Boy Scout Merit Badge Requirements


[BADGE] ATHLETICS

  1. Write 500 words on how to train for sports.
  2. Give the rules for two track and two field events. Tell what an amateur is.
  3. Prepare plans for holding a sports meet. Outline duties of each official needed.
  4. Serve as an official in an athletic meet or major sport.
  5. Qualify in one event, for your weight, in each of the groups below.
  Under
75 lbs
Under
95 lbs
Under
110 lbs
Under
125 lbs
Under
140 lbs
Under
160lbs
Under
175lbs
Under
200 lbs
200 lbs
or over
GROUP 1                  
Running long jump 10'2" 11'6" 12' 13' 14' 15' 16' 14' 10'
Running high jump 3'2" 3'6" 3'9" 4' 4'3" 4'2" 4' 3'6" 3'
Standing long jump 5'10" 6'3" 6'9" 7'2" 7'4" 7'6" 7'4" 6' 5'
Standing high jump 2'6" 3' 3'2" 3'4" 3'6" 3'8" 3'5" 3' 2'4"
                   
GROUP 2 sec sec sec sec sec sec sec sec sec
50-yard dash 8 7-4/5 7-3/5 7-1/5 7 6-3/5 7 7-3/5 8-2/5
100-yard dash       13 12-3/5 12-2/5 12-4/5 14 15-3/5
6-potato race 36 28 27 26 25 24 28 32 36
                   
GROUP 3 sec sec sec sec sec sec sec sec sec
20-yard swim 19-3/5 18-2/5 17-4/5 17-1/5 16-3/5 16 15 15-4/5 18-3/5
40-yard swim 47 40 39 38 37 36 35 39 40
                   
GROUP 4                  
Pull-up 3 times 5 times 6 times 8 times 10 times 12 times 10 times 6 times 4 times
8-lb shot put 15' 20' 24' 28' 32' 34' 36' 37' 38'
Push-up from floor 7 times 9 times 10 times 12 times 14 times 16 times 17 times 12 times 8 times
Rope Climb 18 ft 29 sec 17 sec 15 sec 13 sec 11 sec 14 sec 17 sec 20 sec 25 sec
                   
GROUP 5                  
Baseball throw for accuracy
(3 strikes, 6 throws)
42' 48' 51' 54' 57' 65' 70' 60' 50'
Baseball throw for distance 120' 150' 175' 195' 210' 220' 230' 200' 175'
Basketball goal shooting
(30 sec)
5 in 8 5 in 8 6 in 9 7 in 10 8 in 11 9 in 12 10 in 13 8 in 12 6 in 15

BSA Advancement ID#: 23
Source: Boy Scout Requirements, #33215E, revised 2002