Wipe the sweat from your brow, as you close in your personal best. Athletics is all about practising, persevering and improving – perfect for a Scout like you.
How to earn your badge:
Run through an appropriate warm-up and warm-down routine using all the main muscle groups. Explain why both routines are important.
- Warm up routine
- Warm down routine
Talk about the safety rules in athletics, particularly throwing and jumping events.
Explain the most appropriate clothing to wear.
Take part in six athletics events.
Choose at least one from each of the three sections below, improving your distance or time over a number of attempts.
Field events Track events Team events
Throwing a cricket ball
4 x100m relay
Team assault course
Assisted blindfold race
Find out and explain to your leader how to take part in athletics in your local area.
Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.