Adventist Adventurer Awards and Answers/Fitness Fun

Fitness Fun

List at least four things that contribute to physical fitness. edit

"Fitness” means:

  1. Proper nutrition
  2. Rest
  3. Water
  4. Exercise
  5. Strength
  6. Cardiovascular fitness
  7. Flexibility
  8. Endurance

Acronym for Fitness: NEW START


E xercise

W ater


T emperance

A ir (oxygen / good air)

R est

T rust in God

Do three different stretches. Hold a minimum of 15 seconds. edit

  1. Leg
  2. Back
  3. Arms/shoulders

Do three of the following edit

  1. Run, jog or walk one_half mile
  2. Make a high jump. Record the highest of four jumps
  3. Jump rope for three minutes
  4. Climb a pole, rope or tree

Participate in two of the following edit

  1. Leap frog
  2. Relay race

Demonstrate your ability to do four of the following edit

  1. Forward roll
  2. Ten sit ups
  3. Cartwheel
  4. Handstand or headstand
  5. Hang from a bar with hands and knees
  6. Back bridge

Participate in an organized game that requires physical exercise. edit


Organize players so that they’re into pairs and each team receives a partially inflated balloon. When the game starts, teams must race to a finish line carrying a balloon between their heads, remember don’t use your hands. On hot days try it with water balloons or through a sprinkler. You can even try an obstacle course.


Use chalk to draw two lines to represent a stream. Vary the width, with banks nearly touching in some places, widening to no more than 4 feet. Mark the spots where children demonstrate the ability to jump across. Try running leaps. Try jumping with feet together. Have children yell something fun when they jump, such as, "Geronimo!"


On the ground, place 1/2 as many hoops as the number of children. Children stand outside the hoops. On the command "Run" the children run around the area without touching anyone or the hoops. On the command "Hoopers" each child must find the nearest hoop to jump inside. Vary the actions outside the hoops


The basic rules to Tag are quite simple. All you need is a group of kids and a decent sized backyard. One person is designated as "it", and that person runs around and tries to touch someone else. If they succeed, the person they touch is now "it" and tries to chase everyone else. The game continues until everyone is exhausted.

Participate in a recognized fitness test edit

  • President's Challenge. Instructions and tips for earning the President's Challenge Award honor can be found in the Special Award Patches section.
  • An equivalent program