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|status= Elective
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|quote=Millions of people participate in sports every year. For some the appeal is the close friendships that come with being part of a team. Some revel in the joy of victory and lessons of defeat. For some, the personal fitness is so important that exercise becomes a daily need. And still others desire the feeling of achievement, that feeling of measurable improvement that comes with dedication to a sport.
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# The activities used to fulfill the requirements for the Sports merit badge may not be used to help fulfill requirements for other merit badges.
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:1. Show that you know first aid for and how to prevent injuries or illnesses that could occur while playing sports, including sprains, strains, contusions, abrasions, fractures, blisters, muscle cramps, dehydration, heat and cold reactions. injured teeth, nausea, and suspected injuries to the head, neck, and back.
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'''1. First Aid''': [[Sprains]] - [[Strains]] - [[Contusions]] - [[Abrasions]] - [[Fractures]] - [[Blisters]] - [[Muscle Cramps]] - [[Dehydration]] - [[Heat Reactions]] - [[Cold Reactions]] - [[Injured Teeth]] - [[Nausea]] - [[Head, Neck, and Back Injuries]]
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::c. What an amateur athlete is and the differences between an amateur and a professional athlete
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::d. The attributes (qualities) of a good sport, the importance of sportsmanship, and the traits of a good team leader and player who exhibits Scout spirit on and off the playing field
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'''2a.''' See: [[Medical Record]] for the current medical and physical form.<br>
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:4. Take part for one season (or four months) as a competitive individual or as a member of an organized team in TWO of the following sports: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, field hockey, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo. Your counselor may approve in advance other recognized sports, but not any sport that is restricted and not authorized by the Boy Scouts of America. Then with your chosen sports do the following:
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::b. List the equipment needed for the two sports you chose. Describe the protective equipment and appropriate clothing (if any) and explain why it is needed.
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:3a: [http://www.hhp.ufl.edu/faculty/pbird/keepingfit/ARTICLE/updown.HTM The Importance of Warm-up and Cool Down]
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* [http://www.aausports.org Amateur Athletic Union]
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* [http://www.acefitness.org American Council on Exercise]
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* [http://www.asep.com American Sport Education Program]
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* [http://www.internationalsport.com/nsd/nsd.cfm Inst. Intl Sports]
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* [http://www.mayoclinic.com Mayo Clinic]
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* [http://www.nyssf.org Nat. Youth Sports Safety Found.]
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* [http://fitness.gov The President's Council on Fitness]
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* [http://www.usatf.org USA Track and Field]
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* [http://www.usoc.org U.S. Olympic Training Center]
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Resources include the Sports merit badge worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF, links, and cross-references to related badges and awards.  Prev  -  Next  

This is the Sports merit badge for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.
Webelos Scouts can earn the Sportsman activity badge.
Sports requires prior counselor approval for requirement(s) #5.


Sports merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1965
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 013
Requirements revision: 2005
Latest pamphlet revision: 2008

Contents

Millions of people participate in sports every year. For some the appeal is the close friendships that come with being part of a team. Some revel in the joy of victory and lessons of defeat. For some, the personal fitness is so important that exercise becomes a daily need. And still others desire the feeling of achievement, that feeling of measurable improvement that comes with dedication to a sport.


Sports merit badge requirements

  1. Show that you know first aid for and how to prevent injuries or illnesses that could occur while playing sports, including sprains, strains, contusions, abrasions, fractures, blisters, muscle cramps, dehydration, heat and cold reactions. injured teeth, nausea, and suspected injuries to the head, neck, and back.
  2. Explain the importance of the following:
    a. The physical exam
    b. Maintaining good health habits, especially during training
    c. Maintaining a healthy diet
  3. Discuss the following:
    a. The importance of warming up and cooling down
    b. The importance of weight training
    c. What an amateur athlete is and the differences between an amateur and a professional athlete
    d. The attributes (qualities) of a good sport, the importance of sportsmanship, and the traits of a good team leader and player who exhibits Scout spirit on and off the playing field
  4. Take part for one season (or four months) as a competitive individual or as a member of an organized team in TWO of the following sports: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, field hockey, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo. Your counselor may approve in advance other recognized sports, but not any sport that is restricted and not authorized by the Boy Scouts of America. Then with your chosen sports do the following:
    a. Give the rules and etiquette for the two sports you picked.
    b. List the equipment needed for the two sports you chose. Describe the protective equipment and appropriate clothing (if any) and explain why it is needed.
    c. Draw diagrams of the playing areas for your two sports.
  5. With guidance from your counselor, establish a personal training program suited to the activities you chose for requirement 4. Then do the following:
    a. Organize a chart to track your training, practice, and development in these sports for one season (or four months).
    b. Demonstrate proper technique for your two chosen sports.
    c. At the end of the season, share your completed chart with your counselor and discuss how your participation in the sports you chose has affected you mentally and physically.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

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Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Sports is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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Or click here to print just the Sports requirements.
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Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
  1. The activities used to fulfill the requirements for the Sports merit badge may not be used to help fulfill requirements for other merit badges.
  2. The BSA Sports Troop Program Feature offers meeting and activity plans to include Sports as one of your monthly themes.


Requirement resources

1. First Aid: Sprains - Strains - Contusions - Abrasions - Fractures - Blisters - Muscle Cramps - Dehydration - Heat Reactions - Cold Reactions - Injured Teeth - Nausea - Head, Neck, and Back Injuries

2a. See: Medical Record for the current medical and physical form.
3. & 4. Warm-up, cool-down, Take part in one season...

Baseball - Basketball - Field Hockey - Football - Ice Hockey - Lacrosse - Soccer - Softball - Tennis - Volleyball
  • Unauthorized Sports: Boxing, Karate & "Related Martial Arts" (excepting judo, aikido, and tai chi), Parachuting, Motorized events (motorbikes, drag racing, speedboats), Paintball, Hunting, Parasailing, etc.
3a: The Importance of Warm-up and Cool Down


Related awards

Sports-related awards


See also

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Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal
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