Personal Fitness - Summer 2011

The merit badge requires you to, based on your initial fitness test, develop a fitness plan and do your fitness plan for 12 weeks. This is a 12 week merit badge where you will be tested every 2 weeks. You will need to commit to doing your fitness plan for the entire 12 week period and meet every two weeks to do the fitness testing.

If you are ready to commit, then our first session will be SUNDAY, August 14th at 2PM at Sunshine Park.

You can sign up by putting a "comment" on this website page by putting your first initial and last name e.g., "G. Nishi of Troop 693 - I have read the requirements and will complete all of the prerequisites prior to August 14th and will commit to attending all of the fitness testing sessions."


  • Get the CURRENT merit badge book and bring it with you
  • Read the entire merit badge book BEFORE our first session
  • Make an appointment with your dentist to have an examination – get a note from your dentist indicating that you are properly caring for your teeth (It is NOT required that you have your dentist appointment before you begin the merit badge. However, you must have this note before can complete this merit badge.)
  • Bring a Blue Card signed by a leader in your Troop indicating that you are prepared to begin this merit badge
  • Bring a copy of your current Class 3 medical form (You must have a current medical form BEFORE you can begin this merit badge.)

NOTE: You must Be Prepared by completing all of the prerequisites listed above - If you are not prepared, then you will not be able to start this merit badge and will have to wait until the next time it is offerred or find another merit badge counselor to work with.

Fitness Testing Schedule

For those who did not get your fitness plan approved until after 8/19/11, you will need to continue to do the bi-weekly fitness testing until you have completed the full 12 weeks of doing your fitness plan since having your fitness plan approved.

Fitness Testing will continue


Come dressed prepared to run a mile, do sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, and the flexibility test. Wear running / tennis shoes and shorts for running.

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