Snow Ski and Board Sports

Requirements

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.

Belt Loop

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain 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. (See “Your Responsibility Code” at the bottom of this page.)
  3. Go skiing or snowboarding. Demonstrate how to stop and turn.

Sports Pin

Earn the Skiing belt loop and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Explain the different types 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 while skiing or snowboarding.
  6. Practice skiing or snowboarding 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 snowboarding accident. Discuss the dangers of avalanche.
  8. Take a skiing or snowboarding lesson.
  9. View a video on skiing or snowboarding.
  10. Talk with a member of a ski patrol and learn about his or her position at the ski slope.
  11. Learn about an Olympian who competed in skiing or snowboarding and report to your den.

Know the code. It’s your responsibility.

Officially endorsed by 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