Re: Sports Program
Marilyn Giglio (jonl@SOUND.NET)
Mon, 18 Nov 1996 11:00:01 -0600
> the subject of sports loops and pins came up... pamphlet on sports program
(albeit it is 1985)
> are "designed" for a sports program run by the Pack...
At our (HOAC) POWWOW, we discussed this. Some boys (especially rural
areas) are not privy to much sports activities except through gym at school.
The Sports program allowed for Packs to instruct the boys on rules of the
game, in a congenial manner, especially on sports not always in the
spotlight (like baseball & football). This also allowed them to play with
other children, without the high pressure of some 'organized' leagues.
Not all boys excel in every sport though, so this Pack sponsored event,
allows the boys to actively participate in a variety of sports!
>But there are indications that cubs can earn them for sports played outside
of the Pack??
>Should we be awarding these belt loops and pins and "letters" for this
Of Course! Being part of the greater Kansas City area, we have
several opportunities for the boys to participate in a variety of sports
offered. Again, some of them may be highly competitive, (and very
expensive, with team shirts, and other equipment) so the boys may prefer the
Pack run game.
> ... it could get a bit pricey if the pack pays for it as for other
The belt loops and pins are not that much more then other patches and
>And how do we check for actual participation?
Usually there are plenty of indications, the team shirt and other
assorted acoutrements (leg pads for soccor, glove for baseball) as well as
the ever popular 'Team Picture', (great for the grandparents and almost
certainly offered in 'deluxe' packages).
My understanding, is that the boys can earn the Belt loop, for learning
the rules and actually playing in the game(s). The pin is only awarded for
extended particiption within a desifnated time limit with special highlights
on specifics of each sport. There is a sheet in the back of each Sports
Programme Booklet that needs to be filled out indicating the time spent on
The letter is a special incentive for an adult partner to participete
with their child toward his sport goal.
Every child should have an opportunity to try new things, and if there
is special interest in your area, that is not run by a volunteer group (such
as Ultimate, which our boys just love to play) or there is a great deal of
stress in one of these 'organized' sports groups, perhaps the boys would
prefer to have the Pack run a few friendly games.
GOOD LUCK! Hope this helps.
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