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Webelos Scout Activity Badges
Physical Skills Group

As revised in the 1998 edition of the Webelos Scout Book (#33108).

To see the changes which were made in 1998, Click here.

To see the requirements as they appear in the 2003 edition
of the Webelos Handbook (#33452), Click Here.

  • Boys who became Webelos Scouts after August 1, 2005, are required to use the new book (33452).



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. 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 two strokes before coming up.
  2. Swim on the surface for 50 feet, while properly using a mask, fins, and a snorkel.
  3. Demonstrate three basic water rescue methods. Demonstrate reaching and throwing. 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. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Sports 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. Have another person hold your feet to the floor and do 30 curl-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 Six of These:

  1. With a parent or other adult family member complete a safety notebook, which is discussed in the pamphlet "How to Protect Your Children from Child 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.
  3. Keep a record of your daily meals and snacks for a week.  Decide whether you have been eating foods that are good for you.
  4. Tell an adult member of your family about the bad effects smoking or chewing tobacco would have on your body.
  5. Tell an adult member of your family four reasons why you should not use alcohol and how it could affect you.
  6. Tell an adult member of your family what drugs could do to your body and how they would affect your ability to think clearly.
  7. Read the booklet Take A Stand Against Drugs! Discuss it with an adult and show that you understand the material.

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 sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, or hockey.
  2. Explain what good sportsmanship means.
  3. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn Cub Scout Sports belt loops for two individual sports (archery, badminton, bicycling, bowling, fishing, golf, gymnastics, ice skating, marbles, physical fitness, roller skating, snow ski and board sports, swimming, table tennis, or tennis).
  4. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn Cub Scout Sports belt loops for two team sports (baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, or ultimate).

Note:  Item 3 has been revised from the text in the book to account for the changes to the Cub Scout Sports Program which were made in September, 2002. ("Ice Skating" and "Roller Skating" replaced "Skating", and "Snow Ski and Board Sports" replaced "Skiing".)

Page updated on: May 01, 2015

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