Presentation on theme: "Disc Golf in Support of Scouting. You will learn: What disc golf is How to play and teach disc golf How to take your group on a disc golf outing How disc."— Presentation transcript:
Disc Golf in Support of Scouting
You will learn: What disc golf is How to play and teach disc golf How to take your group on a disc golf outing How disc golf supports the mission of the BSA.
Disc golf is: Like golf (duh!) More than 30 years old Increasing by 15 percent per year Played at over 2,750 courses around the world A lifetime sport
Disc Golf No’s No high risk Usually no charge No expensive equipment No need to wait for weather
Disc Golf Safety Don’t throw when anyone is in front of you. Yell FORE! Listen, watch for discs. Dodge, or duck and cover.
Youth Disc Golf Styles Ages It’s just play. No rules – just “the point.” Fast, rolling herd. Wacky throws. 6 holes of 50 to 150 feet.
Youth Disc Golf Styles Ages 14+ It’s a sport. Learn and follow the rules. Keep score. Plan shots. Work on throwing skills. 18 holes of 120 to 500 feet.
Disc Golf & Ethical Choices A condensed “life experience” Need to make choices Rules, goals Opportunities to make ethical choices
Physical Fitness Outdoor exercise Training and better habits Mental Fitness Fourth-dimensional physics Learn the rules Adding scores Strategizing Disc Golf & Aims of Scouting
Character Development Disc golf is a sport. Handle disappointment. Citizenship Training Rules Etiquette Group play Disc Golf & Aims of Scouting
Disc Golf as an Activity The Course Find a course (PDGA.com). Make a course. Pick objects to throw at.
Disc Golf as an Activity The Discs Youth bring their own Buy or borrow – new or used
Disc Golf & Advancement Webelos Scouts Ultimate belt loop and pin -Disc Golf Track Venturing Sports Bronze and Quest -Selected sport
Disc Golf & Advancement Temporary Badges Scout camp badges Troop flag ribbon Design your own!
Disc Golf & Advancement Fulfill some requirements for Merit badges Special awards Rank advancement
Service Project Ideas Teach disc golf to a group. Help at a tournament. Improve a park. Improve or install a course. Get a qualified disc golf course designer involved!
Ideas for Action How will you use disc golf to support Scouting?
Resources Professional Disc Golf Association –Rules –Course directory –Designers –Local clubs Educational Disc Golf Experience –“Getting the EDGE” Instructional DVD – Camp programs Disc Golf: All You Need To Know About The Game You Want To Play, by Michael Steven Gregory –“Disc Golf in Support of Scouting”
Conclusion Youth are already playing disc golf, and they like it. Disc golf fits with BSA’s goals. Disc golf is easy and inexpensive. You are ready to use disc golf in support of Scouting.
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