Marbles

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 the rules of Ringer or another marble game to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing skills to play the game of Ringer or another marble game.
  3. Participate in a game of marbles.

Sports Pin

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

  1. Compete in a den, pack, or community marbles tournament.
  2. Explain to an adult what lagging is. Demonstrate how to do it.
  3. Demonstrate the following shooting techniques: knuckling down, bowling, and lofting (also called plunking).
  4. Explain the correct way of scoring for a game of marbles.
  5. Play five complete matches of marbles using standard rules.
  6. Start a collection of marbles and show it at a den or pack meeting.
  7. Write a short report on the history of marbles and share it with your den or family.
  8. Explain the rules about shooters.