Personal Fitness Merit Badge Workshop
Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts & Venture Scouts (who qualify) will:
Complete sections 2-7 of the Personal Fitness Merit Badge workbook
Complete the initial fitness assessment (1-mile run, sit & reach, and 60-second push-up test)
Design a 12-week personal workout program
End with games of Human Foosball for a fun workout & team building activity!
In order to complete the badge, participants will need to schedule a re-assessment after a minimum of 12-weeks and complete sections 1,8 and 9 (research project). The participants base their 12-week workout (and future goals) on the results of the assessment that day, in conjunction with the resources available to that individual at home. Previously completed assessments and work out logs will not be signed off by G.A.H.F. A counselor may sign off on the badge work pending fitness improvements, and an understanding of personal fitness, are demonstrated no less than 12-weeks after the assessment. Re-assessments are offered through G.A.H.F., (register below), but not required to be completed through G.A.H.F. Dress for inside and outside weather, wear tennis shoes, bring a water bottle and a snack. *Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to get checked in a settled, we do start promptly at 9:00 am
The following are required to participate:
Signed Merit Badge Card
Proof of BSA Medical Exam (less than one year old)
Printed copy of the Boy Scout Personal Fitness worksheet to fill out
Read the Boy Scout Personal Fitness pamplet prior to arrival
Refunds are not issued but date changes are permitted 2 weeks or more in advance, and if there are openings.
Boy Scout Personal Fitness Re-Assessment
The re-assessment is required to complete the badge and can be scheduled no less than 12 weeks after the initial assessment. We offer re-assessments to Scouts that have completed the workshop with us. However, Scouts that completed the workshop with us are not required to re-assess with us. *Dress for inside and outside, wear tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle.
Come prepared with sections 1, 8 and 9 of the workbook completed
Complete the 1-mile run, sit & reach, and 60-second push-up test
Demonstrate an understanding of personal fitness & show physical improvements on the assessment
Regardless of what the boys hand writing looks like, we highly encourage parents to resist the urge to write for them.