Re: Sports pins versus belt loops?
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Sat, 3 Sep 1994 08:27:20 -0400
The Sports Beltloop program was designed to encourage Cubs to get started
with physical fitness activities. Hence, the beltloop requirements for
almost all of the beltloops are to become familiar with the information in
the beltloop booklet and to play the sport or game involved. Nothing
really hard. The hope is that a Cub will try several sports and find one
that he enjoys that will be a source of physical fitness development. The
pins and letter are a reward for pursuing that development. The
requirements for the pin letter vary by sport but usually amount to about
60 one-half hour sessions of practice, exercise, training or participation in
the sport over a 90 day period. The Sports letter is earned by involving
an adult partner in earning the pin. A Cub that plays on a soccer or softball
team for a season easily qualifies for a pin. You should also be aware
that any Cub that earns a beltloop also can wear the sports patch as a
temporary patch. BSA has just published a new item entitled Cub Scout
Sports and Academics Leader Guide No. 34295, which gives an excellent
summary of both the sports and academic beltloop programs.
Yours in Scouting, Michael F. Bowman, a/k/a Professor Beaver
Deputy District Commissioner Exploring, GW Dist., NCAC, BSA
Speaking only for myself, but with Scouting Spirit . . .
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