FW: Personal Fitness Merit Badge

  • From: "John Maynard" <John@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:52:29 -0400

Please see the important message below from Tee Lander.  Below are the
referenced document links.


Personal Fitness Plan:
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Personal Fitness Workbook:
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Personal Fitness Progress Checklist:
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John Maynard


From: Tee Lander [mailto:tlander@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 9:34 PM
To: John Maynard
Cc: Matt Sommer; Hal Bates 
Subject: Personal Fitness Merit Badge


Hello Parents:


We will have our final Personal Fitness merit badge session on April 24th,
and we will be meeting at the City Park Walking Track instead of the Scout
Hut for this meeting. We have a lot of activities to complete at this
meeting, so we will start promptly at 7pm and end at 8:30pm.  There is
lighting at the City Park, so we will be fine when it gets dark.  Please
have the boys wear gym shorts, t -shirt and running shoes.



City of Burlington Walking Track

Corner of Mebane and Kitchen Streets

The track surrounds Ball Field #5.


We will be completing Requirement #6:


1)      Aerobic Fitness Test:  Mile Run

2)      Strength Tests:  Sit-Ups, Pull-Ups & Push-Ups

3)      Flexibility Test:  Sit & Reach measurement

4)      Body Composition Test:  Right Arm, Shoulder, Chest, Abdomen & Right
Thigh Circumference


These results will be used as the baseline numbers in order for the boys to
begin their 12 week personal fitness plan.  They will need to track their
fitness measurement progress every 2 weeks with the exception of the
flexibility test.  The fitness measurement progress sheet is on page 72 in
the attachment.


At our last meeting together on March 27, I discussed with them the
components they need to include in their personal fitness plan.  I have
attached the chapter in the Personal Fitness Merit Badge booklet that I
covered, so this should help them remember what we discussed last time.  An
example of a fitness plan is outlined on pages 78 & 79 in the attachment.
Before they begin their 12 week fitness program, they need to have their
plan approved by a merit badge counselor. (Matt Sommer or Tee Lander)  It
should only take about 20-30 minutes for the boys to write up their plan,
and they can bring it to the April 24th meeting or send the plan to me via
email for review.  


Once the boys begin their plan, they will need to keep a written, weekly log
of their progress.  Examples of tracking sheets are on page 63 and 64 in the


In summary, they will need to do 3 things:


1)      Write up a 12 week fitness plan to be approved by the merit badge
counselor prior to starting their fitness plan

2)      Keep a weekly log of their activities each week during the 12 week
period & turn into merit badge counselor upon completion

3)      Update their fitness measurements every 2 weeks & turn into merit
badge counselor upon completion (The boys will likely need your assistance
with the body composition measurements)



Let me know if you have any additional questions.



Tee Lander

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