Belt Loop and Pin
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 Softball Sports Belt Loop
- Explain the rules of softball to your leader or adult partner.
- Spend at least 30 minutes practicing softball skills.
- Participate in a softball game.
Requirements for the Softball Sports Pin
Earn the Softball belt loop, and complete five of the following
- Compete in a pack or community softball tournament
- Demonstrate skill in the following throwing techniques: overhand,
sidearm, underhand, and the relay throw.
- Demonstrate skill in the following catching techniques: fielding a
ground ball, fielding a pop-up, catching a line drive.
- Demonstrate correct pitching techniques and practice for three
- Demonstrate correct hitting techniques, including bunting.
Practice for three half-hour sessions.
- Explain the rules of base running and demonstrate skill in the
following sliding techniques: the straight-in slide, the hook slide,
and the headfirst slide.
- Learn and demonstrate base coaching signals.
- Learn about one defensive position (shortstop, catcher, etc.) and
practice at that position for three half-hour sessions.
- Attend a high school, college, or community softball game.
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 Softball Resources for Kids
About Baseball and Softball - gives you the history of baseball
and softball as well as the rules of the game, a sports timeline,
information on Little League, and drills for you to do.
- Players' Tips - get tips for playing better softball from
Youth Sports Network's softball guru.
|T-Ball USA - learn about
this pre-baseball and softball sport for youth. The site includes
rules and an explanation of the game.|
Pack 121 Leader - Michael
The Pack 121 web site is maintained by
Jennifer Todd-Whitson and Kellie
Pack 121 is a member of the
19 Harvard St.
Worcester, MA 01609-2870
This page was updated on 10/17/00