Sports Belt Loops and Pins


Loop and Pin Requirements:


Archery


Archery Belt Loop Image
Belt Loop Requirements:  (NOTE - Shooting activities can only be done at district or council-sponsored events under the guidance of a BSA-trained ranger.)
        1. Explain the rules for safe archery that you have learned in the district/council camp or activity you are attending with your leader or adult partner.
        2. Demonstrate to your leader or adult partner good archery shooting techniques,including the stance and how to nock the arrow, establish the bow, draw, aim, release, follow-through and retrieve arrows.
        3. Practice shooting at your district or council camp for the time allowed.


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    Pin Requirements:
    Earn the Archery belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
          1. Explain the parts of a bow and demonstrate how to string the bowstring in a proficient manner.
          2. Demonstrate how to properly use archery equipment, including arm guards, finger tabs, and quivers and explain about proper clothing.
          3. Develop proficient shooting techniques by practicing for three hours.
          4. Learn the correct scoring techniques for target archery.
          5. Make a poster that emphasizes the four whistle codes.
          6. Draw to scale or set up an archery range.
          7. Shoot 30 arrows from a distance of 30 feet at a target and score at least 50 points, or shoot 30 arrow from a distance of 90 feet and score at least 30 points.
          8. Help make a type of target for the camp archery range.
          9. Show how to put away and properly store archery equipment.
          10. Tell five facts about an archer in history or literature.

      Badminton


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





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      Pin Requirements:
      Earn the Badminton belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
            1. Compete in a pack or community badminton tournament.
            2. Demonstrate your knowledge of the use and care of the equipment needed to play badminton: shuttlecock (shuttle or bird), racket, court, net, and comfortable clothes and shoes.
            3. Demonstrate skill in the following grip techniques: forehand and backhand.
            4. Spend at least 60 minutes practicing to develop skills for shots and strokes (clear, drive, drop, and smash). Keep track of your time on a chart.
            5. Demonstrate skill in the following: hit the shuttle using forehand or backhand; hit the shuttle, alternating forehand and backhand; hit the shuttle against the wall with a forehand or backhand; hit the shuttle against the wall, alternating forehand and backhand.
            6. Accurately lay out a badminton court, including net and lines.
            7. Play five games of badminton.
            8. Participate in a badminton skills development clinic.
            9. Play at least three games during which you make your own foul calls effectively to your leader's satisfaction.

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        Baseball


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





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        Pin Requirements:
        Earn the Baseball belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
              1. Participate in a pack or community baseball tournament.
              2. Demonstrate skill in two of the following throwing techniques: overhand, sidearm, underhand, and the relay throw.
              3. Demonstrate skill in two of the following catching techniques: fielding a ground ball, fielding a pop-up, catching a line drive.
              4. Demonstrate correct pitching techniques.
              5. Demonstrate correct hitting techniques, including bunting.
              6. Explain the rules of base running. Explain base coaching signals.
              7. Demonstrate skill in the following sliding techniques: the straight-in slide, the hook slide, and the headfirst slide.
              8. Play five games of baseball using standard baseball rules.
              9. Draw a baseball field to scale or set one up for play.
              10. Attend a high school, college, or professional baseball game.
              11. Read a book about a baseball player and give a report about him or her to your den or family.

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          Basketball


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





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          Pin Requirements:
          Earn the Basketball belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                1. Compete in a pack or community basketball tournament.
                2. Demonstrate effective passing using the chest pass, bounce pass, over-the-head pass, and baseball pass.
                3. Successfully demonstrate the set shot and jump shot shooting styles.
                4. Demonstrate skill in the following dribbling techniques: high dribble, low dribble, turnable dribble, change-of-pace dribble, and combination dribble.
                5. Spend at least 30 minutes on three different occasions developing individual defensive skills.
                6. Explain and demonstrate 10 official basketball signals.
                7. Play three shot-improving games with a member of your den or team.
                8. Play five games of basketball.
                9. Participate in a basketball clinic.
                10. Attend a high school, college, or professional basketball game.

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            BB Gun Shooting


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            Belt Loop Requirements:  (NOTE - Shooting activities can only be done at district or council-sponsored events under the guidance of a BSA-trained ranger.) 
                  1. Explain the rules for safe BB-Gun Shooting that you have learned in the district/council camp or activity you are attending with your leader or adult partner.
                  2. Demonstrate to your leader or adult partner good BB-Gun Shooting techniques, including eye dominance, shooting shoulder, breathing, sight alignment, trigger squeeze, follow through.
                  3. Practice shooting at your district or council camp for the time allowed.



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            Pin Requirements:
            Earn the BB Gun Shooting belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                  1. Explain the parts of a BB gun and demonstrate how to properly load the gun.
                  2. Demonstrate the shooting positions.
                  3. Develop proficient shooting techniques by practicing for three hours.
                  4. Learn the correct scoring techniques for target BB gun shooting.
                  5. Make a poster that emphasizes the proper range commands.
                  6. Draw to scale or set up a BB gun shooting range.
                  7. Show improvement in your shooting ability with an increase in scoring points.
                  8. Help make a type of target for the camp BB gun shooting range.
                  9. Show how to put away and properly store BB gun shooting equipment after use.
                  10. Explain how to use the safety mechanism on a BB gun.
                  11. Tell five facts about the history of BB guns.

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              Bicycling


              Bicycling Belt Loop

              Belt Loop 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.




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              Pin Requirements:
              Earn the Bicycling belt loop, and complete requirement 1 below and four additional requirements listed below:
                    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.

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                Bowling


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                Belt Loop 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.




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                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.

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                  Fishing


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                  Belt Loop Requirements: 
                        1. Review your local fishing regulations with your leader or adult partner. Explain why they are important, and commit to following them.
                        2. Demonstrate how to properly bait a hook.
                        3. Try to catch a fish.


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                  Pin Requirements:
                  Earn the Fishing belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                        1. Compete in a pack or community fishing tournament.
                        2. Demonstrate how to clean a fish.
                        3. Prepare a report on three different kinds of fish. Include information on preferred habitats, feeding habits, and recommended fishing techniques, baits, and equipment needed to catch it.
                        4. Draw a picture of three different types of fishing reels. Explain how each works.
                        5. Tie three fishing flies. Use at least one to fish.
                        6. Demonstrate proficiency in casting at a target 30 feet away.
                        7. Select a species of fish and draw a picture of it, correctly labeling each part and its function.
                        8. Replace the line in a fishing reel.
                        9. Make a simple pole and line fishing rig. Use it to catch a fish.
                        10. Catch a fish using artificial bait or lures.
                        11. Practice fishing on five occasions, complying with local fishing regulations and the Outdoor Code.

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                    Flag Football


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                    Belt Loop Requirements: 
                          1. Explain or discuss the simple rules of flag football with your den.
                          2. Practice running, passing, and catching skills for at least 30 minutes.
                          3. Play a game of flag football.


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                    Pin Requirements:
                    Earn the Flag Football belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                          1. Layout and properly mark a flag football field at a park or playground.
                          2. Explain the difference between defense and offense in a flag football game.
                          3. Describe five different positions a player may play in flag football. Name the position that you prefer to play.
                          4. During three half-hour sessions, practice the skills of passing, hand-offs, rushing, and running.
                          5. Participate in a flag-football clinic.
                          6. Consider all the people who make it possible to play a game of flag football. List parents, coaches, team members, scorekeepers, referees, groundskeepers, etc,
                          7. Play in five flag football games without incurring a penalty.
                          8. Explain and demonstrate at least six football officiating signals.
                          9. Attend a high school, college, or community league football game.
                          10. Read a book about a football player and tell your den or family about the player's training and work ethics.
                          11. Talk with a referee or official of a high school, college, or community football league and learn about the job he or she does at a football game.

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                      Golf


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                      Belt Loop Requirements: 
                            1. Explain the rules of golf to your leader or adult partner. Explain the need for caution concerning golf clubs and golf balls.
                            2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing golfing skills.
                            3. Participate in a round of golf (nine holes).




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                        Pin Requirements:
                        Earn the Golf belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                              1. Explain the use of woods and irons. Explain their differences.
                              2. Explain how par is determined for a hole.
                              3. Demonstrate the proper grip of the club to your leader, adult partner, or instructor.
                              4. Spend 30 minutes practicing the swing styles: full swing, approach swing, and putting swing.
                              5. Spend 30 minutes practicing aim, stance, and the address position.
                              6. Draw a diagram of a typical golf hole, from tee to green.
                              7. Demonstrate your knowledge of the use and care of golf equipment: clubs, ball, tee, bag, shoes, and gloves.
                              8. Describe the composition of a regulation golf ball.
                              9. Take golf lessons.
                              10. Spend 30 minutes hitting balls on a driving range.
                              11. Play miniature golf.

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                          Gymnastics


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                          Belt Loop Requirements: 
                                1. Explain the six events of men's gymnastics: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vaulting / side horse, parallel bars, and horizontal bar.
                                2. Participate in three of the six events using the proper equipment.
                                3. Explain the safety rules you should follow to learn gymnastics.




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                          Pin Requirements:
                          Earn the Gymnastics belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                                1. Write a report on the history of gymnastics.
                                2. Take gymnastics lessons.
                                3. Attend a gymnastics meet.
                                4. Practice and demonstrate five floor exercise skills.
                                5. Practice and demonstrate two skills used on the pommel horse.
                                6. Demonstrate two skills on the still rings.
                                7. Demonstrate two skills using parallel bars.
                                8. Demonstrate two skills using the horizontal bar.
                                9. Demonstrate a vault using the side horse.
                                10. Develop a regular routine of physical and mental conditioning.
                                11. Learn about three U.S. gymnasts who have won medals in the Olympics.

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                            Hiking


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                            Belt Loop Requirements: 
                                  1. Explain the hiking safety rules to your den leader or adult partner. Practice these rules while on a hike.
                                  2. Demonstrate proper hiking attire and equipment.
                                  3. Hike at least 30 minutes with your adult partner, family, or den.



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                            Pin Requirements:
                            Earn the Hiking belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                                  1. Make a chart and record at least five hours of hiking.
                                  2. Help plan a den, pack, or family hike.
                                  3. Earn Cub Scouting’s Leave No Trace Awareness Award.
                                  4. Earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award.
                                  5. Learn seven trail signs and tell your den leader or adult partner what they are.
                                  6. Be able to identify five different trees and five different birds on your hike. (These can be of the same species if multiple species are hard to find.)
                                  7. Using pictures or photographs, identify three poisonous plants. (Examples are poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak; oleander, etc.). Watch for these plants while on a hike.
                                  8. Take two different hikes for different purposes, for example, a nature hike, neighborhood hike, historical hike, city hike, stop-look-and-listen hike, and so on.
                                  9. Explain to your den leader or adult partner what a compass is and show how to use one on a hike.
                                  10. Explain to your den leader or adult partner what a global positioning system is and demonstrate how to use one on a hike.
                                  11. With visuals such as pictures or maps, report about one of your hikes to your den. Tell about how you prepared for your hike, who went with you, and what you saw.

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                              Hockey


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                              Belt Loop Requirements: 
                                    1. Explain ways to protect yourself while skating. Demonstrate how to put on all necessary safety equipment. Explain why proper safety equipment is important.
                                    2. Spend 30 minutes practicing the skills of hockey: skating, stick handling, passing, shooting, and checking. This may be over two different practice periods.
                                    3. Play a game of hockey while on roller skates or hockey skates.



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                              NOTE:

                              Requirements for Hockey can be done via Ice Hockey, Roller Hockey, or both.


                              Pin Requirements:
                              Earn the Hockey belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                                    1. Participate in a pack, school, or community hockey tournament or in a supervised hockey league.
                                    2. Participate in a hockey skills development clinic.
                                    3. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing the skills of hockey: skating, stick handling, passing, shooting, and checking. This may be over two different practice periods
                                    4. Draw the layout of the playing surface for a hockey game including the starting positions of the goalie, three forwards (two wings and a center), and two defenders.
                                    5. Demonstrate foul signals. Explain to your den or team why players should avoid fouls.
                                    6. Attend a high school, college, or professional hockey game.
                                    7. Demonstrate hockey terms (for example, assist, breakaway, deke, draw, pulling the goalie, and so on.) to another team member or adult.
                                    8. Learn about a U.S. Olympic hockey team and report what you learn to your den or family.
                                    9. Watch an ice resurfacing machine at an ice rink. Report to your den or family about the history of the machine commonly known as the Zamboni and how it is used.

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                                Horseback Riding


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                                Belt Loop Requirements: 
                                      1. Explain five safety precautions for when you are near a horse.
                                      2. With help from an experienced horse handler, demonstrate how to safely mount and ride a horse and then how to safely dismount the horse.
                                      3. Go on a supervised horseback ride for at least 20 minutes. Wear an approved helmet (such as one approved for horseback riding by the ASTM, or American Society for Testing and Materials).




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                                Pin Requirements:
                                Earn the Horseback Riding belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                                      1. Learn about three famous horses. Explain why these horses were well-known.
                                      2. Using pictures of these different animals, explain to your den or family the difference between a horse, pony, mule, and donkey.
                                      3. Explain how a horse is measured and what a “hand” equals when measuring a horse.
                                      4. Using a picture, point out these main parts of a horse: forehead, muzzle, mane, withers, point of hip, knee, hoof, and root of tail.
                                      5. Describe three different breeds of horses and explain what feature makes each breed special.
                                      6. Using photos or pictures you have drawn,explain to your den or family at least three different ways that horses can help us.
                                      7. Name five things healthy for a horse’s diet.
                                      8. Tell why it is important to wear an approved riding helmet when you go horseback riding.
                                      9. Photograph or draw a picture of the saddle you used for the ride you took to earn the belt loop.
                                      10. With your parent or adult partner, visit a veterinarian who cares for horses. Write the answers to three questions you ask him or her.
                                      11. Spend at least 15 minutes before and after your ride getting to know your horse by talking calmly to it and stroking it slowly.
                                      12. Go on a supervised horseback ride for at least 30 minutes. Dress appropriately and show that you can safely mount and dismount the horse.

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                                  Ice Skating


                                  Ice Skating Belt Loop

                                  Belt Loop 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. 




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                                  Pin Requirements:
                                  Earn the Ice Skating belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                                        1. Participate in a pack or community 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?
                                        11. Play a game of ice hockey.
                                        12. Participate in a hockey skill development clinic.

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                                    Kickball


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                                    Belt Loop Requirements: 
                                          1. Explain the rules of kickball to your leader or adult partner.
                                          2. Spend 30 minutes practicing the skills of kickball (pitching, kicking, base running, catching, throwing). This may be over two different practice periods.
                                          3. Play a game of kickball.




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                                    Pin Requirements:
                                    Earn the Kickball belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                                          1. Demonstrate the following kickball skills: pitching, kicking, base running, catching, throwing.
                                          2. Explain the rules of base running.
                                          3. Describe the basic defensive positions in kickball (pitcher, catcher, infielder).
                                          4. Draw a kickball field to scale; include the starting defensive positions.
                                          5. Report to your den or family about the similarities between the rules of baseball and kickball.
                                          6. Explain the role of being the captain of a kickball team.
                                          7. Play five games of kickball using basic rules.
                                          8. Help set up a kickball field for a game.
                                          9. Serve as a referee for one game of kickball.
                                          10. Participate in a pack, school, or community kickball tournament or a supervised kickball league.

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                                      Marbles


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                                      Belt Loop 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.


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                                      Pin Requirements:
                                      Earn the Marbles belt 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.

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                                        Physical Fitness


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                                        Belt Loop 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.


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                                        Pin Requirements:
                                        Earn the Physical Fitness belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                                              1. 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.
                                              2. Set up a four-step exercise program. Chart your progress for five days a week for two weeks.
                                              3. Explain the reason for warming up and cooling down before and after each exercise session.
                                              4. Visit a local gym and talk to a trainer about exercises and programs for young people.
                                              5. Participate in some aerobic exercises at least three times a week for four weeks.
                                              6. 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.
                                              7. Swim for a total of an hour, charting your time as you go.
                                              8. Participate for at least three months in an organized team sport or organized athletic activity.

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                                          Roller Skating


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                                          Belt Loop 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.



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                                          Pin Requirements:
                                          Earn the Roller 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.

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                                            Skateboarding


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                                            Belt Loop Requirements: 
                                                  1. Demonstrate to an adult the general rules for safe skateboarding by showing that you know how to wear the proper safety gear.
                                                  2. Carefully demonstrate how to fall to help minimize injuries.
                                                  3. Practice skateboarding for 30 minutes. This practice may be done in several periods.


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                                            Pin Requirements:
                                            Earn the Skateboarding Sports belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                                                  1. Figure out your skateboard stance—whether you are regular or goofy footed.
                                                  2. Demonstrate proper stance, feet positions, knee bending, pushing off, turning, and stopping on flat ground.
                                                  3. Using pictures, explain to your den or family the difference between street, skate park, and vertical skateboarding.
                                                  4. List five ways skateboarders should be considerate and respectful of other people and their property when they are skateboarding.
                                                  5. View a skateboarding video.
                                                  6. Attend a pro skateboarder demonstration.
                                                  7. Show that you know how to lubricate the bearings and keep your skateboard clean.
                                                  8. Apply grip tape to your skateboard.
                                                  9. Skateboard at a skate park for 30 minutes.
                                                  10. Demonstrate three of the following maneuvers: ollie, nollie, frontside, grab, kickturn, carving.
                                                  11. Describe how to determine a safe area to skateboard.

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                                              Snow Ski & Board Sports


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                                              Belt Loop 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.





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                                              Pin Requirements:
                                              Earn the Snow Ski & Board Sports 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.

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                                                Soccer

                                                Soccer Belt Loop

                                                Belt Loop 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.


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                                                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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                                                  Softball


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                                                  Belt Loop 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.



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                                                  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.

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                                                    Swimming


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                                                    Belt Loop 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.


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                                                    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.

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                                                      Table Tennis


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                                                      Belt Loop 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.


                                                      Table Tennis Pin Image

                                                      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).

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                                                        Tennis


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                                                        Belt Loop 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.


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                                                        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.

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                                                          Ultimate


                                                          ultimate Belt Loop Image

                                                          Belt Loop Requirements: 
                                                                1. Explain the rules of ultimate or disc golf to your leader or adult partner.
                                                                2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing ultimate or disc golf skills.
                                                                3. Participate in a game of ultimate or disc golf.





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                                                          Pin Requirements:
                                                          Earn the Ultimate belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
                                                                1. Compete in a pack or community ultimate or disc golf tournament.
                                                                2. Demonstrate effective pivoting while throwing. Use some of the following throwing styles: backhand pass, sidearm pass, and upside-down pass, and/or roller throw.
                                                                3. Demonstrate skill in the following catching techniques:one-handed, clapping, and sandwich.
                                                                4. Spend a total of 90 minutes practicing skills of ultimate or disc golf. Keep track of your time on a chart.
                                                                5. Explain the flight dynamics of the flying disc. Draw a diagram if needed.
                                                                6. Accurately lay out an ultimate playing field or diagram three typical disc golf holes.
                                                                7. Play five games of ultimate or disc golf.
                                                                8. Participate in an ultimate skills or disc golf skills development clinic.
                                                                9. Explain the history of ultimate or disc golf and how it became a sport.
                                                                10. Explain the differences between ultimate and golf discs.

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                                                            Volleyball


                                                            volleyball Belt Loop Image

                                                            Belt Loop 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.





                                                            volleyball Pin Image

                                                            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 efforts.
                                                                  5. Explain how volleyball matches are scored, including the terms side-out and rally scoring.
                                                                  6. Accurately lay out a volleyball court.
                                                                  7. Play five games of volleyball.
                                                                  8. Officiate at least three games of volleyball.
                                                                  9. Explain the importance of good sportsmanship.
                                                                  10. Attend a high school, college, or professional volleyball game.

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