The Fitness Challenge

To complete the Fitness Challenge you need to chose a Physical challenge which you have either not attempted before, or which builds on a earlier achievement. The challenge should be agreed with the leader
The challenge can be anything from an athletic event, a charity swim, a long distant cycle ride or a long hike

To complete this challenge the scout will need to

1 Spend between four and six weeks preparing for this event, through an agreed exercise program
2 Show during this time an understanding of the importance of a sensible diet and the need for sufficient sleep
3 Keep a record of your progress
4 Be able to explain the dangers and harmful effect of Smoking, alcohol and drugs

The Athletics Proficiency Badge
1. Demonstrate to the examiner an appropriate warm up routine that involves gentle stretching and loosening exercises, using all the main muscle groups. The warm up should last between 5 –10 min.
After the session demonstrate an appropriate warm down.

2. Discuss with the examiner the safety rules associated with athletics, particularly the throwing and jumping events.

3. Complete any three track & field events, which must include both track and field, and gain points (see your leader) to pass this section.

Age
Points
11
9
12
10.5
13
12
14
13.5
15
16