BSA Supply No. 35860
Being involved in an athletic endeavor is not only a way to have fun, but it also is one of the best ways for a person to maintain a healthy and strong body, living up to the promise each Scout makes "to keep myself physically strong."
- Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while participating
in athletic events, including sprains, strains, contusions, abrasions, blisters,
dehydration, and heat reactions.
- Explain the following:
- The importance of the physical exam
- The importance of maintaining good health habits, especially during training
- The importance of maintaining a healthy diet
- Select an athletic activity to participate in for one season (or four months). Then
do the following:
- With guidance from your counselor, establish a personal training program suited
to the activity you have chosen.
- Organize a chart for this activity and monitor your progress during this time.
- Explain to your counselor the equipment necessary to participate in this activity,
and the appropriate clothing for the season and the locale.
- At the end of the season, discuss with your counselor the progress you have made
during training and competition and how your development has affected you mentally
- Do the following:
- Give the rules for two athletic activities, one of which is the activity you chose
for requirement 3.
- Discuss the importance of warming up and cooling down.
- Explain to your counselor what an amateur athlete is and the differences between
an amateur and a professional athlete.
- Discuss the traits and importance of good sportsmanship. Tell what role sportsmanship
plays in both individual and group athletic activities.
- Complete the activities in FOUR of the following groups and show improvement over
a three-month period:
Group 1: Sprinting
Group 2: Long-Distance Running
- 100-meter dash
- 200-meter dash
Group 3: Long Jump OR High Jump
- 3k run
- 5k run
Group 4: Swimming
- Running long jump OR running high jump (best of three tries)
- Standing long jump OR standing high jump (best of three tries)
Group 5: Pull-Ups AND Push-Ups
- 100-meter swim
- 200-meter swim
Group 6: Baseball Throw
- Pull-ups in two minutes
- Push-ups in two minutes
Group 7: Basketball Shooting
- Baseball throw for accuracy, 10 throws
- Baseball throw for distance, five throws (total distance)
- Basketball shot for accuracy, 10 free-throw shots
- Basketball throw for skill and agility, the following shots as shown on the diagram:
Group 8: Football Kick OR Soccer Kick
- Left-side layup
- Right-side layup
- Left side of hoop, along the key line
- Right side of hoop, along the key line
- Where key line and free-throw line meet, left side
- Where key line and free-throw line meet, right side
- Top of the key
- Anywhere along the three-point line
Group 9: Weight Training
- Goals from the 10-yard line, eight kicks
- Football kick or soccer kick for distance, five kicks (total distance)
- Chest/bench press, two sets of 15 repetitions each
- Leg curls, two sets of 15 repetitions each
- Do the following:
- Prepare plans for conducting a sports meet or field day that includes 10 activities,
at least five of which must come from the groups mentioned in requirement 5. Outline
the duties of each official needed and list the equipment the meet will require.
- With your parent's and counselor's approval, serve as an official or volunteer at
a sports meet to observe officials in action. Tell your counselor about your responsibilities
at the meet and discuss what you learned.
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Organizations and Web Sites
Amateur Athletic Union
P.O. Box 22409
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Web site: http://www.aausports.org
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
One IBM Plaza, Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60611-3604
Web site: http://www.aapmr.org
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Web site: http://www.mayoclinic.com
National Youth Sports Safety Foundation Inc.
One Beacon St., Suite 3333
Boston, MA 02108
Web site: http://www.nyssf.org
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 738-H
Washington, DC 20201-0004
Web site: http://fitness.gov
Web site: http://teenagerstoday.com
Web site: http://kidshealth.org/teen
USA Track and Field
One RCA Dome, Suite 140
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Web site: http://www.usatf.org
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One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Web site: http://www.usoc.org