through and retrieve arrows.
  3. Practice shooting at your district or council camp for the time allowed.

Archery Sports Pin 

The archery pin is earned by completing the camp archery safety program and qualifying in firing activities with a parent or adult partner. A certified range officer must be present.

Required Activities:

Earn the archery belt loop and complete five of the following:

  1. Explain the parts of a bow and demonstrate how to string the bowstring in a proficient manner.
  2. Demonstrate how to properly use archery equipment, including arm guards, finger tabs, and quivers and explain about proper clothing.
  3. Develop proficient shooting techniques by practicing for three hours.
  4. Learn the correct scoring techniques for target archery.
  5. Make a poster that emphasizes the four whistle codes.
  6. Draw to scale or set up an archery range.
  7. Shoot 30 arrows from a distance of 30 feet at a target and score at least 50 points, or shoot 30 arrow from a distance of 90 feet and score at least 30 points.
  8. Help make a type of target for the camp archery range.
  9. Show how to put away and properly store archery equipment.
  10. Tell five facts about an archer in history or literature.

 

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award Certificate

Before firing the Pro Archer course, the camper is to complete the following:

  1. Explain how to string your bow and explain these of archery equipment.
  2. Be able to list and discuss nine points in 'Shooting Techniques."

Pro Archer Level

Shoot five groups (three arrows per group) trying to group each set within a circle the size of the nine-ring. (No specific score is required.)

Then fire for the Pro Archer score.

Level of Recognition Number of Arrows Distance Score
Pro Archer 30 15 feet 30
Archer I 30 20 feet 30
Archer II 30 20 feet 50
Archer III 30 20 feet 100

In Cub Scout archery, the camp awards the certificate when the Cub Scout or Webelos Scout qualifies for the different levels of recognition. It is possible to earn four certificates if every level of marksmanship has been accomplished.

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Badminton:

Belt Loop  Badminton

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of badminton to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing badminton skills.
  3. Participate in a badminton game.

Badminton Sports Pin 

Earn the Badminton belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Compete in a pack or community badminton tournament.
  2. Demonstrate your knowledge of the use and care of the equipment needed to play badminton: shuttlecock (shuttle or bird), racket, court, net, and comfortable clothes and shoes.
  3. Demonstrate skill in the following grip techniques: forehand and backhand.
  4. Spend at least 60 minutes practicing to develop skills for shots and strokes (clear, drive, drop, and smash). Keep track of your time on a chart.
  5. Demonstrate skill in the following: hit the shuttle using forehand or backhand; hit the shuttle, alternating forehand and backhand; hit the shuttle against the wall with a forehand or backhand; hit the shuttle against the wall, alternating forehand and backhand.
  6. Accurately lay out a badminton court, including net and lines.
  7. Play five games of badminton.
  8. Participate in a badminton skills development clinic.
  9. Play at least three games during which you make your own foul calls effectively to your leader's satisfaction.

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BB-Gun

B-B Gun Loops, Pins and Letters

The BB gun loop, pin and letter can be awarded only by a certified Cub Scout BB gun shooting director at a BSA approved camp such as Camp Stearns.

Belt Loop  BB Shooting

Complete these two requirements:

  1. Complete the camp basic BB gun marksmanship safety course.
       Includes:
    1. Explain the rules for Safe BB gun shooting you have learned to your leader or adult partner.
    2. Demonstrate to your leader or adult partner good BB gun shooting techniques, including eye dominance, shooting shoulder, breathing, sight alignment, trigger squeeze, follow through.
       
  2. Fire 15 shots at a 4-inch or 5-inch target. No particular score is required. Participant must be able to adjust the BB gun sight.

BB Gun Sports Pin 

The BB sports pin is earned by completing the camp BB gun safety program and qualifying in firing activities with a parent or adult partner. A certified range officer must be present.

Earn the BB gun shooting Belt Loop and complete FIVE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Explain the parts of a BB gun and demonstrate how to properly load the gun.
  2. Demonstrate the shooting positions.
  3. Develop proficient shooting techniques by practicing for three hours.
  4. Learn the correct scoring techniques for target BB gun shooting.
  5. Make a poster that emphasizes the proper range commands.
  6. Draw to scale or set up a BB gun shooting range.
  7. Show improvement in your shooting ability with an increase in scoring points.
  8. Help make a type of target for the camp BB gun shooting range.
  9. Show how to put away and properly store BB gun shooting equipment after use.
  10. Explain how to use the safety mechanism on a BB gun.
  11. Tell five facts about the history of BB guns.

Extra opportunities for a boy and his adult partner to continue qualifying for a pin after the council camp experience is over are possible. However, a certified range officer must be present for shooting credits to be valid.

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award Certificate

Certificates may be awarded to the Cub Scout or Webelos Scout at any time he achieves a level of marksmanship. It is possible to earn five certificates if every level of marksmanship has been accomplished.

Score Requirements for BB Gun Recognition Certificate

Before completing the Pro Marksman requirements below, the following criteria must be met:
Instruction
: Complete a basic BB gun marksmanship safety course. Shooting: Fire five groups of shots (three shots per group) that can be covered by a quarter, and then adjust the BB gun sights so that the group is centered on a bullís eye. (No specific score is required.) Then fire the Marksmanship levels shown below.
Marksman Level Target Position # of Bullís eyes Required # of Shots Required per Bullís eye Minimum Score required per Shot
Pro Marksman

TQ-40

Benchrest

5

5

8

 
Marksman Levels Target Position # of Bullís eyes Required # of Shots Required per Bullís eye Minimum Score required per Shot
Marksman I

TQ-40

Standing

10

5

20

Marksman II

TQ-40

Prone

10

5

35

Marksman III

TQ-40

Kneeling

10

5

25

Marksman IV

TQ-40

Sitting

10

5

30

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Baseball

Belt Loop  Baseball

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of baseball to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing baseball skills.
  3. Participate in a baseball game.

Baseball Sports Pin 

Earn the Baseball belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Participate in a pack or community baseball tournament.
  2. Demonstrate skill in two of the following throwing techniques: overhand, sidearm, underhand, and the relay throw.
  3. Demonstrate skill in two of the following catching techniques: fielding a ground ball, fielding a pop-up, catching a line drive.
  4. Demonstrate correct pitching techniques.
  5. Demonstrate correct hitting techniques,
  6. Explain the rules of base running. Explain base coaching signals.
  7. Demonstrate skill in the following sliding techniques: the straight-in slide, the hook slide, and the headfirst slide.
  8. Play five games of baseball using standard baseball rules.
  9. Draw a baseball field to scale or set one up for play.
  10. Attend a high school, college, or professional baseball game.
  11. Read a book about a baseball player and give a report about him or her to your den or family.

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Basketball

Belt Loop  Basketball

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of basketball to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing basketball skills.
  3. Participate in a basketball game.

Basketball Sports Pin 

Earn the Basketball belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Compete in a pack or community basketball tournament.
  2. Demonstrate effective passing using the chest pass, bounce pass, over-the-head pass, and baseball pass.
  3. Successfully demonstrate the set shot and jump shot shooting styles.
  4. Demonstrate skill in the following dribbling techniques: high dribble, low dribble, turnable dribble, change-of-pace dribble, and combination dribble.
  5. Spend at least 30 minutes on three different occasions developing individual defensive skills.
  6. Explain and demonstrate 10 official basketball signals.
  7. Play three -shot-improving games with a member of your den or team.
  8. Play five games of basketball.
  9. Participate in a basketball clinic.
  10. Attend a high school, college, or professional basketball game.

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Bicycling

Belt Loop  Bicycling

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of safe bicycling to your den leader or adult partner.
  2. Demonstrate how to wear the proper safety equipment for bicycling.
  3. Show how to ride a bike safely. Ride for at least half an hour with an adult partner, your family, or your den.

Bicycling Sports Pin 

Earn the Bicycling belt loop, complete requirement 1 below, and do four additional requirements

  1. Make a chart to record at least 10 hours of bicycling. (Required)
  2. Participate in a pack, den, or community bike rodeo.
  3. Demonstrate how to repair a flat tire on a bicycle.
  4. Make a poster illustrating different types of early bikes and show it to your den.
  5. Give a demonstration to your den or pack on the proper use of safety equipment and gear.
  6. With the help of a parent or adult partner, register or reregister your bicycle.
  7. Go on a "bicycle hike" with your family or den. Obey traffic rules related to bicycling.
  8. Repair or restore a nonfunctioning bicycle to a safe condition. Include the installation of all proper safety devices.
  9. Visit a bicycle race or exhibition.
  10. Help set up a bike rodeo or bike competition for your pack.

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Bowling

Belt Loop  Bowling

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain to your leader or adult partner the rules of courtesy and safety for bowling.
  2. Show how to pick out a ball of proper weight and with finger holes that fit your hand.
  3. Play a complete game with your family or den.

Bowling Sports Pin 

Earn the Bowling belt loop, and do five of the following requirements

  1. Give a brief history of the sport of bowling.
  2. Define the following terms: strike, spare, split, miss, and foul. Show their symbols for scoring.
  3. Demonstrate proper stance, delivery, balance, and follow-through to your leader or adult partner.
  4. Try different types of delivery and hand positions and see which work best for you.
  5. Score a complete game using a score sheet and the proper symbols.
  6. Play at least four games and chart your progress. Figure out your average score.
  7. Compete in a Scout, family, school, or community bowling tournament.
  8. Take bowling lessons.
  9. Attend a parent, high school, college, or professional bowling competition.
  10. Visit a bowling alley and learn about the care and maintenance of the bowling lanes, pins, and racks.

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Fishing

Belt Loop  Fishing

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Review your local fishing regulations with your leader or adult partner. Explain why they are important, and commit to following them.
  2. Demonstrate how to properly bait a hook.
  3. Try to catch a fish.

Fishing Sports Pin 

Earn the Fishing belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Compete in a pack or community fishing tournament.
  2. Demonstrate how to clean a fish.
  3. Prepare a report on three different kinds of fish. Include information on preferred habitats, feeding habits, and recommended fishing techniques, baits, and equipment needed to catch it.
  4. Draw a picture of three different types of fishing reels. Explain how each works.
  5. Tie three fishing flies. Use at least one to fish.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in casting at a target 30 feet away.
  7. Select a species of fish and draw a picture of it, correctly labeling each part and its function.
  8. Replace the line in a fishing reel.
  9. Make a simple pole and line fishing rig. Use it to catch a fish.
  10. Catch a fish using artificial bait or lures.
  11. Practice fishing on five occasions, complying with local fishing regulations and the Outdoor Code.

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Flag Football

Belt Loop  Flag Football Loop

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain or discuss the simple rules of flag football with your den.
  2. Practice running, passing, and catching skills for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Play a game of flag football.

Flag Football Sports Pin 

Earn the Flag Football belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Layout and properly mark a flag football field at a park or playground.
  2. Explain the difference between defense and offense in a flag football game.
  3. Describe five different positions a player may play in flag football. Name the position that you prefer to play.
  4. During three half-hour sessions, practice the skills of passing, hand-offs, rushing, and running.
  5. Participate in a flag-football clinic.
  6. Consider all the people who make it possible to play a game of flag football. List parents, coaches, team members, scorekeepers, referees, groundskeepers, etc,
  7. Play in five flag football games without incurring a penalty.
  8. Explain and demonstrate at least six football officiating signals.
  9. Attend a high school, college, or community league football game.
  10. Read a book about a football player and tell your den or family about the player's training and work ethics.
  11. Talk with a referee or official of a high school, college, or community football league and learn about the job he or she does at a football game.

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Golf

Belt Loop  Golf

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of golf to your leader or adult partner. Explain the need for caution concerning golf clubs and golf balls.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing golfing skills.
  3. Participate in a round of golf (nine holes).

Golf Sports Pin 

Earn the Golf belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Explain the use of woods and irons. Explain their differences.
  2. Explain how par is determined for a hole.
  3. Demonstrate the proper grip of the club to your leader, adult partner, or instructor.
  4. Spend 30 minutes practicing the swing styles: full swing, approach swing, and putting swing.
  5. Spend 30 minutes practicing aim, stance, and the address position.
  6. Draw a diagram of a typical golf hole, from tee to green.
  7. Demonstrate your knowledge of the use and care of golf equipment: clubs, ball, tee, bag, shoes, and gloves.
  8. Describe the composition of a regulation golf ball.
  9. Take golf lessons.
  10. Spend 30 minutes hitting balls on a driving range.
  11. Play miniature golf.

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Gymnastics

Belt Loop  Gymnastics

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the six events of men's gymnastics: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vaulting / side horse, parallel bars, and horizontal bar.
  2. Participate in three of the six events using the proper equipment.
  3. Explain the safety rules you should follow to learn gymnastics

Gymnastics Sports Pin 

Earn the Gymnastics belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Write a report on the history of gymnastics.
  2. Take gymnastics lessons.
  3. Attend a gymnastics meet.
  4. Practice and demonstrate five floor exercise skills.
  5. Practice and demonstrate two skills used on the pommel horse.
  6. Demonstrate two skills on the still rings.
  7. Demonstrate two skills using parallel bars.
  8. Demonstrate two skills using the horizontal learn gymnastics. bar.
  9. Demonstrate a vault using the side horse.
  10. Develop a regular routine of physical and mental conditioning.
  11. Learn about three U.S. gymnasts who have won medals in the Olympics.

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Ice Skating

Belt Loop  Ice Skating Loop

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain ways to protect yourself while ice skating, and the need for proper safety equipment.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing the skills of skating.
  3. Go ice skating with a family member or your den for a total of at least three hours. Chart your time.

Ice Skating Sports Pin 

Earn the Ice Skating belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Participate in a pack or community skating event.
  2. Demonstrate how to sharpen your skates correctly.
  3. Demonstrate how to lace, assemble, and dissemble your skates correctly.
  4. On two occasions, spend at least 30 minutes practicing warm-up exercises before skating.
  5. Play a skating game on the ice.
  6. Learn two new figure-skating skills: Forward Swizzles, Glides, Backward Swizzles, and Backward Wiggle.
  7. Demonstrate how to "start" in a speed skating race.
  8. Explain the difference between long-track and short-track speed skating.
  9. Participate in a skating skill development clinic.
  10. Tell about an Olympian athlete in figure skating or speed skating. What were some of his or her best traits?

The Cub Scout Sports Ice Skating belt loop and pin are for speed and figure skating on ice.  See the Roller Skating for inline and wheeled skates

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Marbles

Belt Loop  Marbles

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of Ringer or another marble game to your leader or adult partner
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing skills to play the game of Ringer or another marble game.
  3. Participate in a game of marbles

Marbles Sports Pin 

Earn the Marbles belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Compete in a den, pack, or community marbles tournament
  2. Explain to an adult what lagging is.
  3. Demonstrate how to do it.
  4. Demonstrate the following shooting techniques: knuckling down, bowling, and lofting (also called plunking).
  5. Explain the correct way of scoring for a game game. of marbles.
  6. Play five complete matches of marbles using standard rules.
  7. Start a collection of marbles and show it at a den or pack meeting.
  8. Write a short report on the history of marbles and share it with your den or family.
  9. Explain the rules about shooters.

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Physical Fitness

Belt Loop  Physical Fitness

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Give a short report to your den or family on the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

  2. Practice finding your pulse and counting your heartbeats per minute. Determine your target heart rate.

  3. Practice five physical fitness skills regularly. Improve performance in each skill over a month. Skills could include pull-ups, curl-ups, the standing long jump, the 50-yard dash, and the softball throw.

Physical Fitness Sports Pin 

Earn the Physical Fitness belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Make a diagram of the Food Guide Pyramid. List foods you ate in a week and show where they fit in the pyramid.
  2. Choose a form of exercise, bring your heart rate up to target, and keep it there for 15 minutes. Don't forget to warm up and cool down.
  3. Set up a four-step exercise program. Chart your progress for five days a week for two weeks.
  4. Explain the reason for warming up and cooling down before and after each exercise session.
  5. Visit a local gym and talk to a trainer about exercises and programs for young people.
  6. Participate in some aerobic exercises at least three times a week for four weeks.
  7. Build an obstacle course that could include some exercises with jumping, crawling, and hurdles. Time yourself three times to see whether you can improve your time.
  8. Swim for a total of an hour, charting your time as you go.
  9. Participate for at least three months in an organized team sport or organized athletic activity.

For more information see Sports Pins.

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Roller Skating

Belt Loop  Roller Skating Loop

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain ways to protect yourself while roller skating or inline skating, and the need for proper safety equipment.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing the skills of roller skating or inline skating.
  3. Go skating with a family member or den for at least three hours. Chart your time.

Roller Skating Sports Pin 

Earn the Roller Skating belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Participate in a pack or community skating event.
  2. Demonstrate how to disassemble and reassemble skates.
  3. Explain the proper clothing for roller or inline skating.
  4. Spend at least 30 minutes, on two occasions, practicing warm up exercises before skating.
  5. Play a game of roller hockey,
  6. Learn two new roller skating skills: Forward Scissors, Forward Stroking, Crossover, or Squat Skate.
  7. Participate in a roller or inline skating skill development clinic.
  8. Demonstrate how to stop quickly and safely.
  9. Demonstrate how to skate backwards. Skate backwards for five feet.
  10. Play a game on roller skates, roller blades, or inline skates.

The Cub Scout Sports Roller Skating belt loop and pin are for inline and wheeled skates See the Ice Skating for speed and figure skating on ice.

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Snow Ski and Board Sports

Belt Loop  Snow Ski and Board Sports Loop

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the conditioning, clothing, equipment, and planning needed for snow skiing or boarding.
  2. Be able to explain safety and courtesy codes for a downhill or cross-country trip.
  3. Go skiing or snow boarding. Demonstrate how to stop and turn.

Snow Ski and Board Sports Pin 

Earn the Snow Ski and Board Sports belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Explain the different kinds of ski lifts. Use one.
  2. Describe the four universal symbols used to indicate ski trail difficulty.
  3. Demonstrate how to hold your position, get up from a fall, and do basic turns
  4. Demonstrate how to fall safely to avoid injury.
  5. Demonstrate five cross country skills, such as a kick turn, diagonal stride, double pole, side-step, step turn, herringbone, straight downhill running, cross-country snowplow, side slipping, pole drag, diagonal stride uphill, and traverse.
  6. Participate in a game using skis or boards; such as relays, races, or racing around poles or flags.
  7. Explain what to do if you see a skiing or snow boarding accident. Discuss the dangers of avalanche.
  8. Take skiing or snow boarding lessons.
  9. View a film on skiing or snow boarding.
  10. Talk with a member of a ski patrol and learn about the job he or she does at the ski slope.

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Soccer

Belt Loop  Soccer

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of soccer to your leader or adult partner.

  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing soccer skills.

  3. Play a game of soccer

Soccer Sports Pin 

Earn the Soccer belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Participate in a pack, school, or community soccer tournament.
  2. Demonstrate the skills of passing, collecting, shooting, heading, dribbling, and tackling.
  3. Demonstrate skill in goal keeping.
  4. Accurately lay out a soccer field for a game.
  5. Demonstrate five types of fouls and explain why players should avoid them.
  6. Demonstrate how to juggle the soccer ball and keep it from touching the ground for 30 seconds.
  7. Play at least two games of Soccer Tennis.
  8. Spend at least a total of six hours playing soccer. Keep track of your time on a chart.
  9. Join a soccer team in your community or school.
  10. Attend a high school, college, or professional soccer game.
  11. Learn about a U.S. Olympic soccer team and report your information to your den.
  12. Explain the history of soccer.

 For more information see Sports Pins.

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Softball

Belt Loop  Softball

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of softball to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing softball skills.
  3. Participate in a softball game.

Softball Sports Pin 

Earn the Softball belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Compete in a pack or community softball tournament.
  2. Demonstrate skill in the following throwing techniques: overhand, sidearm, underhand, softball game. and the relay throw.
  3. Demonstrate skill in the following catching techniques: fielding a ground ball, fielding a pop-up, catching a line drive.
  4. Demonstrate correct pitching techniques and practice for three half-hour sessions.
  5. Demonstrate correct hitting techniques, including bunting. Practice for three half-hour sessions.
  6. Explain the rules of base running and demonstrate skill in the following sliding techniques: the straight-in slide, the hook slide, and the headfirst slide.
  7. Learn and demonstrate base coaching signals.
  8. Learn about one defensive position (shortstop, catcher, etc.) and practice at that position for three half-hour sessions.
  9. Attend a high school, college, or community softball game.

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Swimming

Belt Loop  Swimming

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain rules of Safe Swim Defense. Emphasize the buddy system.
  2. Play a recreational game in the water with your den, pack, or family.
  3. While holding a kick board, propel yourself 25 feet using a flutter kick across the shallow end of the swimming area

Swimming Sports Pin 

Earn the Swimming belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Practice the breathing motion of the crawl stroke while standing in shallow water. Take a breath, place your head in the water, exhale, and turn your head to the side to take a breath. Repeat.
  2. Learn two of the following strokes: crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, or breaststroke.
  3. Learn two of the following floating skills: jellyfish float, turtle float, canoe (prone) float.
  4. Using a kickboard, demonstrate three kinds of kicks.
  5. Pass the "Beginner" or "Swimmer" swim level test.
  6. Visit with a lifeguard and talk about swimming safety in various situations (pool, lake, river, ocean). Learn about the training a lifeguard needs for his or her job.
  7. Explain the four rescue techniques: Reach, Throw, Row, and Go (with support)
  8. Take swimming lessons.
  9. Attend a swim meet at a school or community pool.
  10. Tread water for 30 seconds.
  11. Learn about a U.S. swimmer who has earned a medal in the Olympics
  12. Demonstrate the proper use of a mask and snorkel in a swimming area where your feet can touch the bottom.

Swimming precautions:

All swimming activities done by Cub Scout Packs must be done in accordance with the rules in the "Safe Swim Defense", described in the Guide to Safe Scouting.   Those rules are not mandatory for individuals or families, of course, swimming in private or public pools, lakes, or beaches, although families are encouraged to use as much of them as appropriate. They ARE mandatory for all Cub Scout aquatic activities, trips to swimming pools arranged as Den or Pack meetings or outings.  Click Here for detailed information about the Aquatic Safety requirements.

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Table Tennis

Belt Loop  Table Tennis

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of table tennis to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing table tennis skills.
  3. Participate in a table tennis game.

Table Tennis Sports Pin 

Earn the Table Tennis belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Compete in a pack or community table tennis tournament.
  2. Demonstrate your knowledge, use, and care of the equipment needed to play table tennis (racket or paddle, table and net, ball, tennis or basketball shoes, and comfortable clothing).
  3. Practice 30 minutes developing serving skills.
  4. Practice 30 minutes developing your forehand and backhand strokes.
  5. Explain to your leader or adult partner how spin affects the bounce of the ball.
  6. Accurately set up a table tennis table and net according to USA Table Tennis rules.
  7. 7.Play five games of table tennis.
  8. Participate in a table tennis skills development clinic.
  9. Explain to your leader or adult partner how to score a table tennis game.
  10. Participate in a game of doubles table tennis (four people playing in one game, two people per side).

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Tennis

Belt Loop  Tennis

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of tennis to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing tennis skills.
  3. Participate in a tennis game.

Tennis Sports Pin  

Earn the Tennis belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Compete in a pack or community tennis tournament.
  2. Demonstrate your knowledge of the use and care of the equipment needed to play tennis (rackets, balls, shoes, clothing, and court).
  3. Practice for 30 minutes developing forehand techniques through forehand bump-ups with a bounce, partner bump-ups with a target, forehand alley rally, forehand alley rally over a "net," drop-hit forehand bumps, drop-hit catch in pairs, and toss-hit catch in pairs.
  4. Practice developing serving skills for 30 minutes.
  5. Explain to your leader or adult partner how to score in tennis.
  6. Accurately draw, label, and explain a tennis court layout.
  7. Play five games of tennis using U.S. Tennis Association rules.
  8. Participate in a tennis skills development clinic.
  9. Attend a high school, college, or professional tennis meet.
  10. Present to your den or family a report on the history of tennis.

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Ultimate

Belt Loop  Ultimate

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of ultimate to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing ultimate skills.
  3. Participate in an ultimate game.

Ultimate Sports Pin 

Earn the Ultimate belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Compete in a pack or community ultimate tournament.
  2. Demonstrate effective pivoting while throwing. Use the following throwing styles: backhand pass, sidearm pass, and upside-down pass.
  3. Demonstrate skill in the following catching techniques:one-handed, clapping, and sandwich.
  4. Spend a total of 90 minutes in practice developing individual defensive skills for the positions of marker and defender. Keep track of your time on a chart.
  5. Explain the flight dynamics of the ultimate disk. Draw a diagram if needed.
  6. Accurately lay out an ultimate playing field, including end zones.
  7. Play five games of ultimate.
  8. Participate in an ultimate skills development clinic.
  9. Explain the history of ultimate and how it became a sport.

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Volleyball

Belt Loop  Volleyball

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of volleyball to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing skills to play the sport of volleyball.
  3. Participate in a volleyball game.

Volleyball Sports Pin 

Earn the Volleyball belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Compete in a pack, school, or community volleyball tournament.
  2. Demonstrate skill in two volleyball passing techniques: forearm pass and overhead pass (setting).
  3. Demonstrate skill in two volleyball serving techniques: underhand and overhand.
  4. Spend at least 90 minutes in practice to develop individual skills for volleyball. Make a chart to record your practice efforts.
  5. Explain how volleyball matches are scored, including the terms side-out and rally scoring.
  6. Accurately lay out a volleyball court.
  7. Play five games of volleyball.
  8. Officiate at least three games of volleyball.
  9. Explain the importance of good sportsmanship.
  10. Attend a high school, college, or professional volleyball game.

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