Bowling - Cub Scout Academics & Sports Guide
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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.  


Complete these dtree requirements:
  1. Explain to your leader or adult partner the rules of courtesy and safety for bowling.
  2. Show how to pick out a ball of proper weight and with finger holes that fit your hand.
  3. Play a complete game with your family or den.


Earn the Bowling belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Give a brief history of the sport of bowling.
  2. Define the following terms: strike, spare, split, miss, and foul. Show their symbols for scoring.
  3. Demonstrate proper stance, delivery, balance, and follow-through to your leader or adult partner.
  4. Try different types of delivery and hand positions and see which work best for you.
  5. Score a complete game using a score sheet an the proper symbols.
  6. Play at least four games and chart your progress. Figure out your average score.
  7. Compete in a Scout, family, school, or community bowling tournament,
  8. Take bowling lessons.
  9. Attend a parent high school, college, or professional bowling competition.
  10. Visit a bowling alley and learn about the care and maintenance of the bowling lanes, pins, and racks.


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


  • 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.


  1. Across The Lanes - bowling news, commentary, product reviews, and more.
  2. Action Bowlers - bowling nostalgia site from Butch the Gambler. Post and read about your favorite action bowlers, lanes, characters, etc.
  3. Adam's Bowling Page - tips, pictures, and games.
  4. Amateur Bowling Tournaments - if you're a bowler and want to find a tournament to participant in, then this is the place to look.
  5. - industry news, feature stories, events, tournaments and results, games, trivia, newsletter, tips, and more.
  6. Bowler's Web
  7. Bowlernet Entertainment Guide - guide to bowling alleys.
  8. Bowlers Journal International - international monthly magazine providing instruction, business advise and tournament information.
  9. Bowlers Only Page - Kenosha's source for bowling.
  10. - bowling ball guide.
  11. Bowling [Michael G. Thompson] - FAQ, equipment specifications, ball survey, clip art, instructor list, bowling links, manufacturer's addresses, bowler's dictionary, and much more!
  12. Bowling [Robert Miller, Jr.]
  13. Bowling This Month - technical magazine for the high average bowler, pro shop and coach. Includes ball reviews, instructional articles including lane play, mental game, and biomechanics.
  14. Bowling Trivia Quiz
  15. Bowling World - tabloid publication printed monthly. Bowling World On-Line is free and dedicated to promoting the sport.
  16. Bowling-Tips! - suggestions on stance, swing, steps, and more.
  17. Complete Bowling Internet Index - information on all aspects of bowling.
  18. DomeJohnny's World of Bowling - includes 1996 PBA season highlights, graphics, and articles.
  19. Halo's Hallowed Lanes - contains the column, The Right Approach, Halo's bio, as well as links to other bowling sites.
  20. International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame - includes the history of the sport, weekly trivia, and a museum shop.
  21. Roger's Bowling Page
  22. Salvatore Bagatelli's Sports Desk - jokes, editorials, and league results.
  23. Sasquach's Bowling Page
  24. Strikefx - articles from writers and bowlers from all over the world.

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