I’ve had several requests lately for a newer version of the merit badge check off list, updated with the newest badges. So I’ve redone the list as a Google spreadsheet. This will make it easier to keep updated.
Athletics Merit Badge
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.”
A reader asks about how old a Scout should be to work on a merit badge. The Guide to Advancement provides some answers.
This athletics program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with an athletics theme.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The science Nova (STEM) award for Boy Scouts is called Shoot!
The physical fitness troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of exercise diet, and healthy habits in a troop setting.
The Athletics merit badge is an elective which might interest Boy Scouts who are involved in sports or concerned about fitness.
Scouting and sports go together. Many recognitions require that the Scout discuss sportsmanship. So what does good sportsmanship mean?
Sports drinks like Gatorade or Power Aid are designed to replenish the water and salt your body loses when you are active or exercising. You can mix up your own powdered mix to accomplish this for a fraction of the cost of purchasing these drinks by the bottle.
You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges.