Webelos Scout Activity Badges
AQUANAUT, ATHLETE, FITNESS(*), SPORTSMAN
* Required for Webelos Badge
Jump into water over your head.
Level off Come
to the surface and swim 100 feet, at least half of this using
a the elementary
Stay in the water after the swim and float on
your back and your front, and demonstrate survival floating.
in a r esting
position with as little motion as possible for one minute.
Put on a personal floatation device (PFD) that is the right size for you. Make sure it is properly fastened. Wearing the PFD, jump into water over your head. Show how the PFD keeps your head above water by swimming 25 feet. Get out of the water, remove the PFD, and hang it where it will dry.
And do three of these:
Do a front surface dive and swim under water for
strokes before returning to the surface
4. Swim on the surface for 50 feet,
while properly using a mask, fins, and a snorkel.
three Explain the four basic water
rescue methods. Demonstrate reaching and throwing rescues.
Describe going with support.
rules of small-boat safet y.
Show With an adult on board, show
that you know how to handle a rowboat. Put on a
personal Flotation device (PFD) that is the right size for you. Make
sure it is properly fastened. Wearing the PFD, jump into water over your
head. Show how the PFD keeps your head above water by swimming 25 feet.
Get out of the water, remove the PFD, and hang it where it will dry.Pass the BSA "Swimmer" test:
Jump feet-first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming.
Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl.
Then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke.
After completing the swim, rest by floating.
While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Sports belt loop for swimming.
Note: For requirement 8, you must earn the Swimming Belt Loop while you are a Webelos Scout. (even if you earned it while in a Cub Scout Den).
With your parent, guardian, or Webelos den leader, complete the Perseverance Character Connection.
Know: Review the requirements and decide which ones might be more difficult for you to do. Make a plan to complete one of the harder requirements.
Commit: When doing the harder requirement, did you ever feel frustrated or angry? What did perseverance have to do with that? Name another type of task for which you will need to persevere.
Practice: Practice perseverance by following your plan to do that requirement for the Athlete activity badge.
Explain what it means to be physically and mentally
healthy. 2. While you
are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Sports Pin for Physical Fitness.
Explain what you as a Webelos Scout can do to
stay physically and mentally healthy.
Every time you work on requirement 5 below, start with at least 5 minutes of stretching warm-up activities.
Do as many as you can of the following and record your results. Show improvement in all of the activities after 30 days.
Have another person hold your feet down while you do as many curl-ups as you can.
Do as many pull-ups from a bar as you can.
Do as many push-ups from the ground or floor as you can.
Do a standing long jump as far as you can.
Do a quarter-mile run or walk.
And do five of
these: Lie on your
back. Have another person hold your feet to the floor and do 30
curl-ups. Do two
pull-ups on a bar. Do eight
pushups from the ground or floor. Do a
standing long jump of at least 5 feet. Do a
vertical jump and reach of at least 9 inches. Do a 50-yard
dash in 8.2 seconds or less. Do a 600-yd
run (or walk) in 2 minutes 45 seconds or less.
And do two of these:
Do a vertical jump and improve your reach in 30 days.
Do a 50 yard dash as fast as you can, and show a decrease in time over a 30 day period.
Ride a bike 1 mile as fast as you can, and show a decrease in time over a 30 day period.
Swim a quarter mile in a pool or lake as fast as you can, and show a decrease in time over a 30 day period.
With your parent, guardian, or Webelos den leader, complete the Health and Fitness Character Connection.
Know: Tell why it is important to be healthy, clean, and fit.
Commit: Tell when it is difficult for you to stick with good health habits. Tell where you can go to be with others who encourage you to be healthy, clean, and fit.
Practice: Practice good health habits while doing the requirements for this activity badge.
Do six of these:
With a parent or other adult family member complete a safety notebook,
which is discussed in the booklet
pamphlet "How to
Protect Your Children from Child Abuse " that comes with
found in the front of
this book. 2.
Read the meal planning information in this chapter. With a parent or
other family member, plan a week of meals. Explain what kinds of meals
are best for you and why. 3.
Keep a record of your daily meals and snacks for a week. Decide
whether you have been eating foods that are good for you. 4.
Tell an adult member of your family about the bad effects smoking or
chewing tobacco would have on your body. 5.
Tell an adult member of your family four reasons why you should not use
alcohol and how it could affect you. 6.
Tell an adult member of your family what drugs could do to your body and
how they would affect your ability to think clearly. 7.
Read the booklet
Take A Stand Against Drugs! Discuss it with an
adult and show that you understand the material.
NOTE: The booklet "Take A Stand Against Drugs!" should be available from your local Boy Scout Council Office (NOT the Scout Shop™). If your Council Office does not have copies of this publication, they should call the National BSA Drug Prevention Task Force for additional copies. Bulk orders by Scouters or other groups are also accepted, and may be made by sending a check for $20.00 for 100 copies, to:
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION TASK FORCE, SUM
NATIONAL OFFICE, BSA
1325 WEST WALNUT HILL LANE
IRVING, TEXAS, USA 75061-2049
Show the signals used by officials in one of these sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, or hockey.
Explain what good sportsmanship means.
While you are a Webelos Scout, earn
Sports belt loops for two individual sports (
snow ski and board sports,
table tennis, or
While you are a Webelos Scout, earn Cub Scouting Sports belt loops for two team sports (baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, flag football, or ultimate).
Page updated on: August 28, 2022
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