Cub Scout Bicycling

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Bicycling
Belt Loop and Pin
Bicycling Sports Belt Loop
Image:s-Bicycling.gif
Bicycling Sports Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)
The Cub Scout Bicycling Belt Loop is an option for the Webelos Sportsman activity badge.
The Cub Scout Bicycling belt loop and pin help prepare Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge.


The Cub Scout Bicycling belt loop and pin are a part of the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts may earn this award in a Family, Den, Pack, school, or community setting. Tiger Cubs must be always accompanied by their Adult partner.


Contents

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of safe bicycling to your den leader or adult partner.
  2. Demonstrate how to wear the proper safety equipment for bicycling.
  3. Show how to ride a bike safely. Ride for at least half an hour with an adult partner, your family, or den.

Sports Pin Requirements

Earn the Bicycling belt loop, and complete requirement 1 below, and so four more of the following requirements:

  1. Make a chart to record at least 10 hours of bicycling. (Required)
  2. Participate in a pack, den, or community bike rodeo.
  3. Demonstrate how to repair a flat tire on a bicycle.
  4. Make a poster illustrating different types of early bikes and show it to your den.
  5. Give a demonstration to your den or pack on the proper use of safety equipment and gear.
  6. With the help of a parent or adult partner, register or reregister your bicycle.
  7. Go on a "bicycle hike" with your family or den. Obey traffic rules related to bicycling.
  8. Repair or restore a nonfunctioning bicycle to a safe condition. Include the installation of all proper safety devices.
  9. Visit a bicycle race or exhibition.
  10. Help set up a bike rodeo or bike competition for your pack.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply No. 34299)


Help with these requirements

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Cub Scout Bicycling is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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Beltloop

Pin

  • 2 & 10: Bike Rodeo Info
  • 7: A "bicycle hike" is a hike on a bike, typically less than an hour for Cub Scouts.

Notes

  1. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times


Related achievements, electives, or other awards

Bear Cub Scout
  • 14a. Know the rules for bike safety...register - See Bicycling Belt Loop requirement #1 & Pin #6
  • 14b. Learn to ride a bike... - See Bicycling Belt Loop requirement #3
  • 14d. Change a tire on a bicycle... - See Bicycling Pin requirement #3
  • 14f. Ride a bike for 1 mile... - See Bicycling Pin requirement #7
  • 14g. Plan and take a family bike hike. - See Bicycling Pin requirement #7
Webelos Scout
  • Sportsman Activity Badge requirement 3. (earn the Cub Scout Bicycling Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)


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