Cub Scout Bowling

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Belt Loop and Pin
Bowling Sports Belt Loop
Bowling Sports Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)

The Cub Scout Bowling 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.


Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

1. Explain to your leader or adult partner the rules of courtesy and safety for bowling.
2. Show how to pick out a ball of proper weight and with finger holes that fit your hand.
3. Play a complete game with your family or den.

Sports Pin Requirements

Earn the Bowling belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

1. Give a brief history of the sport of bowling.
2. Define the following terms: strike, spare, split, miss, and foul. Show their symbols for scoring.
3. Demonstrate proper stance, delivery, balance, and follow-through to your leader or adult partner.
4. Try different types of delivery and hand positions and see which work best for you.
5. Score a complete game using a score sheet and the proper symbols.
6. Play at least four games and chart your progress. Figure out your average score.
7. Compete in a Scout, family, school, or community bowling tournament.
8. Take bowling lessons.
9. Attend a parent, high school, college, or professional bowling competition.
10. Visit a bowling alley and learn about the care and maintenance of the bowling lanes, pins, and racks.


  1. Earning the Cub Scout Bowling Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is an option for requirement 3 of the Webelos Sportsman Activity Badge.
  2. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times

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