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Personal Fitness Merit Badge

posted Mar 24, 2012, 8:02 AM by Alan Carr   [ updated Mar 26, 2012, 9:33 PM by Brent Browning ]


The Personal Fitness Merit Badge is a great way to get into shape AND earn an eagle-required merit badge. Three 12-week sessions are scheduled for this scouting year, one each in January, February, and March. As of this writing the January and February classes are underway, but you still have time to join the March class!

What: BSA Personal Fitness Merit Badge
When: Sunday, March 25th, 5:30pm
Where: Blach Jr. High School's Track, Los Altos, CA
Who: All T33 scouts who have completed 10a, b of the Scouting Handbook

Overview:  Although the class runs 12-weeks, you will meet as a group just three times during the course of the class. The first meeting is to assess your physical condition by taking a series of simple (easy) tests:  running, sit-ups, push-ups, range of motion, etc.. We will also take base-line measurements of certain muscle groups (arm, thigh, chest, shoulders) as a way of charting improvement throughout the 12 weeks. Each scout will be responsible to draft and execute an exercise routine aimed at improving strength and endurance, two key attributes of the Scouting Oath. Once done, you will meet as a group just two more times to review progress, take questions, and just make sure everyone's keeping pace. Finally, our last meeting is a repeat of the first where we re-take those base-line measurements so that you can compare with those taken during the first meeting. You will see your progress!

Contact:  Alan Carr (T33 ASM) at or
Brent Browning,
Mar 27, 2012, 10:36 PM
Brent Browning,
Mar 27, 2012, 10:37 PM