Run! Jump! Throw! Whichever sport you decide to have a go at, this badge is about trying your best and improving as you practice.
How to earn your badge:
Take part in a proper warm-up and cool down routine, using all the main muscle groups.
A suitable adult, Young Leader or Scout will need to lead the routine.
- Warm up routine
- Cool down routine
Explain the best clothes to wear for athletics and how to be safe.
Take part in one of these throwing activities:
- Throw a football or similar ball as far as you can. Do one using a chest push and another as an overhead throw.
- Throw three beanbags into a bucket. Try to increase the distance each time.
- Throw a tennis or cricket ball as far you can. Do one overarm throw and another underarm throw.
Take part in two of these running activities and try your best:
- shuttle run 6 x 10 m
- 50 m skip with a rope
- 50 m sprint
- 25 m sack race
- 25 m egg and spoon race
- 400 m run
Take part in one of these team activities:
- 4 x 100 m relay
- team assault course
- assisted blindfold race
Do one of these jumps and go as far or as high as you can:
- sargent jump
- standing jump
- high jump
- long jump
Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.