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Requirements for
Sports Bicycling
Belt Loop and Pin
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Cub Scout Sports: Bicycling

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 Bicycling Sports Belt Loop

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of safe bicycling to your den leader or adult partner.
  2. Demonstrate the correct fit of a bicycle helmet
  3. Show how to ride a bike safely, using all hand signals and following all safety and traffic rules. Ride for at least half an hour with an adult partner, your family, or your den.

Requirements for the Bicycling Sports Pin

Earn the Bicycle belt loop, complete requirement 1 below, and do four additional requirements:
  1. Record on a chart at least 25 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. Demonstrate to your den or pack the use of proper bicycling safety equipment
  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.

General Sports Requirements

Following are the requirements for earning the Sports belts loops and pins.

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 once.

Cub-Safe Bicycling Resources for Kids

BikeAbout - this fascinating group bicycled completely around the Mediterranean, making school visits and publishing their logs and information on the web in order to increase international cooperation and understanding.
1997 Tour de France - daily race coverage from USA Today.
Bicycle Museum of America - if you thought your bike was an antique, check out these models from 1810 to the present!
Bicycle Transit Authority - learn how to fix your bike, best places to ride and more.
Bicycling Magazine - learn about the sport, read about your favorite cyclists, find out about upcoming races, and more.
Bike Gallery - an introduction to custom bike fitting from this store in Portland, Oregon.
Breast Cancer Ride for Life - find out about this bike ride from Oceanside to Malibu on March 18-19, 2000 to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer.
Cross Country Cyclist - follow the adventures of these fifth graders who biked from Oregon to Virginia, following the trail of Lewis and Clark and keeping a travelogue along the way. - the global cycling network.
Daniel Convissor: Bicycles - information on helmet legislation, riding techniques, and bike safety related issues.
International Human Powered Vehicle Association - get information on records and race results, HPV photos and movies, and answers to questions about these human powered creations that can go almost 70 mph.
Lehigh Valley Velodrome - check out this arena where racers compete on bicycles with incredibly narrow tires and no brakes!
National Bicycle History Archive of America - read about bikes from your grandparents' day and check out some cool photos.
Pearl Izumi - get the scoop on this company's active wear, such as custom biking jerseys.
Road Riding's Tips on Road Cycling Skills and Techniques - including how to get better, going up and down hills, cornering, shifting gears, and more.
Road Safety Page - Australian site with information for kids about bike safety, buses and cars, and other safety tips.
Schwinn Bicycles - still pedaling hard after 101 years.
Stolen Bike Registry, The - make it easier to recover your bike if it's stolen by registering it online!
Trips for Kids - this group provides bikes and outings to low-income children in Northern California.
Velo News Interactive - everything you want to know about professional cycling is here.

Pack 121 Leader - Michael Daigneault

The Pack 121 web site is maintained by
Jennifer Todd-Whitson and Kellie Malo

Pack 121 is a member of the
Mohegan Council
19 Harvard St.
Worcester, MA 01609-2870
Phone: 508-752-3768

This page was updated on 10/17/00

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