Physical Fitness Award

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|caption = This patch is worn as a [[temporary emblem]]<br>on the right pocket of the uniform
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|level = Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers,<br>Varsity Scouts, Scouters
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|created = 2002
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:''This article is about an [[Awards|award]]''
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:''for the Belt Loop and Pin for Cub Scouts, see [[Cub Scout Physical Fitness]]''
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:''for the Webelos Activity Pin, see [[Fitness]]''
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:''for the Merit Badge for Boy Scouts, see [[Personal Fitness]]''
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The '''Physical Fitness Award''' is part of a BSA program of emphasis for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Leaders.
== Award requirements ==
== Award requirements ==
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# Complete a cardiovascular fitness evaluation/consultation with your personal health care provider. (This can be done as part of the examination required by any council-approved class 3 medical evaluation.)
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# Using the BSA references listed after the seven major components, give a presentation to a BSA or other community youth group (at least eight youth participants) on cardiovascular fitness, diet, the health benefits of regular aerobic exercise, exercise recommendation for the Scout-age group, and healthy lifestyles.
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# Review the BSA guidelines for the Athletics and other physical activity or personal fitness-oriented merit badge and explain steps you have taken to follow each of the guidelines for the fitness goals. Explain precautions to be taken for a physical fitness activity in each of the following: woods, fields, facilities, and waterfront.
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# Explain to your mentor the symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia. Explain the special considerations for preventing dehydration and hypothermia.
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# Properly outfit for physical activities with proper equipment, clothing, and footwear. Know your own capabilities and limitations. Illustrate how you would prepare for the physical fitness goals included in the award program.
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# With supervision from your mentor or other qualified persons, set up a fitness goal-oriented plan using the seven major components of fitness.
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# Demonstrate your ability to improve your strength, posture, endurance, agility, speed, accuracy, and balance with your own goal-oriented fitness plan.
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== Related awards ==
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*[[Cub Scout Physical Fitness]] Belt Loop and Pin
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*[[Personal Fitness]] Merit Badge
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*Webelos [[Fitness]] Activity Badge (pin)
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== External links ==
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*[http://www.scouting.org/Media/Publications/PhysicalFitness.aspx Boy Scouts of America: To Be Physically Fit]
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:1. Complete a cardiovascular fitness evaluation/consultation with your personal health care provider. (This can be done as part of the examination required by any council-approved class 3 medical evaluation.)
 
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:2. Using the BSA references listed after the seven major components, give a presentation to a BSA or other community youth group (at least eight youth participants) on cardiovascular fitness, diet, the health benefits of regular aerobic exercise, exercise recommendation for the Scout-age group, and healthy lifestyles.
 
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:3. Review the BSA guidelines for the Athletics and other physical activity or personal fitness-oriented merit badge and explain steps you have taken to follow each of the guidelines for the fitness goals. Explain precautions to be taken for a physical fitness activity in each of the following: woods, fields, facilities, and waterfront.
 
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:4. Explain to your mentor the symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia. Explain the special considerations for preventing dehydration and hypothermia.
 
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:5. Properly outfit for physical activities with proper equipment, clothing, and footwear. Know your own capabilities and limitations. Illustrate how you would prepare for the physical fitness goals included in the award program.
 
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:6. With supervision from your mentor or other qualified persons, set up a fitness goal-oriented plan using the seven major components of fitness.
 
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:7. Demonstrate your ability to improve your strength, posture, endurance, agility, speed, accuracy, and balance with your own goal-oriented fitness plan.
 
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Revision as of 21:20, March 21, 2008

Physical Fitness Award

This patch is worn as a temporary emblem
on the right pocket of the uniform
Created:2002
Level:Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers,
Varsity Scouts, Scouters
This article is about an award
for the Belt Loop and Pin for Cub Scouts, see Cub Scout Physical Fitness
for the Webelos Activity Pin, see Fitness
for the Merit Badge for Boy Scouts, see Personal Fitness


The Physical Fitness Award is part of a BSA program of emphasis for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Leaders.

Award requirements

  1. Complete a cardiovascular fitness evaluation/consultation with your personal health care provider. (This can be done as part of the examination required by any council-approved class 3 medical evaluation.)
  2. Using the BSA references listed after the seven major components, give a presentation to a BSA or other community youth group (at least eight youth participants) on cardiovascular fitness, diet, the health benefits of regular aerobic exercise, exercise recommendation for the Scout-age group, and healthy lifestyles.
  3. Review the BSA guidelines for the Athletics and other physical activity or personal fitness-oriented merit badge and explain steps you have taken to follow each of the guidelines for the fitness goals. Explain precautions to be taken for a physical fitness activity in each of the following: woods, fields, facilities, and waterfront.
  4. Explain to your mentor the symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia. Explain the special considerations for preventing dehydration and hypothermia.
  5. Properly outfit for physical activities with proper equipment, clothing, and footwear. Know your own capabilities and limitations. Illustrate how you would prepare for the physical fitness goals included in the award program.
  6. With supervision from your mentor or other qualified persons, set up a fitness goal-oriented plan using the seven major components of fitness.
  7. Demonstrate your ability to improve your strength, posture, endurance, agility, speed, accuracy, and balance with your own goal-oriented fitness plan.

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