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'''''Do these:'''''
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:1. With your parent, guardian, or Webelos den leader, complete the Perseverance Character Connection.
 
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::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.
 
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::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.
 
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::c. Practice: Practice perseverance by following your plan to do that requirement for the Athlete activity badge.
 
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:2. Explain what it means to be physically and mentally healthy.
 
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:3. Explain what you as a Webelos Scout can do to stay physically and mentally healthy.
 
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:4. Every time you work on requirement 5 below, start with at least 5 minutes of stretching warm-up activities.
 
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:5. Do as many as you can of the following and record your results. Show improvement in all of the activities after 30 days.
 
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::a. Have another person hold your feet down while you do as many curl-ups as you can.
 
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::b. Do as many pull-ups from a bar as you can.
 
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::c. Do as many push-ups from the ground or floor as you can.
 
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::d. Do a standing long jump as far as you can.
 
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::e. Do a quarter-mile run or walk.
 
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'''''And do two of these:'''''
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:6. Do a vertical jump and improve your reach in 30 days.
 
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:7. Do a 50 yard dash as fast as you can, and show a decrease in time over a 30 day period.
 
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:8. Ride a bike 1 mile as fast as you can, and show a decrease in time over a 30 day period.
 
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:9. 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.
 
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:10. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the [[Cub Scout Sports: Physical Fitness|Cub Scout Sports Physical Fitness pin]].
 
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[http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges.aspx Per the BSA:] ''You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject.'' Merit badge pamplets are available at your local [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/storeloc.aspx Scout Shop] or online at [http://www.scoutstuff.org/ ScoutStuff.org].
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'''1'''. [[Character_Connection#Perseverance|Perseverance Character Connection]] - ''p. 124''<br>
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'''2'''. Physically and mentally healthy - ''p. 126'' - [http://www.scouting.org/pubs/19-327/comps.html The Seven Major Components of Physical Fitness] An official BSA link <br>
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'''3'''. Stay physically and mentally healthy - ''p. 126'' - [http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/index.html Kid's Health Staying Healthy] - [http://www.nios.ac.in/SecHmscicour/english/LESSON_11.pdf Concept of Health]<br>
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:''The weekly Athlete Progress Record is in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Worksheet]].
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'''4'''. Stretching & warm-up activities - ''p. 127'' [http://www.hhp.ufl.edu/faculty/pbird/keepingfit/ARTICLE/updown.HTM The Importance of Warm-up and Cool Down] - Lesson Videos: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/68515_track-field-warm-up-safety-one.htm Warm Up]<br>
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'''5'''. Activities - ''pp. 127-32''. ''This is similar to [[Tenderfoot]] #10<br>
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'''5a'''. Curl-ups<br>
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'''5b'''. [http://usscouts.org/mb/patch/situp.gif BSA: Proper way to do pull-ups] - Lesson Videos: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/41663_upper-body-wide-pullup.htm Pull-Ups]<br>
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'''5c'''. [http://usscouts.org/mb/patch/situp.gif BSA: Proper way to do push-ups] - Lesson Videos: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/444_pushup-workout.htm Push-Ups]<br>
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'''5d'''. Standing long jump<br>
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'''5e'''. Quarter-mile run or walk - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2798_running-technique.htm Running] - Lesson Videos: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2798_running-technique.htm Running]<br>
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'''6'''. Vertical jump - ''p. 129''<br>
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'''7'''. 50 yard dash - ''p. 130'' - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2798_running-technique.htm Running] - :Lesson Videos: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2798_running-technique.htm Running]<br>
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'''8'''. Ride a bike 1 mile - ''p. 131'' - See [[Cub Scout Bicycling]]<br>
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'''9'''. Swim a quarter mile - ''p. 131'' - See [[Aquanaut]]<br>
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'''10'''. [[Cub Scout Physical Fitness|Cub Scout Sports Pin for physical fitness]].<br>
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;General Resources
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* [http://www.cubroundtable.com/assets/pdf-documents/Athlete-Activity-Badge-Outline.pdf CubRoundtable: Athlete 42 page reference guide]
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* [http://kismif.org/category/webelos/webelos-activity-badges/athlete/ KISMIF: Athlete Links]
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* [http://wtsmith.com/rt/webactbadge/athlete.html Bill Smith's Webelos Leader Resources: Athlete]
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* [http://www.skcbsa.org/buckeye/roundtable/athlete.pdf Webelos Roundtable Packet: Athlete]
== Related awards ==
== Related awards ==
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*Athlete Requirement 5 is similar to [[Tenderfoot]] requirement 10a & 10b.
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*Athlete is preparing you for [[Athletics]], [[Personal Fitness]], and [[Sports]] merit badges.
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*Requirement 5 is similar to [[Tenderfoot rank]] requirements 10a & 10b
*[[Cub Scout Sports: Physical Fitness]] Belt Loop & Pin
*[[Cub Scout Sports: Physical Fitness]] Belt Loop & Pin
*[[Physical Fitness Award]]
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*Requirement 5 is similar to [[Tenderfoot Rank]] Requirements 10a & 10b
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*[http://www.amateur-sports.com Amateur-Sports.com]
*[http://www.amateur-sports.com Amateur-Sports.com]
*[http://www.eatright.org American Dietetic Association]
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*[http://www.nata.org National Athletic Trainer's Association]
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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 Institute for International Sport]
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*[http://www.nyssf.org National Youth Sports Safety Foundation]
*[http://www.expertvillage.com/results.aspx?q=Exercise ExpertVillage Exercise Videos]:
*[http://www.expertvillage.com/results.aspx?q=Exercise ExpertVillage Exercise Videos]:
**[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/68515_track-field-warm-up-safety-one.htm Warm Up], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/4091_track-field-two.htm Stretching], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2798_running-technique.htm Running], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/41663_upper-body-wide-pullup.htm Pull-Ups], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/444_pushup-workout.htm Push-Ups], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1665_basketball-tricks.htm Basketball], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1163_baseball.htm Baseball], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/206_advanced-football.htm Football], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/47405_bodybuilding-exercises-benchpress.htm Bench Press], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/47398_bodybuilding-exercises-legcurl.htm Leg Curls]
**[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/68515_track-field-warm-up-safety-one.htm Warm Up], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/4091_track-field-two.htm Stretching], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2798_running-technique.htm Running], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/41663_upper-body-wide-pullup.htm Pull-Ups], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/444_pushup-workout.htm Push-Ups], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1665_basketball-tricks.htm Basketball], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1163_baseball.htm Baseball], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/206_advanced-football.htm Football], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/47405_bodybuilding-exercises-benchpress.htm Bench Press], [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/47398_bodybuilding-exercises-legcurl.htm Leg Curls]
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Webelos Scout Athlete activity badge (pin) resources include the Athlete worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
and cross-references for related Cub Scout belt loops & pins and Cub Scout awards.
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This is the Athlete activity badge for Webelos Scouts.
Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can also earn the Cub Scout Physical Fitness belt loop and pin..
The Webelos Athlete activity badge helps prepare Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Personal Fitness merit badge(s).
The Webelos Athlete activity badge options include earning the Physical Fitness pin.


Webelos
Athlete
Activity Badge

The Webelos Athlete 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.

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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 Handbook, 2007 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33452)

The text of these requirements is locked and can only be edited
by an administrator.
Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Athlete is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Athlete requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.


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 #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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