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CUB SCOUT SPORTS: BASKETBALL

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 BASKETBALL SPORTS BELT LOOP

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of basketball to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing basketball skills.
  3. Participate in a basketball game.


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BASKETBALL SPORTS PIN

Earn the Basketball belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Compete in a pack or community basketball tournament.
  2. Demonstrate effective passing using the chest pass, bounce pass, over-the-head pass, and baseball pass.
  3. Successfully demonstrate the set shot and jump shot shooting styles.
  4. Demonstrate skill in the following dribbling techniques: high dribble, low dribble, turnable dribble, change-of-pace dribble, and combination dribble.
  5. Spend at least 30 minutes on three different occasions developing individual defensive skills.
  6. Explain and demonstrate 10 official basketball signals.
  7. Play three shot-improving games with a member of your den or team.
  8. Play five games of basketball.
  9. Participate in a basketball clinic.
  10. Attend a high school, college, or professional basketball game.



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 BASKETBALL RESOURCES FOR KIDS

  1. All About Basketball - includes the history of basketball, the rules of the game, and some drills for you to do.
  2. Basketball Tips for Kids - covers key fundamentals for shooting, defense, rebounding, etc.
  3. All About Basketball - includes the history of basketball, the rules of the game, and some drills for you to do.
  4. Basketball Mania!!! - visit this ThinkQuest site to learn the history of basketball, the fundamentals, and how to play the game. Then, test your knowledge with basketball trivia testers.
  5. Hooplife - this great site has news and stories from the NBA, WNBA, NCAA, and other basketball leagues.
  6. Hoops Nation - nationwide search for the best pick-up games and courts in the U.S. Send them your favorite places to play.
  7. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame - find out how women's basketball has gone from peach baskets and long skirts to the WNBA. You can also learn how to visit this Knoxville museum and see who's an inductee.
 

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