Cub Scout Pack 81
SPORT LOOPS & PINS
Softball Loop & Pin   
Belt Loop Requirements: Complete these three requirements:

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

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

1.        Compete in a pack or community softball tournament
2.        Demonstrate skill in the following throwing techniques: overhand, sidearm,          
           underhand, and the relay throw.
3.        Demonstrate skill in the following catching techniques: fielding a ground ball,       
            fielding a pop-up, catching a line drive.
4.        Demonstrate correct pitching techniques and practice for three half-hour                
           sessions.
5.        Demonstrate correct hitting techniques, including bunting. Practice for three          
            half-hour sessions.
6.        Explain the rules of base running and demonstrate skill in the following sliding    
            techniques: the straight-in slide, the hook slide, and the headfirst slide.
7.        Learn and demonstrate base coaching signals.
8.        Learn about one defensive position (shortstop, catcher, etc.) and practice at that  
            position for three half-hour sessions.
9.        Attend a high school, college, or community softball game.



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

1.        Explain rules of Safe Swim Defense. Emphasize the buddy system.
2.        Play a recreational game in the water with your den, pack, or family.
3.        While holding a kick board, propel yourself 25 feet using a flutter kick across
the  shallow end of the swimming area

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

1.        Practice the breathing motion of the crawl stroke while standing in shallow            
           water. Take a breath, place your head in the water, exhale, and turn your head to  
           the side to take a breath. Repeat.
2.        Learn two of the following strokes: crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke,       
            sidestroke, or breaststroke.
3.        Learn two of the following floating skills: jellyfish float, turtle float, canoe (prone)   
           float.
4.        Using a kickboard, demonstrate three kinds of kicks.
5.        Pass the "beginner" or "swimmer" swim level test.
6.        Visit with a lifeguard and talk about swimming safety in various situations (pool,  
            lake, river, ocean). Learn about the training a lifeguard needs for his or her job.
7.        Explain the four rescue techniques: Reach, Throw, Row, and Go (with support)
8.        Take swimming lessons.
9.        Attend a swim meet at a school or community pool.
10.      Tread water for 30 seconds.
11.      Learn about a U.S. swimmer who has earned a medal in the Olympics
12.      Demonstrate the proper use of a mask and snorkel in a swimming area where   
           your feet can touch the bottom.

All swimming activities done by Cub Scout Packs must be done in accordance with the
rules in the "Safe Swim Defense", described in the Guide to Safe Scouting (#34416B).  
That program is available for viewing by
clicking here.  Those rules are not mandatory
for individuals or families, of course, swimming in private or public pools, lakes, or
beaches, although families are encouraged to use as much of them as appropriate.
They ARE mandatory for all Cub Scout aquatic activities, trips to swimming pools
arranged as Den or Pack meetings or outings.
Clicking Here Included in the Guide is
a procedure and standards for classifying swimming ability. Requirement 5 for the
Swimming Pin, listed above, refers to the following tests, taken from the Guide.
Beginner Test Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, swim 25 feet
on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming as before, and return to starting
place. The entry and turn serve the same purpose as in the swimmer test. The
swimming can be done with any stroke, but no underwater swimming is permitted.
The stop assures that the swimmer can regain a stroke if it is interrupted. The test
demonstrates that the beginning swimmer is ready to learn deepwater skills and has
the minimum ability required for safe swimming in a confined area in which shallow
water, sides, or other support is less than 25 feet from any point in the water.
Swimmer TestJump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin
swimming. Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following
strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an
easy, resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without
stops and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.
The swimmer test demonstrates the minimum level of swimming ability required for
safe deep-water swimming. The various components of the test evaluate the several
skills essential to this minimum level of swimming ability: The test administrator must
objectively evaluate the individual performance of the test, and in so doing should keep
in mind the purpose of each test element.



Table Tennis Loop & Pin   
Belt Loop Requirements: Complete these three requirements:

1.        Explain the rules of table tennis to your leader or adult partner.
2.        Spend at least 30 minutes practicing table tennis skills.
3.        Participate in a table tennis game.

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

1.        Compete in a pack or community table tennis tournament.
2.        Demonstrate your knowledge, use, and care of the equipment needed to play      
           table tennis (racket or paddle, table and net, ball, tennis or basketball shoes,        
           and comfortable clothing).
3.        Practice 30 minutes developing serving skills.
4.        Practice 30 minutes developing your forehand and backhand strokes.
5.        Explain to your leader or adult partner how spin affects the bounce of the ball.
6.        Accurately set up a table tennis table and net according to USA Table Tennis        
            rules.
7.        Play five games of table tennis.
8.        Participate in a table tennis skills development clinic.
9.        Explain to your leader or adult partner how to score a table tennis game.
10.      Participate in a game of doubles table tennis (four people playing in one game,   
            two people per side).



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

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

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

1.        Compete in a pack or community tennis tournament
2.        Demonstrate your knowledge of the use and care of the equipment needed to      
           play tennis (rackets, balls, shoes, clothing, and court).
3.        Practice for 30 minutes developing forehand techniques through forehand            
           bump-ups with a bounce, partner bump-ups with a target, forehand alley rally,      
           forehand alley rally over a "net," drop-hit forehand bumps, drop-hit catch in pairs,  
           and toss-hit catch in pairs.
4.        Practice developing serving skills for 30 minutes.
5.        Explain to your leader or adult partner how to score in tennis.
6.        Accurately draw, label, and explain a tennis court layout.
7.        Play five games of tennis using U.S. Tennis Association rules.
8.        Participate in a tennis skills development clinic.
9.        Attend a high school, college, or professional tennis meet.
10.      Present to your den or family a report on the history of tennis.



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

1.        Explain the rules of ultimate to your leader or adult partner.
2.        Spend at least 30 minutes practicing ultimate skills.
3.        Participate in an ultimate game.

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

1.        Compete in a pack or community ultimate tournament.
2.        Demonstrate effective pivoting while throwing. Use the following throwing styles:
            backhand pass, sidearm pass, and upside-down pass.
3.        Demonstrate skill in the following catching techniques: one handed, clapping,     
           and sandwich.
4.        Spend a total of 90 minutes in practice developing individual defensive skills for  
           the positions of marker and defender. Keep track of your time on a chart
5.        Explain the flight dynamics of the ultimate disk. Draw a diagram if needed.
6.        Accurately lay out an ultimate playing field, including end zones.
7.        Play five games of ultimate.
8.        Participate in an ultimate skills development clinic.
9.        Explain the history of ultimate and how it became a sport



Volleyball Loop & Pin   
Belt Loop Requirements: Complete these three requirements:
1.        Explain the rules of volleyball to your leader or adult partner.
2.        Spend at least 30 minutes practicing skills to play the sport of volleyball.
3.        Participate in a volleyball game.

Sports Pin Requirements: Earn the Volleyball belt loop, and complete five of the
following requirements:
1.        Compete in a pack, school, or community volleyball tournament
2.        Demonstrate skill in two volleyball passing techniques: forearm pass and             
            overhead pass (setting).
3.        Demonstrate skill in two volleyball serving techniques: underhand and                   
            overhand.
4.        Spend at least 90 minutes in practice to develop individual skills for volleyball.      
           Make a chart to record your practice