Re: Following rules (was Tiger Cubs and Belt Loops)
Michael Dobson (dobson@INFO.USUHS.MIL)
Tue, 7 Mar 1995 08:40:07 -0500
On the SCOUTS-L mailng list Dean Malone wrote:
> From Mr Dobson:
> ->I hope you also encouraged the Sports Letter award as well. This is earned
> ->by the Cub when he gets an adult partner to earn his or her pin and records
> ->their points along with his own.
> I have a question here. I thought and according to the book.
> The boy must earn both the belt loop and sports pin in order
> to get the Sports Letter.
You are correct Dean. You first earn the belt loop then the pin. However,
you can earn the pin and letter at the same time. The Cub gets the pin for
earning 60 points in 90 days in his chosen sport. If he also has an adult
partner earn his/her pin at the same time, he qualifies for both the pin
and the letter. A couple of points on the adult partners: they get credit
for coaching and officiating time as well as practice or game
participation; the adult can qualify for a different pin than the Cub and
the Cub still earns the letter for his sport.
Another Question is I have also been
> told that the Pin must have adult partner to participate in the
> sport at the same time??
This is not correct. If you check both the Leader's Guide or the
individual sport book you will see that adult participation is not required
for the Cub to earn his pin, only for the letter. Of course, as in all of
the Cub Scout program, parental/adult partner involvement is highly
Mike, Eagle '70, CM Pack 1071, MC Troop 1071, Olde Mill District, NCAC
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