How to earn your badge
- Run through an appropriate warm-up routine that involves gentle stretching and loosening exercises, using all the main muscle groups. The warm-up should last between five and ten minutes. After the session, demonstrate an appropriate warm-down.
- Discuss the safety rules for athletics, particularly the throwing and jumping events.
- Demonstrate an athletic discipline to other Explorers and encourage them to try it out. Remember you’re not expected to have skills in instructing or coaching to complete this step – someone with the appropriate experience should be there to supervise you all.
- Take part in at least two competitions or demonstrations. Discuss your performance and how to improve with the examiner or instructor.
Every individual who undertakes an activity badge should face a similar degree of challenge and as a result some requirements may need to be adapted. It is completely acceptable to change some of the requirements of the badges to allow individuals to access the badge (for example where there are special needs, cultural issues, or religious considerations to take into account) and the requirements outlined for activity badges do allow for some flexibility in order to obtain the badge. If you would like help or advice when considering adapting the requirements of a badge please contact UK Headquarters.