Water sports are a fun and exhilarating way to enjoy being outdoors while developing strength, coordination, and fitness. By using this pamphlet to earn the Water Sports Merit Badge, Scouts develop experience with water sports and practicing good judgment, gaining skills that will serve them well for a lifetime and they’ll have some extreme fun while doing it! Learn More
Hiking is a terrific way to keep your body and mind in top shape, both now and for a lifetime. Walking packs power into your legs and makes your heart and lungs healthy and strong. Exploring the outdoors challenges you with discoveries and new ideas. Your senses will improve as you use your eyes and ears to gather information along the way.
Next time you take a hike, you will value the advice you practice while earning this merit badge.
Successfully completing this sports-activity merit badge is one of the requirements to earn the rank of Eagle Scout; other eligible options for completion of this badge include Swimming or Cycling (only one of these three sports-activity badges must be completed to earn the rank of Eagle Scout).
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