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Activity Badge


Athlete requirements

Do these:

  1. With your parent, guardian, or Webelos den leader, complete the Perseverance Character Connection.
    a. Know: Review the requirements and decide which ones might be more difficult for you to do. Make a plan to complete one of the harder requirements.
    b. Commit: When doing the harder requirement, did you ever feel frustrated or angry? What did perseverance have to do with that? Name another type of task for which you will need to persevere.
    c. Practice: Practice perseverance by following your plan to do that requirement for the Athlete activity badge.
  2. Explain what it means to be physically and mentally healthy.
  3. Explain what you as a Webelos Scout can do to stay physically and mentally healthy.
  4. Every time you work on requirement 5 below, start with at least 5 minutes of stretching warm-up activities.
  5. Do as many as you can of the following and record your results. Show improvement in all of the activities after 30 days.
    a. Have another person hold your feet down while you do as many curl-ups as you can.
    b. Do as many pull-ups from a bar as you can.
    c. Do as many push-ups from the ground or floor as you can.
    d. Do a standing long jump as far as you can.
    e. Do a quarter-mile run or walk.

And do two of these:

  1. Do a vertical jump and improve your reach in 30 days.
  2. Do a 50 yard dash as fast as you can, and show a decrease in time over a 30 day period.
  3. Ride a bike 1 mile as fast as you can, and show a decrease in time over a 30 day period.
  4. Swim a quarter mile in a pool or lake as fast as you can, and show a decrease in time over a 30 day period.
  5. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Physical Fitness pin.

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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Requirement resources

1. Perseverance Character Connection - p. 124
2. Physically and mentally healthy - p. 126 - The Seven Major Components of Physical Fitness An official BSA link
3. Stay physically and mentally healthy - p. 126 - Kid's Health Staying Healthy - Concept of Health

The weekly Athlete Progress Record is in the Athlete Worksheet.

4. Stretching & warm-up activities - p. 127 The Importance of Warm-up and Cool Down - Lesson Videos: Warm Up
5. Activities - pp. 127-32. This is similar to Tenderfoot rank #10
5a. Curl-ups
5b. BSA: Proper way to do pull-ups - Lesson Videos: Pull-Ups
5c. BSA: Proper way to do push-ups - Lesson Videos: Push-Ups
5d. Standing long jump
5e. Quarter-mile run or walk - Running - Lesson Videos: Running
6. Vertical jump - p. 129
7. 50 yard dash - p. 130 - Running - :Lesson Videos: Running
8. Ride a bike 1 mile - p. 131 - See Cub Scout Bicycling
9. Swim a quarter mile - p. 131 - See Aquanaut
10. Cub Scout Sports Pin for physical fitness.

Many Webelos Scouts may earn belt loops and pins a second time to qualify for Webelos Activity Badges. All boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs should have a clear policy in place to determine whether the pack or the boy's family will be responsible for the cost of awards that are earned more than once.
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide #34299B, p.4 and Cub Scout Leader Book, p. 31-1.
General Resources

Related awards

Sports-related awards

See also

Webelos Den Leader portal

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