Ice Skating - Cub Scout Academics & Sports Guide
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CUB SCOUT SPORTS: ICE SKATING

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 ICE SKATING SPORTS BELT LOOP

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain ways to protect yourself while ice skating, and the need for proper safety equipment.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing the skills of skating.
  3. Go ice skating with a family member or den for at least three hours. Chart your time.


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ICE SKATING SPORTS PIN

Earn the Ice Skating belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Participate in a pack or community ice skating event.
  2. Demonstrate how to sharpen your skates correctly.
  3. Demonstrate how to lace, assemble, and dissemble your skates correctly.
  4. On two occasions, spend at least 30 minutes practicing warm-up exercises before skating.
  5. Play a skating game on the ice.
  6. Learn two new figure-skating skills: Forward Swizzles, Glides, Backward Swizzles, and Backward Wiggle.
  7. Demonstrate how to "start" in a speed skating race.
  8. Explain the difference between long-track and short-track speed skating.
  9. Participate in a skating skill development clinic.
  10. Tell about an Olympian athlete in figure skating or speed skating. What were some of his or her best traits?

    The Ice Skating belt loop and pin are for speed and figure skating on ice. See Roller Skating for information on roller blading and in-line skating requirements. See Hockey for information on hockey requirements.



    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 ICE SKATING RESOURCES FOR KIDS

     

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