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Scouts Athletics Activity Badge

Scouts Athletics Activity Badge

Athletics badge

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:

  1. Run through an appropriate warm-up and warm-down routine using all the main muscle groups. Explain why both routines are important.
    1. Warm up routine
    2. Warm down routine
  2. Talk about the safety rules in athletics, particularly throwing and jumping events.

    Explain the most appropriate clothing to wear.

  3. 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


    Shot put 

    Throwing a cricket ball


    High jump

    Long Jump 

    Standing Jump  

    Sargent Jump  






    100m hurdles 

    4 x100m relay

    Team assault course

    Assisted blindfold race

  4. Find out and explain to your leader how to take part in athletics in your local area.

April 2024.

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

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