Bear Elective 20 - Sports

If you like sports, you aren’t alone! Here are some more fun electives that will help you earn Arrow Points while you learn new sports skills. Archery and BB gun shooting are restricted to Cub Scout day camps, resident camps, council-managed family camping programs, or to coucil activities where there are properly trained supervisors and all standards for BSA shooting sports are enforced.

Bear Elective 20 Requirements

  1. In archery, know the safety rules and how to shoot correctly. Put six arrows into a 4-foot target at a distance of 15 feet. Make an arrow holder. (This can be done only at a district/council day or resident or family camp.)
  2. In skiing, know the Skier’s Safety and Courtesy Code. Demonstrate walking and kick turn, climbing with a side step or herringbone, a snowplow stop, a stem turn, four linked snowplow or stem turns, straight running in a downhill position or cross-country position, and how to recover from a fall.
  3. In ice skating, know the safety rules. From a standing start, skate forward 150 feet; and come to a complete stop within 20 feet. Skate around a corner clockwise and counterclockwise without coasting. Show a turn from forward to backward. Skate backward 50 feet.
  4. In track, show how to make a sprint start. Run the 50-yard dash in 10 seconds or less. Show how to do the standing long jump, the running long jump, or high jump. (Be sure to have a soft landing area.)
  5. In roller skating (with conventional or in-line skates), know the safety rules. From a standing start, skate forward 150 feet; and come to a complete stop within 20 feet. Skate around a corner clockwise and counterclockwise without coasting and show a turn from forward to backward. Skate backward 50 feet. Wear the proper protective clothing.
  6. Earn a new Cub Scout Sports pin. (Repeat three times with different sports to earn up to three Arrow Points.)
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