This checkoff list could be used by a scribe to keep track of which Scouts have earned which merit badges or could be used by an individual Scout.
Personal Fitness Merit Badge
In the Scout Oath, Boy Scouts promise to keep themselves “physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight”. So personal fitness is a key part of the program. The Personal Fitness merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle.
A reader asks about how old a Scout should be to work on a merit badge. The Guide to Advancement provides some answers.
The physical fitness troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of exercise diet, and healthy habits in a troop setting.
The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Health Care troop program feature for Boy Scouts for June 2012. BSA provides the troop program feature guides as a resource for Boy Scout troops.
For you Scouts getting ready to start this badge, it is important to really understand your counselor’s expectations before you start.
Part of the requirements for this badge include doing some fitness tests periodically and recording a fitness plan over a period of 12 weeks. There are some worksheets available for this on the web, but the ones we looked at didn’t really fit in with the fitness plan which LC and his merit badge counselor […]