Boy Scout Home Page

Boy Scout Home Page

ScoutingBSA Home
Return to the ScoutingBSA Home Page

 
MERIT BADGES
 Text
Graphic
Note:
Eagle Required
         are in Italics

"A"
American Business
American Culture
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Atomic Energy
Auto Mechanics
Aviation

"B"
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling

"C"
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Cinematography
Citizenship Community*
Citizenship Nation*
Citizenship World*
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communications*
Computers
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling*

"D"
Dentistry
Disability Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting

"E"
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness**
Energy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science*

"F"
Family Life*
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid*
Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry

"G"
Gardening
Genealogy
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts

"H"
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship

"I"
Indian Lore
Insect Studies

"J"
Journalism

"K"

"L"
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving**

"M"
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Model Design & Building
Motorboating
Music

"N"
Nature

"O"
Oceanography
Orienteering

"P"
Painting
Personal Fitness**
Personal Management*
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper

"Q"

"R"
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile & Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing

"S"
Safety
Salesmanship
Scholarship
Sculpture
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Skiing
Small Boat Sailing
Soil & Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports**
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Swimming**

"T"
Textile
Theatre
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation

"U"

"V"
Veterinary Medicine

"W"
Water Skiing
Weather
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork

"X"
"Y"
"Z"

 

atheletics.gif (7360 bytes)  Athletics
Requirements 1964
  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.
GROUP 1
  Under
75 
lbs
Under
95 
lbs
Under
110 lbs
Under
125 lbs
Under
140 lbs
Under
160
lbs
Under
175
lbs
Under
200 lbs
200 lbs
or over
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
 

Return to Previous Page

Privacy Statement and Disclaimer

Return Forward

Last Update March 28, 2004