Cub Scout Sports

Skating Belt Loop 


The information below was effective through May 31, 2015, when the Cub Scout advancement program was completely revised.

As part of the program changes, the Cub Scout Academics and Sports programs, including the Belt Loop and Pin mentioned here, was discontinued as of June 1, 2015.

The requirements listed below were taken from the
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide (34299 - 1999 Edition).

These requirements have been superseded by separate requirements
for Ice Skating and  Roller Skating in 34299A - 2002 Revision.
Click here to see the current Ice Skating requirements.
Click here to see the current Roller Skating requirements.


Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.

Belt Loop

Complete these three requirements:

Choose either roller skating (traditional or in-line) or ice skating as your interest area.

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

Sports Pin

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 care for your skates.
  3. Explain the proper clothing (including any safety equipment) needed for skating.
  4. Find out about some stretching exercises to do as a skating warm-up, and spend at least 10 minutes, on two occasions, practicing them.
  5. Play a game of ice or roller hockey.
  6. Learn how to do two new skating skills in the area of skating you have chosen (traditional or in-line roller skating, or ice skating) (e.g., for roller skating, forward scissors and crossover; for ice skating, forward and backward swizzles and glides).
  7. Participate in a skating skills development clinic.
  8. Draw a layout for an ice hockey arena.
  9. Explain skating safety/courtesy rules to your adult partner and always practice them!
Worksheets for use in working on these requirements: DOC FilePDF File

Blanks in this worksheets table appear when we do not have a worksheet for the loop and pin that includes these requirements.

Page updated on: April 19, 2015

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