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Belt Loop and Pin
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Cub Scout Sports: Skiing

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 Skiing Sports Belt Loop

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

Requirements for the Skiing Sports Pin

Earn the Skiing belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Explain the different kinds of ski lifts and how they work. Use one.
  2. Describe the four universal symbols used to indicate ski trail difficulty.
  3. Demonstrate how to snowplow (wedge position), hold your position, and get up from a fall.
  4. Demonstrate how to do a basic christie.
  5. Demonstrate five cross-country skills, such as a kick turn, the diagonal stride, double poling, sidestepping, the step turn, the herringbone, straight downhill running, the snowplow, side-slipping, dragging the pole, the diagonal stride uphill, and a traverse.
  6. Participate in at least three games using skis, such as relays, races, treasure hunts, and skiing around poles or flags.
  7. Explain what to do if you see a skiing accident
  8. Take skiing lessons.
  9. Watch a film on skiing.
  10. Talk with a member of a ski. patrol and learn about the job he or she does at the ski slope.

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 Skiing Resources for Kids

Alpine World Cup - get news, results, standings, and racer profiles for the 1998 ski racing season.
California Snow - get information on all of California's ski resorts by region. Site includes info on great California skiers and snowboarders, and chance to win a season ski pass.
Colorado Ski Country USA - information you need to plan a skiing vacation in Colorado.
Resort Sports Network - provides information on snow conditions and weather at ski resorts world wide. Site includes live web cams images from the resorts.
Ski Resort Cams - see images from ski resorts all over North America.
Ski Tips Library - read skiing advice from the Waterville Valley, New Hampshire ski school.
Skiing Images on Postage Stamps - pictures of downhill skiing champs like Donna Weinbrecht and Debbie Armstrong on postage stamps.
Snow Sliding - site dedicated to skiing featuring articles on skills, equipment, and popular ski areas in Europe and America.
SnoWeb - read about the mighty terrain and fresh powder at ski resorts around the United States.
Summit at Snoqualmie - visit this ski resort in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. You'll find ski conditions, trail info, events, and more!
Waterville Valley - this ski resort in the White Mountains of New Hampshire offers info on its winter and summer activities.
Winter Sports Foundation - skis, snowboards, sleds, and skates! If it involves being out in the cold, you can find it 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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