Snow Ski and Board Sports - Cub Scout Academics & Sports Guide
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CUB SCOUT SPORTS: SNOW SKI AND BOARD SPORTS

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 SNOW SKI AND BOARD SPORTS BELT LOOP

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain conditioning, clothing, equipment, and planning needed for snow skiing or boarding.
  2. Be able to explain safety and courtesy codes for a downhill or cross-country trip.
  3. Go skiing or snow boarding. Demonstrate how to stop and turn.


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SNOW SKI AND BOARD SPORTS PIN

Earn the Skiing belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Explain the different categories of ski lifts. Use one.
  2. Describe the four universal symbols used to indicate ski trail difficulty.
  3. Demonstrate how to hold your position, get up from a fall, and do basic turns.
  4. Demonstrate how to fall safely to avoid injury.
  5. Demonstrate five cross country skills, such as a kick turn, diagonal stride, double pole, side-step, step turn, herringbone, straight downhill running, cross-country snowplow, sideslipping, pole drag, diagonal stride uphill, and traverse.
  6. Participate in a game using skis or boards; such as relays, races, or racing around poles or flags.
  7. Explain what to do if you see a skiing or snow boarding accident. Discuss the dangers of avalanche.
  8. Take skiing or snow boarding lessons.
  9. View a film on skiing or snow boarding.
  10. Talk with a member of a ski patrol and learn about the job he or she does at the ski slope.



    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 SNOW SKI AND BOARD SPORTS RESOURCES FOR KIDS

     

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