Personal Fitness Scout Interest Badge

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Badge requirements[edit]

Physical Fitness Interest Badge
  1. After a ten-minute warm up, complete the following endurance and stamina exercises in the given time for your age:
    Age 11 12 13 14 15 16
    Merit 5:20 5:10 5:00 4:50 4:40 4:30
    Standard 6:00 5:45 5:30 5:20 5:15 5:05
    1. 15 Front lying, trunk raises (hypers)
      Over a bench or other support. Hand position as for curlups. 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. 25 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. 8 square shuttle runs
      Mark out a square of 5 metres along each side. Each completed circuit counts as one.
    8. 10 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 8 km in length.
  4. Achieve the given standard for your age group in the following activities:
    1. HIGH JUMP (best of three jumps) Measurements in metres.
      Age 11 12 13 14 15 16
      Merit 1,04 1,24 1,39 1,49 1,53 1,57
      Standard 0,75 0,90 1,10 1,25 1,35 1,40
    2. STANDARD LONG JUMP (best of three jumps). Measurements in metres.
      Age 11 12 13 14 15 16
      Merit 2,10 2,25 2,40 2,53 2,65 2,77
      Standard 1,67 1,77 1,96 2,08 2,18 2,28
    3. 50 METRE SPRINT (time in seconds to nearest tenth of a second)
      Age 11 12 13 14 15 16
      Merit 8,1 7,9 7,5 7,0 6,8 6,5
      Standard 8,5 8,3 8,1 7,9 7,5 7,1
    4. 800 METRE RUN (time in minutes and seconds)
      Age 11 12 13 14 15 16
      Merit 2:32 2:27 2:21 2:14 2:06 2:09
      Standard 3:05 2:59 2:53 2:44 2:48 2:36


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