| This article is about the Webelos Activity Pin|
for the Belt Loop and Pin for Cub Scouts, see Cub Scout Physical Fitness
for the Merit Badge for Boy Scouts, see Personal Fitness
for the Award, see Physical Fitness Award
The Webelos Fitness 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.
Health habits learned in childhood tend to last a lifetime. The Fitness Activity Badge is designed to make Webelos more aware of good physical fitness, and what proper food and rest can do for him.
This Activity Badge is required for the Webelos badge.
- 1. With your parent, guardian, or Webelos den leader, complete the Health and Fitness Character Connection.
- a. Know: Tell why it is important to be healthy, clean, and fit.
- b. Commit: Tell when it is difficult for you to stick with good health habits. Tell where you can go to be with others who encourage you to be healthy, clean, and fit.
- c. Practice: Practice good health habits while doing the requirements for this activity badge.
And do six of these:
- 2. With a parent or other adult family member, complete a safety notebook, which is discussed in the booklet "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse" that comes with the Webelos Handbook.
- 3. Read the meal planning information in the Webelos Handbook. With a parent or other family member, plan a week of meals. Explain what kinds of meals are best for you and why.
- 4. Keep a record of your daily meals and snacks for a week. Decide whether you have been eating foods that are good for you.
- 5. Tell an adult member of your family about the bad effects smoking or chewing tobacco would have on your body.
- 6. Tell an adult member of your family four reasons why you should not use alcohol and how it could affect you.
- 7. Tell an adult member of your family what drugs could do to your body and how they would affect your ability to think clearly.
- 8. Read the booklet Take A Stand Against Drugs! Discuss it with an adult and show that you understand the material.
| The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:|
Webelos Handbook, 2016 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #621535)
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Help with these requirements
- American Dietetic Association
- American Heart Association
- Centers for Disease Control: Fit Family Fit Kids
- Fitness for Kids
- International Food Information Council Foundation
- National Athletic Trainer's Association
- American Council on Exercise
- American Sport Education Program
- Institute for International Sport
- National Youth Sports Safety Foundation
- ExpertVillage Exercise Videos: