Cub Scout Pack 81
SPORT LOOPS & PINS
Ice Skating Loop & Pin   
Belt Loop Requirements: 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.
Sports Pin Requirements: 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?




Marbles Loop & Pin   
Belt Loop Requirements: Complete these three requirements:

1.        Explain the rules of Ringer or another marble game to your leader or adult              
            partner.
2.        Spend at least 30 minutes practicing skills to play the game of Ringer or another  
            marble game.
3.        Participate in a game of marbles.

Sports Pin Requirements: Earn the Marbles beh loop, and complete five of the
following requirements:

1.        Compete in a den, pack, or community marbles tournament.
2.        Explain to an adult what lagging is. Demonstrate how to do it.
3.        Demonstrate the following shooting techniques: knuckling down, bowling,
and lofting (also called plunking).
4.        Explain the correct way of scoring for a game of marbles.
5.        Play five complete matches of marbles using standard rules.
6.        Start a collection of marbles and show it at a den or pack meeting.
7.        Write a short report on the history of marbles and share it with your den or family.
8.        Explain the rules about shooters.




Physical Fitness Loop & Pin   
Belt Loop Requirements: Complete these three requirements:

1.        Give a short report to your den or family on the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
2.        Practice finding your pulse and counting your heartbeats per minute. Determine    
           your target heart rate.
3.        Practice five physical fitness skills regularly. Improve performance in each skill      
           over a month. Skills could include pull-ups, curl-ups, the standing long jump, the  
            50-yard dash, and the softball throw.

Sports Pin Requirements: Earn the Physical Fitness belt loop, and complete five of the
following requirements:

1.        Make a diagram of the Food Guide Pyramid. List foods you ate in a week and         
            show where they fit in the pyramid.
2.        Choose a form of exercise, bring your heart rate up to target, and keep it there for  
           15 minutes. Don't forget to warm up and cool down.
3.        Set up a four-step exercise program. Chart your progress for five days a week for  
            two weeks.
4.        Explain the reason for warming up and cooling down before and after each            
            exercise session.
5.        Visit a local gym and talk to a trainer about exercises and programs for young        
            people.
6.        Participate in some aerobic exercises at least three times a week for four weeks.
7.        Build an obstacle course that could include some exercises with jumping,              
           crawling, and hurdles. Time yourself three times to see whether you can improve  
            your time.
8.        Swim for a total of an hour, charting your time as you go.
9.        Participate for at least three months in an organized team sport or organized          
            athletic activity.



Roller Skating Loop & Pin   
Belt Loop Requirements: Complete these three requirements:

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

Sports Pin Requirements: Earn the Skating belt loop, and complete five of the following
requirements:

1.        Participate in a pack or community skating event.
2.        Demonstrate how to disassemble and reassemble skates.
3.        Explain the proper clothing for roller or inline skating.
4.        Spend at least 30 minutes, on two occasions, practicing warm up exercises          
            before skating.
5.        Play a game of roller hockey,
6.        Learn two new roller skating skills: Forward Scissors, Forward Stroking,                 
            Crossover, or Squat Skate.
7.        Participate in a roller or inline skating skill development clinic.
8.        Demonstrate how to stop quickly and safely.
9.        Demonstrate how to skate backwards. Skate backwards for five feet.
10.      Play a game on roller skates, roller blades, or inline skates.




Snow Sports Loop & Pin   
Belt Loop Requirements: 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.

Sports Pin Requirements: 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.




Soccer Loop & Pin   
Belt Loop Requirements: Complete these three requirements:

1.        Explain the rules of soccer to your leader or adult partner.
2.        Spend at least 30 minutes practicing soccer skills.
3.        Play a game of soccer.

Sports Pin Requirements: Earn the Soccer belt loop, and complete five of the following
requirements:
1.        Participate in a pack, school, or community soccer tournament.
2.        Demonstrate the skills of passing, collecting, shooting, heading, dribbling, and     
            tackling.
3.        Demonstrate skill in goal keeping.
4.        Accurately lay out a soccer field for a game.
5.        Demonstrate five types of fouls and explain why players should avoid them.
6.        Demonstrate how to juggle the soccer ball and keep it from touching the ground   
           for 30 seconds.
7.        Play at least two games of Soccer Tennis.
8.        Spend at least a total of six hours playing soccer. Keep track of your time on a        
            chart.
9.        Join a soccer team in your community or school.
10.       Attend a high school, college, or professional soccer game.
11.       Learn about a U.S. Olympic soccer team and report your information to your          
            den.
12.       Explain the history of soccer.



   

           
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