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Complete Snow Sports MB

The following Scouts have completed the outdoor cross-country skiing portion of the Snow Sports merit badge:







BrMac Minn









Scouts still need to study/research the information below.  Sometimes we can’t remember everything we read so it’s a good idea to take notes and bring them to the troop meeting and show your counselor.  Here are the REQUIREMENTS and the WORKSHEET.

  1. Discuss winter sports safety, and show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while skiing or riding, including hypothermia, frostbite, shock, dehydration, sunburn, fractures, bruises, sprains, and strains. Tell how to apply splints.
  2. Explain why every skier or snowboarder should be prepared to render first aid in the event of an accident.
  3. Explain the procedure used to report an accident to the local ski patrol for the area where you usually ski or ride.
  4. Do EACH of the following:
a. Tell the meaning of the Your Responsibility Code for skiers and snow-boarders. Explain why each rider must follow this code.
b. Explain the Smart Style safety program. Tell why it is important and how it applies to skiers and snowboarders in terrain parks and pipes.
c. Explain the precautions pertaining to avalanche safety, including the responsibility of individuals regarding avalanche safety.
d. Tell the meaning of the Wilderness Use Policy. Explain why each skier and snowboarder must adopt this policy.

b. Discuss classical and telemark skis. Demonstrate two ways to carry skis safely and easily.
c. Discuss the basic principles of waxing for cross-country ski touring.
d. Discuss the differences between cross-country skiing, ski touring, ski and downhill skiing.
e. Explain the importance of strength, endurance, and flexibility in cross-country skiing. Demonstrate exercises and activities you can do to get fit for skiing.
f. List items you would take on a one-day ski tour.