Cub Scout Archives: Swimming Belt Loop and Pin
The Swimming belt loop and pin are part of the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. This program gives Cub Scouts the opportunity to receive recognition for exploring different areas of interest.
Webelos who earn the Swimming Belt Loop while a Webelos also complete requirement 8 for the Aquanaut activity badge and part of requirement 3 for the Sportsman activity badge.
When Must Belt Loop and Pin Requirement Be Fulfilled A reader asks "In working on BL and pin requirements, do the scouts need to complete the requirements during a current "year" (their Wolf or Bear year for example)? " The requirements are not year specific, so we have always allowed our Cub Scouts to work on the requirements at any time since they joined Cub Scouting.
Who Can Earn Belt Loops A reader asks when a Cub Scout may work on a belt loop. Any Cub Scout can work on the belt loops and pins in the Academics and Sports program at any time.
BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan L – Swimming BSA provides Bear den meeting plans for den leaders. Today we will look at a den meeting plan which focuses on aquatics. It covers requirements for Bear Elective 19 – Swimming and the Swimming Belt Loop.
Swimming Pin for Cub Scouts Cub Scouts who have earned their Swimming belt loop can go a step further and earn the Swimming pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. By working on the requirements for the pin, Cub Scouts will improve the swimming techniques.
BSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan D - Swimming and Boating Safety Rules Wolf Den Meeting Plans: This meeting is a pool party where Wolf Cub Scouts learn about swimming and boating safety and earn their Swimming belt loop.
Safe Swim Defense Safe Swim Defense provides the steps which a BSA unit must take to safely participate in an activity which involves swimming.
Water Rescue Methods Since I am focusing on an aquatics theme this month, I thought I'd post about water rescue methods. These are methods used to rescue someone who is in trouble in the water. You will see these methods throughout the BSA programs from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts to Venturing.
Piranha Ball Here is a another game to go with this month's aquatic theme. It can be used to fuflill requirement 2 for the Swimming belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program: "Play a recreational game in the water with your den, pack, or family." This is a good game to play if you have some kids in your group who are not strong swimmers. They can play this game in chest-deep water and still have a lot of fun. For swimmers who need more of a challenge, the group can go to deeper water and tread water while they play.
Sharks and Minnows Here is a game to go with this month's aquatic theme. It can be used to fuflill requirement 2 for the Swimming belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program: "Play a recreational game in the water with your den, pack, or family." This is a simple version of the game. There are many, many variations and some groups add "house rules" as well.
BSA Swim Test Pack your swimsuit on top. Those are always the instructions when packing for summer camp, because one of the first things we will have to do when we get there is the swim test. The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.
Sweet 16 of BSA Safety | Skill Level Limits The most familiar application of skill level limits is the swim tests which are administered at summer camp. But there are other examples as well.
Ideas for May Pack Meeting - Health and Fitness The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of May is Health and Fitness. According to the program helps health and fitness is: Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies cleanand fit.Cub Scouts will learn that it is important and easy to eat a healthy diet and how a fitnessprogram can be part of their daily routine.
Swimming Belt Loop for Cub Scouts If your Cub Scouts go to the pool during the summer, they can earn their Swimming belt loop without a lot of effort.
Helps and Requirements for the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Belt Loops and Pins The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program gives Cub Scouts the opportunity to receive recognition for exploring different areas of interest. Cub Scouts earn belt loops which can be worn on the official Cub Scout belt when they investigate one of these areas. When they explore one of the topics further, they earn a pin. The pins are not worn on the uniform.