ATHLETICS


These were the REQUIREMENTS before the REVISIONS
made when a new pamphlet was issued during 2006

To see the current requirements Click Here


  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
150 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


BSA Advancement ID#: 23
Pamphlet Revision Date: 1983
Requirements last updated prior to 1979

Worksheets for use in working on these requirements: By Craig Lincoln Word Format PDF Format

Page updated on: May 02, 2013



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