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CUB SCOUT SPORTS: GOLF

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 GOLF SPORTS BELT LOOP

Complete these three requirements:
  1. Explain the rules of golf to your leader or adult partner. Explain the need for caution concerning golf clubs and golf balls.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing golfing skills.
  3. Participate in a round of golf (nine holes).


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GOLF SPORTS PIN

Earn the Golf belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Explain the use of woods and irons. Explain their differences.
  2. Explain how par is determined for a hole.
  3. Demonstrate the proper grip of the club to your leader, adult partner, or instructor.
  4. Spend 30 minutes practicing the swing styles: full swing, approach swing, and putting swing.
  5. Spend 30 minutes practicing aim, stance, and the address position.
  6. Draw a diagram of a typical golf hole, from tee to green.
  7. Demonstrate your knowledge of the use and care of golf equipment clubs, ball, tee, bag, shoes, and gloves.
  8. Describe the composition of a regulation golf ball.
  9. Take golf lessons.
  10. Spend 30 n-dnutes hitting balls on a driving range.
  11. Play miniature golf.



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 GOLF RESOURCES FOR KIDS

  1. Didrikson Zaharias, Mildred (Babe)
  2. Kids Golf - kids play in a National Skills Challenge while attending a golf summer camp.
  3. KidzGolf.com - write stories, draw or color pictures, play golf games, and read lots of golf information at this site for kids under 12.
  4. Masters, The - read all the coverage of this year's Masters tournament from Augusta.
  5. Taylor Made Kids - kids golf site. Includes a Wacky Caddy game, bulletin board, information about Taylor Made's staff players, and more.
  6. iGolf Tiger Watch - the latest news on the golf sensation.
  7. Strokes of Genius - find out what Ken Griffey, Jr.'s and Tiger Wood's swings have in common in this article from Tomorrow's Morning.
  8. Tiger Info - from Tiger Woods Online.
  9. Tiger Woods Quiz - test your knowledge of Tiger with this quiz from the Tiger Woods Shrine.
  10. Unofficial Tiger Woods Page - facts and info about Tiger.
 

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