Fitness

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Webelos
Fitness Activity
Activity Badge

Health habits learned in childhood tend to last a lifetime. The Fitness Activity Badge is designed to make Webelos more aware of good physical fitness, and what proper food and rest can do for him.

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Fitness requirements

Do this:
  1. With your parent, guardian, or Webelos den leader, complete the Health and Fitness Character Connection.
    a. Know: Tell why it is important to be healthy, clean, and fit.
    b. Commit: Tell when it is difficult for you to stick with good health habits. Tell where you can go to be with others who encourage you to be healthy, clean, and fit.
    c. Practice: Practice good health habits while doing the requirements for this activity badge.

And do six of these:

  1. With a parent or other adult family member, complete a safety notebook, which is discussed in the booklet "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse" that comes with the Webelos Handbook.
  2. Read the meal planning information in the Webelos Handbook. With a parent or other family member, plan a week of meals. Explain what kinds of meals are best for you and why.
  3. Keep a record of your daily meals and snacks for a week. Decide whether you have been eating foods that are good for you.
  4. Tell an adult member of your family about the bad effects smoking or chewing tobacco would have on your body.
  5. Tell an adult member of your family four reasons why you should not use alcohol and how it could affect you.
  6. Tell an adult member of your family what drugs could do to your body and how they would affect your ability to think clearly.
  7. Read the booklet Choose to Refuse! Discuss it with an adult and show that you understand the material. (Formerly Take A Stand Against Drugs!)


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Handbook, 2016 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #621535)

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Notes

Requirement resources

1. Health and Fitness Character Connection - p. 246

BSA: The Seven Major Components of Physical Fitness - Kid's Health Staying Healthy - American Council on Exercise - Fitness for Kids - KidsHealth

2. How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse
3. Meal planning - pp. 248-55 - The Meal Planning chart is in the Fitness Worksheet

Food Pyramid - American Dietetic Association Eat Right - USDA Food Pyramid - MyPyramid.gov Food Pyramid - International Food Information Council Foundation

4. The Record Of Your Daily Meals And Snacks is in the Fitness Worksheet.
5. Smoking or chewing tobacco - p. 256

Kid's Health: Smoking Sticks

6. Alcohol - p. 257

Alcohol Dangers - McGruff on Drugs and Alcohol

7. Drugs - p. 257

What You Need To Know About Drugs - McGruff on Drugs and Alcohol - DARE

8. Read the booklet Choose to Refuse! Discuss it with an adult and show that you understand the material.

General Resources

Related awards

Personal Development Awards

Personal development-related awards

See also

Webelos Den Leader portal


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