The Fitness Activity Badge or Pin is required for the Webelos Badge. It is important
to start it early. Provision # 2 is the six exercises. The scouts have to show
improvement after 30 days. So pick the six exercises, and get the clock
ticking on the 30 days.
Some of these ideas suggest that you bring in outside speakers to talk on subjects
that are controversial. Please talk with the parents of your boys before you plan
this program. The fitness of the boy, in terms of drug and alcohol abuse, is the
responsibility of the parents first. Let them know what you are doing!
FITNESS DEN ACIVITIES
Learn about nutrition and cook a nutritious meal for the Den or families.
Invite a team trainer, doctor or coach visit the Den to tell about proper training;
the use of steroids, drugs, alcohol and smoking on the body.
Have the boys meet with a person who is a recovering alcoholic or drug user. They
are more impressed with this, than your telling them it is bad for them. Make
sure the person is referred by a reputable person or group. (Make sure the boys
have their parents' permission.)
Help the boys research highway death statistics and what percentage are due to
alcohol or drugs.
Have a Webelos Olympics. Challenge a Webelos Den from your Pack or another to
a contest. Have the same events as a field day. Webelos are rewarded based on
their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd finish; but also have team scores.
TEST YOUR HEARTBEAT
Did you know that you can't actually hear a heartbeat? The heartbeat itself is
just a contraction of muscle and is perfectly quiet. What you can hear is the
sound of heart valves snapping shut.
Here's how to test your heartbeat:
- Press the first two fingers of one hand over the radial artery in the wrist
of your other hand. That's the artery in the depression just below the base
of your wrist. Move your fingers until you can feel the pulse of your blood.
- Use a watch with a second hand, and count the number of beats in 15 seconds.
- Multiply by 4. Now you know the number of beats per minute.
- Run or exercise for 10 minutes or so. Take your pulse again, and see how
much faster your heart is pumping.
YOUR HEART BEAT CAN TELL SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR OVER-ALL Heath AND Fitness.
Fitness Activity Pin ~ Webelos Activity
Pins ~ Opening Webelos Page