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CUB SCOUT SPORTS: FLAG FOOTBALL

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 FLAG FOOTBALL SPORTS BELT LOOP

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain or discuss the simple rules of flag football with your den.
  2. Practice running, passing, and catching skills for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Play a game of flag football.


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FLAG FOOTBALL SPORTS PIN

Earn the Flag Football belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Layout and properly mark a flag football field at a park or playground.
  2. Explain the difference between defense and offense in a flag football game.
  3. Describe five different positions a player may play in flag football. Name the position that you prefer to play.
  4. During three half-hour sessions, practice the skills of passing, hand-offs, rushing, and running.
  5. Participate in a flag-football clinic.
  6. Consider all the people who make it possible to play a game of flag football. List parents, coaches, team members, scorekeepers, referees, groundskeepers, etc,
  7. Play in five flag football games without incurring a penalty.
  8. Explain and demonstrate at least six football officiating signals.
  9. Attend a high school, college, or community league football game.
  10. Read a book about a football player and tell your den or family about the player's training and work ethics.
  11. Talk with a referee or official of a high school, college, or community football league and learn about the job he or she does at a football 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 FLAG FOOTBALL RESOURCES FOR KIDS

     

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