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Cubs Athletics Activity Badge

Cubs Athletics Activity Badge

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:

  1. Take part in a proper warm up and warm down routine, using all the main muscle groups.

    A suitable adult, Young Leader or Scout will need to lead the routine.

    1. Warm up routine
    2. Warm down routine
  2. Explain the best clothes to wear for athletics and how to be safe.
  3. Take part in one of these throwing activities:
    1. Throw a tennis or cricket ball as far you can. Do one overarm throw and another underarm throw.
    2. Throw three beanbags into a bucket. Try to increase the distance each time.
    3. Throw a football or similar ball as far as you can. Do one using a chest push and another as an overhead throw.
  4. Take part in two of these running activities and try your best:
    1. shuttle run 6 x 10m
    2. 50m skip with a rope
    3. 50m sprint
    4. 25m sack race
    5. 25m egg and spoon race
    6. 400m run
  5. Take part in one of these team activities:
    1. 4 x 100m relay
    2. team assault course
    3. assisted blindfold race
  6. Do one of these jumps and go as far or as high as you can:
    1. sargent jump
    2. standing jump
    3. high jump
    4. long jump

September 2018.

Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.

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