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 Skiing Sports Belt Loop
- Explain the conditioning, clothing, equipment, and planning needed
for a ski activity.
- Be able to explain safety and courtesy codes for a downhill or
cross-country ski trip.
- 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
- Explain the different kinds of ski lifts and how they work. Use
- Describe the four universal symbols used to indicate ski trail
- Demonstrate how to snowplow (wedge position), hold your position,
and get up from a fall.
- Demonstrate how to do a basic christie.
- 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.
- Participate in at least three games using skis, such as relays,
races, treasure hunts, and skiing around poles or flags.
- Explain what to do if you see a skiing accident
- Take skiing lessons.
- Watch a film on skiing.
- 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
|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 Skiing Resources for Kids
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.
Cams - see images from ski resorts all over North America.
Tips Library - read skiing advice from the Waterville Valley,
New Hampshire ski school.
on Postage Stamps - pictures of downhill skiing champs like
Donna Weinbrecht and Debbie Armstrong on postage stamps.
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
Snoqualmie - visit this ski resort in the Cascade Mountains of
Washington. You'll find ski conditions, trail info, events, and
|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!|