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Webelos Scout Fitness activity badge (pin) resources include the Fitness worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
and cross-references for related Cub Scout belt loops & pins and Cub Scout awards.
Fitness is one of the most popular Webelos Pins and required for the Webelos Badge.
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This is the Fitness activity badge for Webelos Scouts.
Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can also earn the Cub Scout Physical Fitness belt loop and pin.
Scouts at all levels can earn the Physical Fitness Award.
The Webelos Fitness activity badge helps prepare Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Personal Fitness, Personal Management, and Cooking merit badge(s).
This Activity Badge is required for the Webelos badge.

Fitness Activity
Activity Badge

The Webelos Fitness Activity Badge is one of 20 different Activity Badges that can be earned in the Webelos Scout Program. The requirements are typically worked on during den meetings or den activities while the skills are practiced at home, with the help of the Webelos Scout's family. The requirements are either completed with the den or at home with the den leader's approval. Projects are brought to meetings to share with the den and for Webelos Den Leader or Activity Badge Counselor approval.

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.


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 Cub Scout Handbook, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #34754 (formerly #33452))

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Worksheet A FREE workbook for Fitness is available here! (PDF or Word) with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need! Or click here to print just the Fitness requirements. has PDF and Word versions of workbooks for Scouts BSA ranks and merit badges, Cub Scouting ranks and adventures, and STEM Nova awards.

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 - 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

External links

Personal tools