Personal Fitness


These are the scheduled sessions for boys who wish to earn the Personal Fitness Merit Badge.


Session 1: Tuesday, 18 March, 5:30-6:30 PM
Special Session 1a: TBD
Session 2: Tuesday, 1 April, 5:30-6:30 PM
Session 3: Tuesday, 15 April, 5:30-6:30 PM
Session 4: Tuesday, 29 April, 5:30-6:30 PM
Session 5: Tuesday, 13 May, 5:30-6:30 PM
Session 6: Tuesday, 27 May, 5:30-6:30 PM
Session 7: Tuesday, 10 June, 5:30-6:30 PM


Shellabarger Park, 4800 Burkhardt Road, Dayton, OH






Before 02 March, Scouts must:
- Have a copy of Parts A, B, and C of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record
- Complete Requirements 1a and the Body Mass Index (BMI) portion of Requirement 6 (See Personal Fitness Merit Badge workbook)
- Bring all items above to first session on 04 March.


Personal Fitness Merit Badge book (buy one or borrow a copy from the Troop library or somebody who has recently taken this merit badge)

Personal Fitness Merit Badge workbook
     Click here to download and print a copy of the Personal Fitness Merit Badge workbook.
    Body Mass Index calculator (fillable .pdf file)

Requirement #7 must be pre-approved by a counselor and your parents. Be prepared to do this at the second session using your results of the physical fitness tests of Session One.

What to bring on testing days:
  • Water bottle with water
  • Running shoes
  • Exercise/running clothes to match the weather
  • Personal Fitness Merit Badge worksheet
  • Signed Blue Card
  • Pen/pencil


Sessions will begin on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 5:30 pm at Shellabarger Park on Burkhardt Road, west of Aley Church. Sessions will be on every other Tuesday.

Alternate dates will be announced in case we are unable to complete a regularly scheduled date due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, such as wet running track, other public event. If a scout is unable to attend the regularly scheduled session, contact the POC to make other arrangements.