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CUB SCOUT SPORTS: BASEBALL

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 BASEBALL SPORTS BELT LOOP

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


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BASEBALL SPORTS PIN

Earn the Baseball belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Participate in a pack or community baseball tournament.
  2. Demonstrate skill in two of the following throwing techniques: overhand, sidearm, underhand, and the relay throw.
  3. Demonstrate skill in two of the following catching techniques: fielding a ground ball, fielding a pop-up, catching a line drive.
  4. Demonstrate correct pitching techniques.
  5. Demonstrate correct hitting techniques, including bunting.
  6. Explain the rules of base running. Explain base coaching signals.
  7. Demonstrate skill in the following sliding techniques: the straight-in slide, the hook slide, and the headfirst slide.
  8. Play five games of baseball using standard baseball rules.
  9. Draw a baseball field to scale or set one up for play.
  10. Attend a high school, college, or professional baseball game.
  11. Read a book, about a baseball player and give a report about him or her to your den or family.



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 BASEBALL RESOURCES FOR KIDS

  1. Ballparks by Munsey and Suppes - history, pictures and facts about baseball, basketball, football, and hockey stadiums.
  2. Baseball StatsWeb - this historical baseball reference source has statistics for every player, team, and season.
  3. Baseball.... and Math - this ThinkQuest site lets you see the more mathematical side of baseball. It has cool problems to solve, bloopers, and even clips of music to make you feel like you're at the ballpark!
  4. Cubs For Kids Only Page - trivia, games, and tons of tips for playing better baseball from the official Cubs site.
  5. Exploratorium's Science of Baseball - explore the science behind the game. Find out why curveballs curve and what's behind a home run swing.
  6. Legendary Ladies of Baseball - examine the history of women's baseball. Look at pictures or browse through the memorabilia.
  7. Louisville Slugger - find everything you ever wanted to know about this equipment, plus other great baseball links.
  8. Science Behind a Home Run - learn how to find the "sweet spot" of a baseball bat and about the science of hitting a home run!
 

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