Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Pack 444: Training - Cub Scout Sports Program

Snow Ski and Board Sports

NOTE: Webelos Scouts that earn the Snow Ski and Board Sports Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout
also satisfy part of requirement 3 for the Sportsman Activity Badge.



Belt Loop

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the conditioning, clothing, equipment, and planning needed for snow skiing or boarding.
  2. Explain "Your Responsibility Code," the rules of safety and courtesy for the slopes. (Look Below)
  3. Go skiing or snow boarding. Demonstrate how to stop and turn.

Snow Ski and Board Sports Workbook for Belt Loop and Sports Pin


Sports Pin


Earn the Snow Ski and Board Sports belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Explain the different kinds of ski lifts, such as a rope tow and "fixed grip" and "detachable" chair lifts.
  2. Describe the five universal symbols used to indicate ski trail difficulty.
  3. Demonstrate how to hold your position and get up from a fall.
  4. Demonstrate how to fall safely to avoid injury.
  5. Explain why it is important to protect nature and wildlife shile skiing or snowbording.
  6. Practice skiing or snowboardin for at least five hours. You can do this in more than one day.
  7. Explain what to do if you see a skiing or snow boarding accident. Discuss the dangers of avalanche.
  8. Take a skiing or snow boarding lesson.
  9. View a video on skiing or snow boarding.
  10. Talk with a member of a ski patrol and learn about the job he or she does at the ski slope.
  11. Learn about an Olympian who competed in skiing or snowboarding and report to your den.

Snow Ski and Board Sports Workbook for Belt Loop and Sports Pin

Your Responsibility Code for Snow Ski and Board Sports

Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, telemark, cross-country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers.

Always show courtesy to others and remember that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.

Know the code. It's your responsibility

Officially endorsed by the NSAA

  1. Always stay in control
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way.
  3. Stop in a safe place for you and others.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
  5. Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.
  7. Know how to use the lifts safely.


"I .....(name).... promise to do my best

To do my duty to God and my country,

To help other people, and

To obey the Law of the Pack."


"The Cub Scout follows Akela.

The Cub Scout helps the pack go.

The pack helps the Cub Scout Grow.

The Cub Scout gives goodwill."


"Do Your Best"

CUB Scout Ranks