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Requirements for
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Belt Loop and Pin
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Cub Scout Sports: Bowling

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 Bowling Sports Belt Loop

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.

Requirements for the Bowling Sports Pin

Earn the Bowling belt loop, and complete 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 an 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.

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 Bowling Resources for Kids

  1. Across The Lanes - bowling news, commentary, product reviews, and more.
  2. Action Bowlers - bowling nostalgia site from Butch the Gambler. Post and read about your favorite action bowlers, lanes, characters, etc.
  3. Adam's Bowling Page - tips, pictures, and games.
  4. Amateur Bowling Tournaments - if you're a bowler and want to find a tournament to participant in, then this is the place to look.
  5. - industry news, feature stories, events, tournaments and results, games, trivia, newsletter, tips, and more.
  6. Bowler's Web
  7. Bowlernet Entertainment Guide - guide to bowling alleys.
  8. Bowlers Journal International - international monthly magazine providing instruction, business advise and tournament information.
  9. Bowlers Only Page - Kenosha's source for bowling.
  10. - bowling ball guide.
  11. Bowling [Michael G. Thompson] - FAQ, equipment specifications, ball survey, clip art, instructor list, bowling links, manufacturer's addresses, bowler's dictionary, and much more!
  12. Bowling [Robert Miller, Jr.]
  13. Bowling This Month - technical magazine for the high average bowler, pro shop and coach. Includes ball reviews, instructional articles including lane play, mental game, and biomechanics.
  14. Bowling Trivia Quiz
  15. Bowling World - tabloid publication printed monthly. Bowling World On-Line is free and dedicated to promoting the sport.
  16. Bowling-Tips! - suggestions on stance, swing, steps, and more.
  17. Complete Bowling Internet Index - information on all aspects of bowling.
  18. DomeJohnny's World of Bowling - includes 1996 PBA season highlights, graphics, and articles.
  19. Halo's Hallowed Lanes - contains the column, The Right Approach, Halo's bio, as well as links to other bowling sites.
  20. International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame - includes the history of the sport, weekly trivia, and a museum shop.
  21. Roger's Bowling Page
  22. Salvatore Bagatelli's Sports Desk - jokes, editorials, and league results.
  23. Sasquach's Bowling Page
  24. Strikefx - articles from writers and bowlers from all over the world.


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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