Cub Scout Physical Fitness

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{{Cub Scout Academics and Sports introduction}}
{{Cub Scout Academics and Sports introduction}}
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==Belt Loop Requirements==
==Belt Loop Requirements==
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'''Complete these three requirements:'''
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Complete these three requirements:
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:1. Give a short report to your den or family on the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
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# Give a short report to your den or family on the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
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:2. Practice finding your pulse and counting your heartbeats per minute. Determine your target heart rate.
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# Practice finding your pulse and counting your heartbeats per minute. Determine your target heart rate.
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:3. Practice five physical fitness skills regularly. Improve performance in each skill over a month. Skills could include pull-ups, curl-ups, the standing long jump, the 50-yard dash, and the softball throw.
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# Practice five physical fitness skills regularly. Improve performance in each skill over a month. Skills could include pull-ups, curl-ups, the standing long jump, the 50-yard dash, and the softball throw.
==Sports Pin Requirements==
==Sports Pin Requirements==
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'''Earn the Physical Fitness belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:'''
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Earn the Physical Fitness belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
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:1. Make a diagram of the Food Guide Pyramid. List foods you ate in a week and show where they fit in the pyramid.
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# Make a diagram of the Food Guide Pyramid. List foods you ate in a week and show where they fit in the pyramid.
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:2. Choose a form of exercise, bring your heart rate up to target, and keep it there for 15 minutes. Don't forget to warm up and cool down.
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# Choose a form of exercise, bring your heart rate up to target, and keep it there for 15 minutes. Don't forget to warm up and cool down.
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:3. Set up a four-step exercise program. Chart your progress for five days a week for two weeks.
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# Set up a four-step exercise program. Chart your progress for five days a week for two weeks.
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:4. Explain the reason for warming up and cooling down before and after each exercise session.
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# Explain the reason for warming up and cooling down before and after each exercise session.
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:5. Visit a local gym and talk to a trainer about exercises and programs for young people.
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# Visit a local gym and talk to a trainer about exercises and programs for young people.
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:6. Participate in some aerobic exercises at least three times a week for four weeks.
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# Participate in some aerobic exercises at least three times a week for four weeks.
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:7. Build an obstacle course that could include some exercises with jumping, crawling, and hurdles. Time yourself three times to see whether you can improve your time.
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# Build an obstacle course that could include some exercises with jumping, crawling, and hurdles. Time yourself three times to see whether you can improve your time.
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:8. Swim for a total of an hour, charting your time as you go.
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# Swim for a total of an hour, charting your time as you go.
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:9. Participate for at least three months in an organized team sport or organized athletic activity.
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# Participate for at least three months in an organized team sport or organized athletic activity.
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# Earning the Physical Fitness Belt Loop ''while a Webelos Scout'' satisfies requirement 10 of the [[Athlete]] Activity Badge and is an option for requirement 3 of the [[Sportsman]] Activity Badge.
# Earning the Physical Fitness Belt Loop ''while a Webelos Scout'' satisfies requirement 10 of the [[Athlete]] Activity Badge and is an option for requirement 3 of the [[Sportsman]] Activity Badge.
# [[Cub_Scout_Sports#Earning_Loops_and_Pins_multiple_times|Details on earning a pin or loop multiple times]]
# [[Cub_Scout_Sports#Earning_Loops_and_Pins_multiple_times|Details on earning a pin or loop multiple times]]
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{{Worksheet}}
== Related achievements, electives, or other awards ==
== Related achievements, electives, or other awards ==
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* [[Tiger Cub Scout]]
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* [[Wolf Cub Scout]]
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;[[Wolf Cub Scout]]
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** [[Wolf Achievements]] 1, 3, 8
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*Achievement 1. could be met while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 7
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** [[Wolf Electives]] 18, 20
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*Achievement 3. could be met while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 1
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* [[Bear Cub Scout]]
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*Achievement 8. could be met while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 1
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** [[Bear Achievements]] 16
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:[[Wolf Electives]]
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** [[Bear Electives]] 18, 19, 20
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:*Elective 18d. could be partially/met by/while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 7
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* [[Webelos Scout]]
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:*Elective 20a. could be met while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 9
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** Webelos [[Athlete]] Activity Badge
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** Webelos [[Sportsman]] Activity Badge
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;[[Bear Cub Scout]]
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* [[Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program]]
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*Achievement 16a. could be partially met by/while completing {{PAGENAME}} Belt Loop/Pin requirement X...
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* [[Awards]]
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:[[Bear Electives]]
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** [[Physical Fitness Award]]
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:*Elective 18. could be partially/met by/while completing {{PAGENAME}} Belt Loop/Pin requirement X...
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:*Elective 19a., 19b., or 19e. could be met while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 8
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:*Elective 20f. could be met by earning the {{PAGENAME}} Pin
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;[[Webelos Scout]]
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*[[Athlete]] Activity Badge requirement 10. (earn the {{PAGENAME}} Pin ''while a Webelos Scout'')
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*[[Sportsman]] Activity Badge requirement 3 (partial). (earn the {{PAGENAME}} Belt Loop ''while a Webelos Scout'')
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;Other Awards
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*[[Physical Fitness Award]]
== External links ==
== External links ==
*[http://www.mypyramid.gov/kids/ USDA MyPyramid.gov For Kids]
*[http://www.mypyramid.gov/kids/ USDA MyPyramid.gov For Kids]
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===Printable checklists===
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*[http://www.amateur-sports.com Amateur-Sports.com]
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*[http://scouterdennis.googlepages.com/Reqs-PhysicalFitnessBeltLoop.pdf Belt Loop only]
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*[http://www.eatright.org American Dietetic Association]
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*[http://scouterdennis.googlepages.com/Reqs-PhysicalFitnessBeltLoopandPin.pdf Belt Loop & Pin]
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*[http://www.americanheart.org American Heart Association]
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*[http://www.fitfamilyfitkids.com Centers for Disease Control: Fit Family Fit Kids]
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*[http://www.fitnessforkids.org Fitness for Kids]
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*[http://ific.org International Food Information Council Foundation]
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*[http://www.kidshealth.org KidsHealth]
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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]
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/results.aspx?q=Exercise ExpertVillage Exercise Videos]:
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**[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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Revision as of 20:01, March 21, 2008

Physical Fitness
Belt Loop and Pin
Physical Fitness Sports Belt Loop
Image:s-PhysicalFitness.gif
Physical Fitness Sports Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)

The Cub Scout Physical Fitness belt loop and pin are a part of the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts may earn this award in a Family, Den, Pack, school, or community setting. Tiger Cubs must be always accompanied by their Adult partner.


Contents

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Give a short report to your den or family on the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
  2. Practice finding your pulse and counting your heartbeats per minute. Determine your target heart rate.
  3. Practice five physical fitness skills regularly. Improve performance in each skill over a month. Skills could include pull-ups, curl-ups, the standing long jump, the 50-yard dash, and the softball throw.

Sports Pin Requirements

Earn the Physical Fitness belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Make a diagram of the Food Guide Pyramid. List foods you ate in a week and show where they fit in the pyramid.
  2. Choose a form of exercise, bring your heart rate up to target, and keep it there for 15 minutes. Don't forget to warm up and cool down.
  3. Set up a four-step exercise program. Chart your progress for five days a week for two weeks.
  4. Explain the reason for warming up and cooling down before and after each exercise session.
  5. Visit a local gym and talk to a trainer about exercises and programs for young people.
  6. Participate in some aerobic exercises at least three times a week for four weeks.
  7. Build an obstacle course that could include some exercises with jumping, crawling, and hurdles. Time yourself three times to see whether you can improve your time.
  8. Swim for a total of an hour, charting your time as you go.
  9. Participate for at least three months in an organized team sport or organized athletic activity.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply No. 34299)


Notes

  1. Earning the Physical Fitness Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout satisfies requirement 10 of the Athlete Activity Badge and is an option for requirement 3 of the Sportsman Activity Badge.
  2. Details on earning a pin or loop multiple times
Worksheet A FREE workbook for Cub Scout Physical Fitness is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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Related achievements, electives, or other awards

Wolf Cub Scout
  • Achievement 1. could be met while completing Cub Scout Physical Fitness Pin requirement 7
  • Achievement 3. could be met while completing Cub Scout Physical Fitness Pin requirement 1
  • Achievement 8. could be met while completing Cub Scout Physical Fitness Pin requirement 1
Wolf Electives
  • Elective 18d. could be partially/met by/while completing Cub Scout Physical Fitness Pin requirement 7
  • Elective 20a. could be met while completing Cub Scout Physical Fitness Pin requirement 9
Bear Cub Scout
  • Achievement 16a. could be partially met by/while completing Cub Scout Physical Fitness Belt Loop/Pin requirement X...
Bear Electives
  • Elective 18. could be partially/met by/while completing Cub Scout Physical Fitness Belt Loop/Pin requirement X...
  • Elective 19a., 19b., or 19e. could be met while completing Cub Scout Physical Fitness Pin requirement 8
  • Elective 20f. could be met by earning the Cub Scout Physical Fitness Pin
Webelos Scout
  • Athlete Activity Badge requirement 10. (earn the Cub Scout Physical Fitness Pin while a Webelos Scout)
  • Sportsman Activity Badge requirement 3 (partial). (earn the Cub Scout Physical Fitness Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)
Other Awards

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