Cub Scout Snow Ski and Board Sports

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Snow Ski and Board Sports
Belt Loop and Pin
Snow Ski and Board Sports Sports Belt Loop
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Snow Ski and Board Sports Sports Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)

The Cub Scout Snow Ski and Board Sports 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 conditioning, clothing, equipment, and planning needed for snow skiing or boarding.
  2. Explain "Your Responsibility Code," the rules of safety and courtesy for the slopes. (See "Your Responsibility Code" on the back of this page. (Click here to see "Your Responsibility Code")
  3. Go skiing or snow boarding. Demonstrate how to stop and turn.

Sports Pin Requirements

Earn the Snow Ski and Board Sports belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Explain the different kinds of ski lifts, such as a rope tow and "fixed grip" and "detachable" chair lifts.
  2. Describe the five universal symbols used to indicate ski trail difficulty.
  3. Demonstrate how to hold your position and get up from a fall.
  4. Demonstrate how to fall safely to avoid injury.
  5. Explain why it is important to protect nature and wildlife while skiing or snowboarding.
  6. Practice skiing or snowboarding for at least five hours. You can do this in more than one day.
  7. Explain what to do if you see a skiing or snow boarding accident. Discuss the dangers of avalanche.
  8. Take a skiing or snow boarding lesson.
  9. View a video 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.
  11. Learn about an Olympian who competed in skiing or snowboarding and report to your den.


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

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Notes

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

Related achievements, electives, or other awards

Webelos Scout
  • Sportsman Activity Badge requirement 3. (earn the Cub Scout Snow Ski and Board Sports Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)
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