Snowboarder Badge


Cubs learn basic cross-country and/or downhill skiing or snowboarding knowledge and skills, with an emphasis on safety and the Alpine Responsibility Code.1


To earn the Snowboarder Badge, complete the following requirements:

  1. Show how to care for your board and boots, and how to put them on properly, (This should include the use of a "runaway strap" or a "leash".)
  2. Demonstrate how to mount and dismount either a surface lift (rope tow, T-bar, poma and platter) or a chairlift - whichever is used on beginner and intermediate hills in your area.
  3. Explain proper dress, including the use of a helmet, when in snowboarding parks or half pipes. (Red Star A5)
  4. Demonstrate your ability to do the following:
    • (a) Walking/skating
    • (b) Climbing side stepping
    • (c) Straight running (toe/heel drag)
    • (d) Traverse with a stop
    • (e) Static rotation exercise
    • (f) Isolated beginner turns
    • (g) Linked beginner turns
  5. Know and understand the Alpine Responsibility Code.

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