Cub Scouts Snow Ski and Board Sports Sports Belt Loop and Pin
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.
Requirements for the Snow Ski and Board Sports Belt Loop
Complete these three requirements:
- Explain conditioning, clothing, equipment, and planning needed for snow skiing or boarding.
- Explain "Your Responsibility Code," the rules of safety and courtesy for the slopes.
- Go skiing or snow boarding. Demonstrate how to stop and turn.
Requirements for the Snow Ski and Board Sports Pin
Earn the Snow Ski and Board Sports belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
- Explain the different types of ski lifts, such as a rope tow and "fixed grip" and "detachable" chair lifts.
- Describe the five universal symbols used to indicate ski trail difficulty.
- Demonstrate how to hold your position and get up from a fall.
- Demonstrate how to fall safely to avoid injury.
- Explain why it is important to protect nature and wildlife while skiing or snowboarding.
- Practice skiing or snowboarding for at least five hours. You can do this in more than one day.
- Explain what to do if you see a skiing or snow boarding accident. Discuss the dangers of avalanche.
- Take a skiing or snow boarding lesson.
- View a video on skiing or snow boarding.
- Talk with a member of a ski patrol and learn about his or her position at the ski slope.
- Learn about an Olympian who competed in skiing or snowboarding and report to your den.
Downhill Skier's Responsibility Code
- Ski under control and in such a manner so that you can stop at any time or avoid other skiers or objects.
- When passing or overtaking another skier you must avoid the skier below you.
- You should not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
- When entering a trail or starting a descent yield to other skiers.
- Check your equipment daily - particulary your release bindings. All skiers must use devices while skiing to help prevent runaway skis. Runaway skis can be lethal whether on the trial of from falling from an aerial list. You have a responsibility to your fellow skiers to prevent injury to them.
- You shall keep off posted trails and posted areas and observe all posted signs.
- Follow instructions carefully when using ski lifts.
- Please observe all posted "slow skiing areas".
- Do not ski slopes too difficult for your ability.
- Do not jump or perform "aerial" maneuvers.
Cross Country Skier's Responsibility Code
- Always ski in control.
- Observe all signs and posted warnings.
- Keep off all closed trails.
- Always ski to the right when passing on-coming skiers and when skiing a double track.
- On a two-way trail, descending skiers always have the right-of-way.
- Don't litter. If you pack it in pack it out and respect private property.
- Yield the track to faster skiers or skiers saying "Track".
- Stay clear of snow grooming equipment and personnel.
- Report all accidents.
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