Cub Scout Sports

Skiing 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These requirements have been superseded by requirements
for Snow Sking and Board Sports in 34299A - 2002 Revision.
Click here to see the current 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:

  1. Explain the conditioning, clothing, equipment, and planning needed for a ski activity.
  2. Be able to explain safety and courtesy codes for a downhill or cross-country ski trip.
  3. Go skiing. Demonstrate how to stop and turn.

Sports Pin

Earn the Skiing belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Explain the different kinds of ski lifts and how they work. Use one.
  2. Describe the four universal symbols used to indicate ski trail difficulty.
  3. Demonstrate how to snowplow (wedge position), hold your position, and get up from a fall.
  4. Demonstrate how to do a basic christie.
  5. Demonstrate five cross-country skills, such as a kick turn, the diagonal stride, double poling, sidestepping, the step turn, the herringbone, straight downhill running, the snowplow, sideslipping, dragging the pole, the diagonal stride uphill, and a traverse.
  6. Participate in at least three games using skis, such as relays, races, treasure hunts, and skiing around poles or flags.
  7. Explain what to do if you see a skiing accident.
  8. Take skiing lessons.
  9. Watch a film on skiing.
  10. Talk with a member of a ski patrol and learn about the job he or she does at the ski slope.


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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