| This is the Athletics merit badge for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.|
Webelos Scouts can earn the Athlete activity badge.
Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Physical Fitness belt loop and pin.
|Athletics requires prior counselor approval for requirement(s) #6b.|
|Athletics merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||023|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2008|
|“||Being involved in an athletic endeavor is not only a way to have fun, but it also is one of the best ways for a person to maintain a healthy and strong body, living up to the promise each Scout makes "to keep myself physically strong."||”|
The Athletics merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
Athletics merit badge requirements
- The BSA Athletics Troop Program Feature offers meeting and activity plans to include Athletics as one of your monthly themes.
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See First Aid Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: First Aid Merit Badge Pamphlet - First Aid Kit - Emergency Kit - Guide to Safe Scouting - Physcial
2a. Physical Exam
3. & 4. Warm-up, cool-down, Take part in one season...
- Rules, etiquette, equipment, diagram of playing area:
- 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.
|General Merit Badge information
- Amateur Athletic Union
- American Council on Exercise
- American Sport Education Program
- Inst. Intl Sports
- Mayo Clinic
- Nat. Youth Sports Safety Found.
- The President's Council on Fitness
- USA Track and Field
- U.S. Olympic Training Center