Do you have anyone in your Pack who plays hockey? If so, have them check out the Hockey Belt Loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. This is one of the sports which was added to the program in 2009.
Note that the requirements can be met by playing hockey on ice skates or on roller skates. So even Scouts in warmer climates can earn this one.
Don’t forget to follow the BSA skating guidelines, found in the Sports and Activities section of the Guide to Safe Scouting.
Printable copy of Hockey Belt Loop and Pin Requirements
Hockey Belt Loop
Complete these three requirements:
- Explain ways to protect yourself while skating. Demonstrate how to put on all necessary safety equipment. Explain why proper safety equipment is important..
- Spend 30 minutes practicing the skills of hockey: skating, stick handling, passing, shooting, and checking. This may be over two different practice periods.
- Play a game of hockey while on roller skates or hockey skates.