Athlete Scout Interest Badge

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Badge requirements[edit]

Athlete Interest Badge
  1. Demonstrate the correct methods of walking and running, and of starting a race.
  2. Discuss the rules for the following:
    1. Sprint race
    2. Middle distance and long distance
    3. Relay races
    4. Hurdles
    5. Discus event
    6. Shot-put
  3. Discuss correct diet and methods of training for athletes.
  4. Represent your club, Troop or school at an athletic meeting.
  5. Gain the indicated points in five of the following groups of tests according to your age.
    Age next birthday Points
    12 32
    13 34
    14 36
    15 40
    16 44
    17 46

    Tests may be taken over two or more days. A candidate may not undertake more than one test from a group.

    Athlete Interest Badge tests
    Group Test Standard
    6 points
    First Class
    8 points
    Special
    10 points
    1 100 metre sprint 16.5 sec 15.5 sec 12 sec
    2 200 metre sprint 28 sec 26 sec 22 sec
    3 800 metres 2 min 38 sec 2 min 28 sec 2 min 15 sec
    1500 metres 5 min 55 sec 5 min 15 sec 4 min 50 sec
    4 Running high jump 1.15 m 1.35 m 1.55 m
    Running long jump 3.8 m 4.2 m 4.8 m
    5 Shot-put (5.4kg) 6 m 8 m 10 m
    Discus (under 17 size) 28 m 30 m 32 m
    Javelin (700 gm) 35 m 48 m 45 m
    6 100 metre hurdles (91 cm) 20 sec 18 sec 16 sec
    7 Road walk (5 km) 42 min 40 min 38 min
    8 Cross country run (3 km) Standard points only. No time set. Candidate not to stop running. The cross country must take place over open country and not along streets.


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