SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Skater

The Scout must complete all the requirements in one of the following alternatives.

Alternative A

  1. Own, or have used satisfactorily for at least six months, in-line or quad roller skates and appropriate safety equipment. Know how to keep them in good order.
  2. Be able to make simple checks, adjustments and repairs to their skates at the discretion of the assessor, for example, rotate wheels, clean or change bearings, remove and replace a brake shoe.
  3. Demonstrate that they are familiar with and use the IISA Rules of the Road and The Highway Code, and that they know how to relate to traffic, pedestrians and other skaters.
  4. Demonstrate the following:
    • The ready position
    • Stroking and gliding
    • Scissoring
    • Two methods of stopping
    • Two methods of turning
    • How to fall safely, get up and regain balance.
Alternative B
  1. Own, or know how to use, ice skates and appropriate safety equipment. Know how to keep them in good order.
  2. Demonstrate the following:
    • Forward and backward glides
    • Forward and backward sculling
    • Forward and backward stroking
    • Snowplough stop
    • Backward march and glide
    • The bumtwister
    • Long scarecrow
    • Turning using outer and inner edges
    • Forward spiral.
    A Scout who has completed the National Ice-Skating Association Fun Skate 4 will automatically pass this Badge.
Alternative C
  1. Own, or have used satisfactorily, for at least six months, a skateboard and appropriate safety equipment, all in good working order.
  2. Be able to make simple checks, adjustments and repairs to their skateboard at the discretion of the assessor, for example, rotate wheels, clean or change bearings, remove and replace a truck (metal axle).
  3. Demonstrate that they are familiar with safety precautions for skateboarding.
  4. Demonstrate the following:
    • How to stop safely
    • Methods of turning
    • A selection of tricks, such as an ollie (leaving the ground on the board without using their hands)
    • How to fall safely.
Skating or cycle helmets and other protective gear should be worn at all times during skating activities. The International In-Line Skating Association (IISA) has taken the lead in promoting in-line skating safety, and has issued some Rules of the Road as part of its safety campaign.