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Webelos Scout Activity Badges
Physical Skills Group

As revised in the 1998 edition of the Webelos Scout Book.

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Do These:

  1. Jump into water over your head. Level off and swim 100 feet, at least half of this using the elementary backstroke.
  2. Right after the swim, stay Stay in the water after the swim and float on your back in a resting position with as little motion as possible for one minute.

And Do Three of These:

  1. Do a surface dive and swim under water for at least two strokes before coming up.
  2. Swim on the surface for 50 feet, while properly using a mask, fins, and a snorkel.
  3. Explain Demonstrate three basic water rescue methods. Show Demonstrate reaching and throwing, and describe Describe going with support.
  4. Know the rules of small-boat safety. Show that you know how to handle a rowboat.
  5. Put on a personal Flotation device (PFD) that is the right size for you. Make sure it is properly fastened. Wearing the PFD, jump into water over your head. Show how the PFD keeps your head above water by swimming 25 feet.  Get out of the water, remove the PFD, and hang it where it will dry.
  6. 7. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Sports Participation Recognition belt loop for swimming.

Note: For requirement 8, you must earn the Swimming Belt Loop while you are a Webelos Scout. (even if you earned it while in a Cub Scout Den).


Do These:

  1. Explain what it means to be physically healthy.
  2. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Sports Pin for Physical Fitness.

And Do Five of These:

  1. Lie on your back. Hook your feet onto something heavy or have Have another person hold your feet to the floor. Do and do 30 curl-ups. bent-knee sit-ups.
  2. Do two pull-ups on a bar.
  3. Do eight pushups from the ground or floor.
  4. Do a standing long jump of at least 5 feet.
  5. Do a vertical jump and reach of at least 9 inches.
  6. Do a 50-yard dash in 8.2 seconds or less.
  7. Do a 600-yd run (or walk) in 2 minutes 45 seconds or less.


Required for Webelos Badge

Do BOTH Six of These:

  1. With a parent or other adult family member complete the exercises a safety notebook, which is discussed in the pamphlet "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse and Drug Abuse" found in the front of this book.
  2. Read the meal planning information in this chapter. With a parent or other family member, plan a week of meals. Explain what kinds of meals are best for you and why.
    Choose six exercises that will keep different parts of your body fit. Record your best in each of them. Show improvement in each after practicing them regularly for 30 days.


  1. Keep a record of your daily meals and snacks for a week.  Decide whether you have been eating foods that are good for you.
  2. 3. Tell an adult member of your family about the  five bad effects smoking or chewing tobacco would have on your body.
  3. 6. Tell an adult member of your family four reasons why you should not use alcohol and how it could affect you.
  4. 4. Tell an adult member of your family what drugs could do to your body and how they would affect your ability to think clearly.
  5. Read the booklet Don't Be Tricked by Drugs: A Deadly Game! Take A Stand Against Drugs! Discuss it with an adult and show that you understand the material.
    5. Tell an adult member of your family what a balanced diet is and whether or not your diet is balanced.

NOTE:  The booklet "Don't Be Tricked by Drugs: A Deadly Game!" mentioned in Requirement 7 in the book has been replaced by a newer booklet, entitled "Take A Stand Against Drugs!". The booklet should be available from your local Boy Scout Council Office (NOT the Scout Shop™). If your Council Office does not have copies of this publication, they should call the National BSA Drug Prevention Task Force for additional copies. Bulk orders by Scouters or other groups are also accepted, and may be made by sending a check for $20.00 for 100 copies, to:

IRVING, TEXAS, USA 75061-2049


Do These:

  1. Show the signals used by officials in one of these the following sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, or hockey.
  2. Explain what good sportsmanship means.
  3. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn two of the Cub Scout Sports belt loops for two individual sports (archery, badminton, bicycling, bowling, fishing, golf, gymnastics, marbles, physical fitness, skating, skiing, swimming, table tennis, or tennis).
  4. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn two of the Cub Scout Sports belt loops for two team sports (baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, ultimate, volleyball, or ultimate).

Page updated on: August 28, 2022

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