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Boy Scout Troop 70
(St. Albans, Vermont)
 
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Visit the Library and download the Personal Fitness Merit Badge.  All scouts should read the merit badge book.

A summary of requirements can be viewed here: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/merit_badge_reqandres/personal_fitness.pdf.  This is not the MB book - just the requirements.

There are components to the Personal Fitness Merit Badge (MB) that you can incorporate into Tenderfoot, 2nd Class and 1st Class advancement tracking.  All scouts who attend summer camp need updated BSA medical forms part ABC, so this will satisfy part of requirement 1 of the MB.  You also need a statement from a dentist to verify you've had your teeth checked. 

Personal Fitness MB Tracking:

Requirement 7:
Outline a comprehensive 12-week physical fitness program using the results of your fitness tests. Be sure your program incorporates the endurance, intensity, and warm-up guidelines discussed in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet. Before beginning your exercises, have the program approved by your counselor and parents. 

Requirement 8:
Complete the physical fitness program you outlined in requirement 7. Keep a log of your fitness program activity (how long you exercised; how far you ran, swam, or biked; how many exercise repetitions you completed; your exercise heart rate; etc.). Repeat the aerobic fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility tests every two weeks and record your results. After the 12th week, repeat the three tests, record your results, and show improvement in each one. For the body composition test, compare and analyze your preprogram and post program body composition measurements. Discuss the meaning and benefit of your experience, and describe your long-term plans regarding your personal fitness.


Tenderfoot
6a.  This was done on 4/17 at our weekly meeting and is also most of requirement 6 in the MB.  We still need to complete body composition calculations.

Record the following in your handbook:
  • Push-ups ________ (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds)
  • Sit-ups 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.

  • Push-ups ________ (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds)
  • Sit-ups 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)

2nd Class
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.

1st 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.

Attachments
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FitnessLog.pdf  
FitnessLog.xlsx