Skip to main content

Scouts Athletics Activity Badge

Scouts Athletics Activity 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

    Discus

    Shot put 

    Throwing a cricket ball

    Javelin 

    High jump

    Long Jump 

    Standing Jump  

    Sargent Jump  

    100m

    200m

    400m

    800m

    1500m

    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.

January 2015.

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

Looking for activities for this badge