TROOP•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Sports Merit Badge

 

Sports

 

 

Requirements

  1. Show that you know first aid for and how to prevent injuries or illnesses that could occur while playing sports, including sprains, strains, contusions, abrasions, fractures, blisters, muscle cramps, dehydration, heat and cold reactions, injured teeth, nausea, and suspected injuries to the head, neck, and back.
  2. Explain the importance of the following:
        a. The physical exam
        b. Maintaining good health habits, especially during training
        c. Maintaining a healthy diet
  3. Discuss the following:
        a. The importance of warming up and cooling down
        b. The importance of weight training
        c. What an amateur athlete is and the differences between an amateur and a professional athlete
        d. The attributes (qualities) of a good sport, the importance of sportsmanship, and the traits of a good
              team leader and player who exhibits Scout spirit on and off the playing field
  4. Take part for one season (or four months) as a competitive individual or as a member of an organized team in TWO of the following sports: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, field hockey, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo. Your counselor may approve in advance other recognized sports, but not any sport that is restricted and not authorized by the Boy Scouts of America. Then with your chosen sports do the following:
        a. Give the rules and etiquette for the two sports you picked.
        b. List the equipment needed for the two sports you chose. Describe the protective equipment and
              appropriate clothing (if any) and explain why it is needed.
        c. Draw diagrams of the playing areas for your two sports.
  5. With guidance from your counselor, establish a personal training program suited to the activities you chose for requirement 4. Then do the following:
        a. Organize a chart to track your training, practice, and development in these sports for one season (or
              four months).
        b. Demonstrate proper technique for your two chosen sports.
        c. At the end of the season, share your completed chart with your counselor and discuss how your
              participation in the sports you chose has affected you mentally and physically.

Sports Worksheets for use in working on these requirements

Boy Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout Is...

A Scout tells the truth.
He keeps his promises.
Honesty is part of his code of conduct.
People can depend on him.
TRUSTWORTHY
A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.LOYAL
A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.HELPFUL
A Scout is a friend to all.
He is a brother to other Scouts.
He seeks to understand others.
He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.
FRIENDLY
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position.
He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
COURTEOUS
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle.
He treats others as he wants to be treated.
He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
KIND
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop.
He obeys the laws of his community and country.
If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
OBEDIENT
A Scout looks for the bright side of things.
He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
CHEERFUL
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others.
He saves for unforeseen needs.
He protects and conserves natural resources.
He carefully uses time and property.
THRIFTY
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid.
He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
BRAVE
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean.
He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals.
He helps keep his home and community clean.
CLEAN
A Scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.
REVERENT