Here comes soccer season again! If you have Cub Scouts who play soccer, they can receive recognition for their efforts. The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program includes a belt loop and pin for soccer.
Packs who are looking for fall program ideas could base a pack meeting or activity on this recognition. If your Cub Scouts play soccer on a team or at recess, they have probably already met the requirement to do the belt loop first. And requirements 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 12 are all activities which could be accomplished as a pack activity.
Soccer Pin Requirements
Earn the Soccer belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
- Participate in a pack, school, or community soccer tournament.
- Demonstrate the skills of passing, collecting, shooting, heading, dribbling, and tackling.
- Demonstrate skill in goal keeping.
- Accurately lay out a soccer field for a game.
- Demonstrate five types of fouls and explain why players should avoid them.
- Demonstrate how to juggle the soccer ball and keep it from touching the ground for 30 seconds.
- Play at least two games of Soccer Tennis.
- Spend at least a total of six hours over several practice periods playing soccer. Keep track of your time on a chart.
- Join and participate in a soccer team in your community or school.
- Attend a high school, college, or professional soccer game.
- Learn about a U.S. Olympic soccer team and report your information to your den.
- Explain the history of soccer.