Obstacle Course Badgeobstacle course

(Discover the Outdoors)
By Amanda Barnette


Preschool: Do three requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* What is an obstacle course? How can you be a good sport when going through an obstacle course?

_____2.* Know how to crawl, hop, climb, and run.

 

Level 1:  Do four requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Preschool requirements 1 & 2.

_____2.* Make a list of at least 5 different items that could be used for an obstacle course (jump rope, hula hoop, cones, pillows, balance beam, ladders, step stools, tables, tunnel, tent, etc.)

 

Level 2: Do five requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Level 1 requirements 1 & 2. Your list should have at least 7 items.

_____2.* There are many TV shows about obstacle courses. Watch at least three episodes (American Ninja Warrior, Gladiator, Double Dare, Wild and Crazy Kids, Guts, Wipeout).

 

Level 3: Do six requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Level 2 requirements 1 & 2. Your list should have at least 9 items.

_____2.* Learn about military obstacle courses and how they were designed. How are they different than a civilian obstacle course? Are they more difficult?

 

Level 4: Do seven requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Level 3 requirements 1 & 2. Your list should have at least 11 items.

_____2.* Design your own obstacle course. It should include at least 5 items from the list you made. Test it out and then invite your friends, family or troop to try it out as well.

 

Level 5: Do nine requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* Do Level 4 requirements 1 & 2.

_____2.* Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge. If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

 

 

Optional Requirements:
  1. Host an indoor obstacle course for your club or friends.
  2. Participate in an obstacle course designed by someone else.
  3. Help a younger club member or sibling through a difficult obstacle course.
  4. Host an outdoor obstacle course for your club or friends.
  5. Try an obstacle course with water or mud involved.
  6. Earn the Hula Hoop badge at your level.
  7. Try an obstacle course with more than 20 tasks to do.
  8. Draw a map of an obstacle course you would like to try.
  9. Participate in a team obstacle course and see which team makes it through fastest. How did they work better as a team to complete it?
  10. Earn the Fitness Games Badge at your level.
  11. Make a chart of the different obstacles you have gone through and what muscles they used.
  12. Use sticky notes to make an obstacle course that teaches something (you could write clues on where to go next, or follow abc’s, or create a word as you follow through, etc)
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