Basketball Belt Loop

Basketball Belt Loop for Cub Scouts

Just because it has turned bitter cold outside this week doesn’t mean that Cub Scouts can’t stay active. Encourage your Cub Scouts to earn their basketball beltloop this month. If they are on a team, they have almost earned it already. This is part of the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.

Cub Scouts who complete the requirements while they are Webelos can use this to fulfill part of requirement 4 for the Sportsman activity badge.

Printable copy of Basketball Belt Loop and Pin Requirements

Basketball Belt Loop

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules of basketball to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing basketball skills.
  3. Participate in a basketball game

4 Responses to Basketball Belt Loop for Cub Scouts

  1. kathy willett October 26, 2011 at 5:28 PM #

    i am a den leader – and i know nothing about basketball. how can i learn so i can teach our wolf and bear cubs so they can earn the basketball belt loop?

    any help that you can give me would be greatly appreciated!


    • Scouter Mom October 27, 2011 at 12:49 PM #

      This is a great opportunity to get some other adults involved. Ask around and find out if any of the moms or dads coach or even play basketball. They can come in and be a guest instructor. You might have some parents who are not comfortable leading a “Scout” activity, but who are very at ease teaching about sports. So if you are not familiar with the sport, make this a reason for some of the ones who are sitting on the sidelines to help with the program.

  2. Josh January 21, 2014 at 8:41 AM #

    Do the boys have to participate in an organized basketball game as part of a team in a league to earn the belt loop or would a simple game of “pick up” suffice for the requirement?

    • Scouter Mom January 23, 2014 at 7:16 AM #

      A pickup game is fine to complete this requirement.

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