Cub Scout Physical Fitness

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==Belt Loop Requirements==
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{{Otheruses|''This is the '''Physical Fitness belt loop and pin for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts'''.<br />The [[Physical Fitness Award]] can be earned at all levels.''}}{{CSAS_Webelos_option|Belt Loop|Sportsman}}{{CSAS_Webelos_option|Pin|Athlete}}{{CSAS Prepare|Personal Fitness}}
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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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:2. 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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==Sports Pin Requirements==
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'''Earn the Marbles 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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: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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:3. 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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:5. 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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: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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:8. 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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== Notes ==
 
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Webelos Scouts that earn the Physical Fitness Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout also satisfy requirement 10 for the [[Webelos Athlete Activity Badge Requirements|Athlete Activity Badge]] and part of requirement 3 for the [[Webelos Sportsman Activity Badge Requirements|Sportsman Activity Badge]].
 
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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.
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'''1'''. Give a short report to your den or family on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. <br>
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: [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/60-060.pdf Order ''"Choose to Refuse"''] - [http://cubpack23.com/upldDocuments/Unit297/Drugs%20a%20Deadly%20Game%20Choose%20to%20Refuse.pdf Online Version] - [http://www.usscouts.org/safety/Drugs.asp USScouts: Choose to Refuse] - [http://www.scouting.org/Media/FactSheets/02-574.aspx Drugs: A Deadly Game] - [http://www.dare.com/ DARE] - [http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/body/alcohol.html Alcohol Dangers] - [http://www.mcgruff.org/Advice/drugs.php McGruff on Drugs and Alcohol] - [http://kidshealth.org/kid/grow/drugs_alcohol/know_drugs.html What You Need To Know About Drugs]
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'''3'''. Practice five physical fitness skills<br>
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:[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]
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: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2798_running-technique.htm Running] - Lesson Videos: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2798_running-technique.htm Running]
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'''1'''. [[Food Pyramid]] See the blank food pyramid in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Worksheet]]. <br>
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: [http://www.eatright.org American Dietetic Association Eat Right] - [http://www.nalusda.gov/fnic/Fpyr/pyramid.gif USDA Food Pyramid] - [http://www.mypyramid.gov/ MyPyramid.gov Food Pyramid] - [http://ific.org International Food Information Council Foundation]
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'''2'''. [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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'''3'''. See the Exercise Chart in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Worksheet]]. <br>
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'''4'''. Explain the reason for warming up and cooling down before and after each exercise session. <br>
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:[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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'''8'''. See [[Cub Scout Swimming]]. <br>
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*3a. could be met while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 1
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*8a. [[Food Pyramid]] could be met while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 1
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:*Elective 18d. could be partially/met by/while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 7
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:*Elective 20a. could be met while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 9
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*Achievement 16a. could be partially met by/while completing {{PAGENAME}} Belt Loop/Pin requirement X...
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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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*[[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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'''Personal Development Awards'''
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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.amateur-sports.com Amateur-Sports.com]
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*[http://www.eatright.org American Dietetic Association]
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*[http://www.americanheart.org/ American Heart Association]
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*[http://www.fitnessforkids.org Fitness for Kids]
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*[http://ific.org Intr. 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.nyssf.org National Youth Sports Safety Foundation]
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*[http://www.mypyramid.gov/kids/ USDA MyPyramid.gov For Kids]
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*[http://www.fitfamilyfitkids.com Centers for Disease Control: Fit Family Fit Kids]
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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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Cub Scout Physical Fitness Belt Loop & Pin resources include the Cub Scout Physical Fitness Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
with cross-references for related Cub Scout Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos requirements.
Cub Scout Physical Fitness is preparing you for the Webelos Athlete Activity Badge.   Prev  -  Next 


This is the Physical Fitness belt loop and pin for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts.
The Physical Fitness Award can be earned at all levels.
The Cub Scout Physical Fitness Belt Loop is an option for the Webelos Sportsman activity badge.
The Cub Scout Physical Fitness Pin is an option for the Webelos Athlete activity badge.
The Cub Scout Physical Fitness belt loop and pin help prepare Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Personal Fitness merit badge.


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



Cub Scout Physical Fitness requirements

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, sit-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. Choose a form of exercise, bring your heart rate up to target, and keep it there for 15 minutes. Remember to warm up and cool down slowly.
  2. Set up a four-step exercise program. Chart your progress for five days a week for two weeks.
  3. Explain the reason for warming up and cooling down before and after each exercise session.
  4. Visit a local gym and talk to a trainer about exercises and programs for young people.
  5. Participate in some aerobic exercises at least three times a week for four weeks.
  6. 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.
  7. Swim for a total of an hour over several practice periods, charting your time as you go.
  8. 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, 2nd Printing of 2010 Edition (BSA Supply No. 34299)

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

  1. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times
  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.


Requirement resources

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

1. Give a short report to your den or family on the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Order "Choose to Refuse" - Online Version - USScouts: Choose to Refuse - Drugs: A Deadly Game - DARE - Alcohol Dangers - McGruff on Drugs and Alcohol - What You Need To Know About Drugs

3. Practice five physical fitness skills

BSA: Proper way to do pull-ups - Lesson Videos: Pull-Ups
Running - Lesson Videos: Running
Cub Scout Softball
Pin Requirement Resources

1. Food Pyramid See the blank food pyramid in the Cub Scout Physical Fitness Worksheet.

American Dietetic Association Eat Right - USDA Food Pyramid - MyPyramid.gov Food Pyramid - International Food Information Council Foundation

2. The Importance of Warm-up and Cool Down - Lesson Videos: Warm Up
3. See the Exercise Chart in the Cub Scout Physical Fitness Worksheet.
4. Explain the reason for warming up and cooling down before and after each exercise session.

The Importance of Warm-up and Cool Down - Lesson Videos: Warm Up

8. See Cub Scout Swimming.

Related awards

Wolf Cub Scout
  • 3a. could be met while completing Cub Scout Physical Fitness Pin requirement 1
  • 8a. Food Pyramid 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)


Personal Development Awards

Personal development-related awards

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal


External links

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