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CUB SCOUT SPORTS: BADMINTON

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 BADMINTON SPORTS BELT LOOP

Complete these three requirements:
  1. Explain the rules of badminton to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing badminton skills.
  3. Participate in a badminton game.


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BADMINTON SPORTS PIN

Earn the Badminton belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Compete in a pack or community badminton tournament.
  2. Demonstrate your knowledge of the use and care of the equipment needed to play badminton: shuttlecock (shuttle or bird), racket, court, net and comfortable clothes and shoes.
  3. Demonstrate skill in the following grip techniques: forehand and backhand.
  4. Spend at least 60 minutes practicing to develop skills for shots and strokes (clear, drive, drop, and smash). Keep track of your time on a chart.
  5. Demonstrate skill in the following: hit the shuttle using forehand or backhand; hit the shuttle, alternating forehand and backhand; hit the shuttle against the wall with a forehand or backhand; hit the shuttle against the wall, alternating forehand and backhand.
  6. Accurately lay out a badminton court, including net and lines.
  7. Play five games of badminton.
  8. Participate in a badminton skills development clinic.
  9. Play at least three games during which you make your own foul calls effectively to your leader's satisfaction.



GENERAL SPORTS REQUIREMENTS

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

Remember:

  • 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 BADMINTON RESOURCES FOR KIDS

  1. Badminton (Anita van Dijk)
  2. Badminton Canada
  3. Badminton Central - contains comprehensive Badminton information.
  4. Badminton in Italy - clubs, contacts and other valuable information for badminton enthusiasts in Italy.
  5. Badminton In Metropolitan Area Of New York
  6. Badminton Kayldall - Luxemburg
  7. Badminton Munich
  8. Badminton UK - for players and supporters. Offers a message board, club and association directories, and other resource links.
  9. Dr. Piuzant Kassabian - legendary player.
  10. For Badminton Fans
  11. Latest New Shuttlenws Reports
  12. New Shuttlenws - all the latest news stories.
 

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