Exercise Contest

Exercise is Essential : Staying Physically Strong!

  • STEP 1: Pre-order your patch at HERE for $5 (plus tax, S&H).  Download the Exercise is Essential tracking sheet. 
  • STEP 2: Do at least 30 minutes of exercise for 30 days that are within the Stay at Home guidelines. Click HERE to see the current CA.GOV updates.  
  • STEP 3: Earn the patch by sharing your tracking sheet with your unit leader.  Did you participate in a unique or exciting activity or just super proud of your accomplishments? Share your story on social media by tagging #OCBSASCOUTSTRONG! Patches will be mailed starting the week of July 13th.

Besides ping pong, corn hole, hula hoops and jumping rope, there are MANY fun games and sports you can do from home! Click on the links below for hours of fun: 

15 Sports to Play at Home    Unconventional Sports To Do At Home    8 Fun and Simple Activities

12 Exercises For Kids   16 Strength-Training Exercises for Kids   Exercise Safely for Teens

 

Lion | Kindergarten

Fun on the Run – Learn and demonstrate three exercises you can do each day.

Tiger | 1st Grade

My Tiger Jungle – With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, go for a walk outside, and pick out two or more sights or sounds of “nature” around you. Discuss with your partner or den.

Tigers in the Wild – Go for a short hike with your family, and carry your own gear. Show you know how to get ready for this hike.

Rolling Tigers – With your family, go on a bicycle hike wearing your safety equipment. Follow the bicycling safety and traffic laws

Wolf | 2nd Grade

Paws on the Path – Go on a 1-mile hike with your family. Find two interesting things that you’ve never seen before and discuss with your family.

Running With the Pack

  • Play catch with someone in your family who is standing 5 steps away from you. Play until you can throw and catch successfully at this distance. Take a step back and see if you can improve your throwing and catching skills.
  • Practice balancing as you walk forward, backward, and sideways.
  • Practice flexibility and balance by doing a front roll, a back roll, and a frog stand.
  • Play a sport or game with your family, and show good sportsmanship.
  • Do at least two of the following: frog leap, inchworm walk, kangaroo hop, or crab walk.

Finding Your Way – Using a map and compass, go on a hike or walk with your family.

Paws of Skill:

  • With your family, talk about why it is important to stretch before and after exercising. Demonstrate proper warm-up movements and stretches before and after each activity you do that involves action.
  • Select at least two physical fitness skills and practice them daily for two weeks. See if you can improve during that time.
  • With your family talk about what it means to be a member of a team. Working together, make a list of team sports, and talk about how the team works together to be successful. Choose one and play for 30 minutes.
Bear | 3rd Grade

Fur, Feathers, and Ferns – While hiking or walking for one mile, identify six signs that any mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, or plants are living near the place where you choose to hike or walk

Webelos & Arrow of Light | 4th & 5th Grade

Stronger, Faster, Higher:

  • Do these activities and record your results: 20 yard dash, vertical jump, lifting a 5 pound weight, push-ups, curls, jumping rope.
  • Make an exercise plan that includes at least three physical activities. Carry out your plan for 30 days, and write down your progress each week.

Webelos Walkabout – With a family member, hike 3 miles. Before your hike, plan and prepare a nutritious lunch or snack. Enjoy it on your hike, and clean up afterward.

Sports – Participate in two sports, as an individual or part of a family team.

 

Tenderfoot

6a. Record your best in the following tests:

  • Pushups (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
  • Situps or curl-ups (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
  • Back-saver sit-and-reach (Record the distance stretched.)
  • 1-mile walk/run (Record the time.)

6b. Develop and describe a plan for improvement in each of the activities listed in Tenderfoot requirement 6a. Keep track of your activity for at least 30 days.

6c. Show improvement (of any degree) in each activity listed in Tenderfoot requirement 6a after practicing for 30 days.

  • Pushups (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
  • Situps or curl-ups (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
  • Back-saver sit-and-reach (Record the distance stretched.)
  • 1-mile walk/run (Record the time.)
Second Class

3b. Using a compass and map together, take a 5-mile hike (or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and your parent or guardian

7a. After completing Tenderfoot requirement 6c, be physically active at least 30 minutes each day for five days a week for four weeks. Keep track of your activities.

First Class

8a. After completing Second Class requirement 7a, be physically active at least 30 minutes each day for five days a week for four weeks. Keep track of your activities.

MERIT BADGES with physical activities

(be sure to confirm with your MB Counselor before completing the requirements)

  • Athletics
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Personal Fitness

Looking for other ways to stay Physically Fit and earn a patch?  Check out this site: Scout Strong