Cub Scout Sports:
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.
Requirements for the Baseball Sports Belt Loop
Complete these three requirements:
- Explain the rules of baseball to your leader or adult partner.
- Spend at least 30 minutes practicing baseball skills.
- Participate in a baseball game.
Requirements for the Baseball Sports Pin
Earn the Baseball belt loop, and complete five of the following
- Participate in a pack or community baseball tournament.
- Demonstrate skill in two of the following throwing techniques:
overhand, sidearm, underhand, and the relay throw.
- Demonstrate skill in two of the following catching techniques:
fielding a ground ball, fielding a pop-up, catching a line drive.
- Demonstrate correct pitching techniques.
- Demonstrate correct hitting techniques, including bunting.
- Explain the rules of base running. Explain base coaching signals.
- Demonstrate skill in the following sliding techniques: the
straight-in slide, the hook slide, and the headfirst slide.
- Play five games of baseball using standard baseball rules.
- Draw a baseball field to scale or set one up for play.
- Attend a high school, college, or professional baseball game.
- Read a book, about a baseball player and give a report about him
or her to your den or family.
General Sports Requirements
Following are the requirements for earning the Sports belts loops and
|Belt loops and pins are earned only by Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and
Webelos Scouts (not adults).
|The archery and BB-gun shooting belt loops and pins must be earned
under BSA range-trained supervision. The BB-gun shooting loop and
pin must be earned at a BSA facility range.
|Requirements may be adjusted to accommodate the special needs of
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts with disabilities.
|Webelos Scouts may earn a belt loop or pin a second time to
qualify for Webelos activity badges.
|Boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should
encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs
should have a clear policy in place about whether the pack or the
boy's family is responsible for the cost of awards earned more than
Cub-Safe Baseball Resources for Kids
|Ballparks by Munsey and Suppes
- history, pictures and facts about baseball, basketball, football,
and hockey stadiums.
|Baseball StatsWeb -
this historical baseball reference source has statistics for every
player, team, and season.
and Math - this ThinkQuest site lets you see the more
mathematical side of baseball. It has cool problems to solve,
bloopers, and even clips of music to make you feel like you're at
Kids Only Page - trivia, games, and tons of tips for playing
better baseball from the official Cubs site.
Science of Baseball - explore the science behind the game. Find
out why curveballs curve and what's behind a home run swing.
Ladies of Baseball - examine the history of women's baseball.
Look at pictures or browse through the memorabilia.
|Louisville Slugger - find
everything you ever wanted to know about this equipment, plus other
great baseball links.
Behind a Home Run - learn how to find the "sweet spot"
of a baseball bat and about the science of hitting a home run!|