Re: Sports pins versus belt loops?
Michael Dobson (dobson@NET.USUHS.MIL)
Tue, 6 Sep 1994 09:48:20 -0400
On the SCOUTS-L list you (Bob Condon) wrote:
> What are the requirements of the belt loops versus the
> pins. I am starting a wolf den (from the tigers den last year) and
> I was asked the question.
> I know that you need 60 points or 30 hours of involvement (says the back
> of the book). IS this for the belt loop and THEN you go for the pin.
The 60 points requirement applies only for the pins/letter. To earn the
pin, you must earn 60 points in 90 days. You earn one point for every 30
min participtation in your sport up to a max of 5 points for any one day.
The Cub is expected to keep a log of his practice times. To earn the
letter, the Cub must earn his pin and also have an adult partnet earn
his/her pin. The adult may count time spent coaching and officiating as
well as practice time. A boy can earn the belt loop, pin and letter all in
one season if he does everything needed.
> I also thought there was something involving competitions..
For the belt loop the requirements are generally the following:
1) Do your best to learn about the things in the book.
2) Practice the sport (no time requirements given).
3) Take part in an organized competition (can be league, pack or den
For example, last spring my wife's Den earned their Ultimate belt loops.
For one month, she used various practice drills as the game at den
meetings. Then, for the last den meeting of the year, she held an
intra-den Utimate game with some siblings to help out. Thus, all the boys
in her den who made it to the last meeting earned the Ultimate belt loop.
This summer, my son earned both his pin and letter for swimming. He was on
the team at our pool. They practiced an hour per day, 5 days per week and
had two swim meets per week for 6 weeks. I both swam and was a meet
official to earn my 60 points (about half swimming & half officiating).
I'd recommend you pick up a copy of the Leader's Guide to Sports and
Academic Awards, it has all the info you need to run a successful awards
Mike, Eagle '70, CM Pack 1071, MC Troop 1071, Olde Mill District, NCAC
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