Snow Ski and Board Sports
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.
Complete these three requirements:
- Explain conditioning, clothing, equipment, and planning needed for snow skiing or boarding.
- Explain “Your Responsibility Code,” the rules of safety and courtesy for the slopes. (See “Your Responsibility Code” at the bottom of this page.)
- Go skiing or snowboarding. Demonstrate how to stop and turn.
Earn the Skiing belt loop and complete five of the following requirements:
- Explain the different types of ski lifts, such as a rope tow and “fixed grip” and “detachable” chair lifts.
- Describe the five universal symbols used to indicate ski trail difficulty.
- Demonstrate how to hold your position and get up from a fall.
- Demonstrate how to fall safely to avoid injury.
- Explain why it is important to protect nature and wildlife while skiing or snowboarding.
- Practice skiing or snowboarding for at least five hours. You can do this in more than one day.
- Explain what to do if you see a skiing or snowboarding accident. Discuss the dangers of avalanche.
- Take a skiing or snowboarding lesson.
- View a video on skiing or snowboarding.
- Talk with a member of a ski patrol and learn about his or her position at the ski slope.
- Learn about an Olympian who competed in skiing or snowboarding and report to your den.
Know the code. It’s your responsibility.
Officially endorsed by NSAA.
- Always stay in control.
- People ahead of you have the right of way.
- Stop in a safe place for you and others.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
- Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe signs and warnings, and keep