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Eagle required merit badges 13 week requirements

posted Apr 16, 2020, 6:11 PM by Jim Stringer
As we discussed last week there are three Eagle required merit badges (Personal Fitness, Personal Management, and Family Life) that have a requirenent that lasts 12/13 weeks. With you being home, this woould be a good opportunity to start working on them. The requirements need to be done for 12/13 consecutive weeks. 

Personal Fitness

Before doing requirements 7 and 8, do the following:
Complete the aerobic fitness, flexibility, and muscular strength tests, as described in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet. Record your results and identify those areas where you feel you need to improve.
Keep track of what you eat and drink for three days. Identify three healthy eating goals you want to work on.
Outline a comprehensive 12-week physical fitness program using the results of your fitness tests. Be sure your program incorporates the endurance, intensity, and warm-up guidelines discussed in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet. Before beginning your exercises, have the program approved by your counselor and parents.
Complete the physical fitness program you outlined in requirement 7. Keep a log of your fitness program activity (how long you exercised; how far you ran, swam, or biked; how many exercise repetitions you completed; your exercise heart rate; etc.). Keep a log of your weekly healthy eating goals. Repeat the aerobic fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility tests every four weeks and record your results. After the 12th week, repeat all of the required activities in each of the three test categories, record your results, and show improvement in each one. Discuss how well you met your healthy eating goals over these 12 weeks. Discuss the meaning and benefit of your experience, and describe your long-term plans regarding your personal fitness.
Personal Management

Do the following:
Prepare a budget reflecting your expected income (allowance, gifts, wages), expenses, and savings for a period of 13 consecutive weeks.
Compare expected income with expected expenses.
If expenses exceed budget income, determine steps to balance your budget.
If income exceeds budget expenses, state how you would use the excess money (new goal, savings).
Track and record your actual income, expenses, and savings for 13 consecutive weeks (the same 13-week period for which you budgeted). (You may use the forms provided in this pamphlet, devise your own, or use a computer-generated version.) When complete, present the records showing the results to your merit badge counselor.
Compare your budget with your actual income and expenses to understand when your budget worked and when it did not work. With your merit badge counselor, discuss what you might do differently the next time.

Family Life

Prepare a list of your regular home duties or chores (at least five) and do them for 90 days. Keep a record of how often you do each of them. Discuss with your counselor the effect your chores had on your family.