TROOP•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Skating Merit Badge

 

Skating

 

 

Requirements

  1. Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that may occur while skating, including hypothermia, frostbite, lacerations, abrasions, fractures, sprains and strains, blisters, heat reactions, shock, and cardiac arrest.
  2. Complete ALL of the requirements for ONE of the following options,
        o Ice Skating
            A. Do the following:
                1. Give general safety and courtesy rules for ice skating. Discuss preparations that must be taken
                      when skating outdoors on natural ice. Explain how to make an ice rescue.
                2. Discuss the parts and functions of the different types of ice skates.
                3. Describe the proper way to carry ice skates.
                4. Describe how to store skates for long periods of time, such as seasonal storage.
            B. Do the following:
                1. Skate forward at least 40 feet and come to a complete stop. Use either a two-footed snowplow
                      stop or a one-footed snowplow stop.
                2. After skating forward, glide forward on two feet, then on one foot, first right and then left.
                3. Starting from a T position, stroke forward around the test area, avoiding the use of toe picks if
                      wearing figure skates,
            C. Do the following:
                1. Glide backward on two feet for at least two times the skater's height.
                2. Skate backward for at least 20 feet on two skates.
                3. After gaining forward speed, glide forward on two feet, making a turn of 180 degrees around a
                      cone, first to the right and then to the left.
            D. Do the following:
                1. Perform a forward shoot-the-duck until you’re nearly stopped. Rise while still on one foot.
                2. Perform forward crossovers in a figure eight pattern.
                3. Take part in a relay race.
                4. Perform a hockey stop.

        o Roller Skating
            A. Do the following:
                1. Give general safety and etiquette rules for roller skating.
                2. Discuss the parts and functions of the roller skate.
                3. Describe five essential steps to good skate care.
            B. Do the following:
                1. Skate forward with smooth, linked strokes on two feet for at least 100 feet in both directions
                      around the rink and demonstrate proper techniques for stopping.
                2. Skate forward and glide at least 15 feet on one skate, then on the other skate.
            C. Do the following:
                1. Perform the crosscut.
                2. Skate backward for at least 40 feet on two skates, then for at least 15 feet on one skate.
                3. Skate forward in a slalom pattern for at least 40 feet on two skates, then for at least 20 feet on
                      one skate.
                4. Skate backward in a slalom pattern for at least 15 feet on two skates.
            D. Do the following:
                1. Shuttle skate once around the rink, bending twice along the way without stopping.
                2. Perform a widespread eagle.
                3. Perform a mohawk.
                4. Perform a series of two consecutive spins on skates, OR hop, skip, and jump on skates for at
                      least 10 feet.
            E. Do the following:
                1. Race on a speed track, demonstrating proper technique in starting, cornering, passing, and
                      pacing.
                2. Perform the limbo under a pole placed at least chest-high OR shoot-the-duck under a waist-
                      high pole and rise while still on one foot.
                3. Perform the stepover.
                4. While skating, dribble a basketball the length of the floor, then return to your starting position,
                      OR push a hockey ball with a stick around the entire rink in both directions.

        o In-Line Skating
            A. Do the following:
                1. Give general and in-line skating safety rules and etiquette.
                2. Describe the parts and functions of the in-line skate.
                3. Describe the required and recommended safety equipment.
                4. Describe four essential steps to good skate care.
            B. Do the following:
                1. Skate forward with smooth, linked strokes on two feet for at least 100 feet.
                2. Skate forward and glide at least 15 feet on one skate, then on the other skate.
                3. Stop on command on flat pavement using the heel brake.
            C. Do the following:
                1. Perform the forward crossover.
                2. Perform a series of forward, linked swizzles for at least 40 feet.
                3. Skate backward for at least 40 feet in a series of linked, backward swizzles.
                4. From a strong pace, perform a lunge turn around an object predetermined by your counselor.
                5. Perform a mohawk.
            D. Do the following:
                1. Perform a series of at least four one-footed downhill slaloms on pavement with a gentle slope.
                2. Describe how to pass a pedestrian or another skater from behind.
                3. Describe at least three ways to avoid an unforeseen obstacle while skating.
                4. Describe two ways to get on. and off a curb, and demonstrate at least one of these methods.

Skating Worksheets for use in working on these requirements

Boy Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout Is...

A Scout tells the truth.
He keeps his promises.
Honesty is part of his code of conduct.
People can depend on him.
TRUSTWORTHY
A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.LOYAL
A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.HELPFUL
A Scout is a friend to all.
He is a brother to other Scouts.
He seeks to understand others.
He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.
FRIENDLY
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position.
He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
COURTEOUS
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle.
He treats others as he wants to be treated.
He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
KIND
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop.
He obeys the laws of his community and country.
If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
OBEDIENT
A Scout looks for the bright side of things.
He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
CHEERFUL
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others.
He saves for unforeseen needs.
He protects and conserves natural resources.
He carefully uses time and property.
THRIFTY
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid.
He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
BRAVE
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean.
He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals.
He helps keep his home and community clean.
CLEAN
A Scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.
REVERENT