Skating

To earn this merit badge on roller skates or in-line skates, a Scout must:
  1. Do the following:
    1. Give the general and speed-skating safety rules.
    2. Discuss the parts and functions of skates.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Start and stop properly while skating forward and in both directions around the rink.
    2. Skate backward first on two feet then on one foot.
    3. Cross the feet in front.
    4. Skate a slalom pattern on two feet forward then on one foot.
    5. Shuttle skate.
    6. Shoot the duck.
    7. The limbo under.
    8. The widespread eagle.
    9. Race on a speed track. Start properly, take corners, pass other skaters, pace, and learn the speed- skating rules.
    10. The stepover
    11. Spin.
    12. Hop, skip, and jump.
    13. Dribble a basketball on skates.
    14. Push a hockey ball around the rink.
    15. Mohawk or two-foot turn.
    16. Slalom skate backward on two feet.

To earn this merit badge on ice skates, a Scout must:

  1. Do the following:
    1. Give general safety and courtesy rules for ice skating.
    2. Discuss the parts of ice skates, the types of ice skates, and their functions.
    3. Discuss the care of boots and blades.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Skate forward for at least 40 feet, then come to a complete stop, using either a two-feet snowplow stop or a one-foot snowplow stop.
    2. After skating forward, glide forward on two feet, then on one foot, right then left.
    3. Starting from a T position, stroke forward around the test area, avoiding the use of tow points if wearing figure skates.
  3. Do the following:
    1. Glide backward on two feet.
    2. Skate backward for a distance to be determined by the counselor. (Not less than 40 feet nor more than 100 feet.)
    3. After gaining speed, glide forward on two feet, making a turn of 180 degrees around a cone, first to the right and then to the left.
  4. Do the following:
    1. Shoot the duck.
    2. Skate forward in a figure-8 pattern, using forward crossovers to the best of your ability.
    3. Take part in a race. ( A relay race is suggested.)
    4. Hockey stop.
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