Fitness Scoutcraft Badge

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The badge tests a scout’s personal fitness level and challenges them to reach and maintain a standard of fitness. Exposes a scout to a healthy way of life.

Badge requirements[edit]

Fitness Scoutcraft Badge
  1. After a ten-minute warm up, complete the following endurance and stamina exercises in the given time for your age:
    Age 11 Boys 11 Girls 12 Boys 12 Girls 13 Boys 13 Girls
    Merit 5m 20s 5m 25s 5m 10s 5m 15s 5m 00s 5m 05s
    Standard 6m 00s 6m 05s 5m 50s 5m 55s 5m 40s 5m 45s
    1. 12 Front lying, trunk raises (hypers) - Over a bench or other support. Hand position as for curl ups. Stop at horizontal position.
    2. 20 Curlups (sit-ups)- Partner grasps ankles, legs must be bent to 90°, fingers locked behind neck, chin off chest, elbows must touch knees, head must return to the floor each time. Incorrect curlup does not count.
    3. 22 Pushups - Chest must touch clenched fist of partner. Incorrect pushup does not count
    4. 20 Biceps curls - Standing in half squat position lifting 10% of body mass (sandbags).
    5. 20 Vertical jumps - To reach a point 25 cm above arm’s length.
    6. 20 Lateral arm raises - Standing in half squat position lifting 10% of body mass (sandbags). Lift elbows laterally to 90°.
    7. 5 Square shuttle runs - Mark out a square of 5 metres along each side. Each completed circuit counts as one.
    8. 5 Shuttle runs of 25 metres - Place two beacons 25 m apart. Each turn around a beacon counts as one.
  2. Discuss the importance of individual sports (tennis, squash, golf etc) in keeping yourself physically fit in later life. Play at least one individual sport.
  3. Participate in an outdoor cross-country race of at least 3 km in length.
  4. Achieve the given standard for your age group in the following activities:
    1. High Jump (best of three jumps)
      Age 11 Boys 11 Girls 12 Boys 12 Girls 13 Boys 13 Girls
      Merit 1.09m 1.03m 1.18m 1.09m 1.22m 1.15m
      Standard 0.83m 0.77m 0.82m 0.8m 0.87m 0.83m
    2. Standard Long Jump (best of three jumps)
      Age 11 Boys 11 Girls 12 Boys 12 Girls 13 Boys 13 Girls
      Merit 3.7m 3.03m 3.96m 3.25m 4.27m 3.5m
      Standard 3.17m 2.6m 3.4m 2.79m 3.66m 3.0m
    3. 50 Metre Sprint
      Age 11 Boys 11 Girls 12 Boys 12 Girls 13 Boys 13 Girls
      Merit 8.69" 9.21" 8.56" 9.10" 8.22" 8.75"
      Standard 9.44" 10.0" 9.17" 9.75" 8.93" 9.51"
    4. 800 Metre Run
      Age 11 Boys 11 Girls 12 Boys 12 Girls 13 Boys 13 Girls
      Merit 2'47" 2'57" 2'42" 2'53" 2'31" 2'48"
      Standard 2'53" 3'11" 2'48" 3'06" 2'44" 3'02"


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