Cub Scout Sports Pins vs Belt Loops
Rick Kendall (marge.tsf.nid.csc.com!rick@BARNEY.TSF.NID.CSC.COM)
Thu, 20 Oct 1994 08:53:10 -0700
I have confused myself again (happens often). Could someone please
clarify the general requirements for sports pins and belt loops?
Discussion came up again last night discussing Webelos Athelete activity
badge. Requires Webelos to earn the fitness sports pin as a Webelos.
Another leader thought this was the fitness activity pin, but the book is
quite explicit: sports pin, and shows a picture.
Rounded up the fitness sports pin pamphlet, but the requirements in the
back don't make it clear to me if the adult partner MUST or MAY
participate with the Webelos scout. One way I read this indicates that a
scout may do this alone and tally the points (keeping the den leader
informed) and earn the sports pin by himself. I have been told that the
scout and an adult partner must earn the pin together. Any opinions?
p.s. In the past, our pack has awarded belt loops for participation in
Little League, AYSO, etc. as participating in a community sports
program. Seems like they should have earned enough points for the sports
pins, but were penalized because they weren't working with an "Adult
Partner". IMHO, belt loops are appropriate when the cubs learn the rules
and participate in a den, pack, or community event (are exposed to a
sport), but participation over a long term, with an organized team should
deserve a sports pin.
Rick Kendall email@example.com
ASM, Troop 103
Webelos Leader, Pack 63 Del Rio District, Los Padres Council, Lompoc CA.
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