Physically Strong - Fit

ScoutStrong - Fit, Fuel, Fun

 

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Fat Chance

People who recite the Boy Scout Oath promise to keep themselves 'physically strong.' That goes for adult leaders, too. It's time for you and your Scouts to get fitter and faster—and avoid missing out on Scouting's greatest adventures. Read more

 
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How to Increase Your Family's Physical Fitness

Exercise is essential to good health and fitness, and studies also have demonstrated that exercise contributes to overall happiness by improving our mood. In spite of the known benefits of exercise, physical inactivity has become a serious problem for adults and children alike in the United States. Read More

 

Watch and Listen

 

CUBCAST: Health and Fitness

The Cub Scout motto is "Do your best," and the best way to accomplish that is to be healthy and fit. BSA National Commissioner Tico Perez joins us to explain the importance of this Core Value and how essential it is for our Cub Scouts to learn that early (without realizing that they are learning at all). Listen here

 

 

CUBCAST: Health and Fitness/SCOUTStrong

David Roberts, Sr. Innovation Manager, talks to us about the new health and fitness initiative called SCOUTStrong. So pull up a chair—on second thought, download the mp3 and listen while you're on the treadmill!. Listen here

 

Helping Overweight Children

Kids across the country eat too much and exercise too little. Doctors say that's a formula for weight problems, obesity and future health problems. Watch here

 

Act

 

Earn Your SCOUTStrong PALA

An excellent way to start both regular exercise and improved eating habits is to earn a SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA).  The SCOUTStrong PALA is designed to motivate participants to be physically active on a regular basis by allowing them to participate in activities they enjoy, as well as improving their eating habits. Click here

 

The 2011 Walk-The-Walk Challenge – Scouting Leaders Leading by Example

In 2011, 15 adult leaders from across the BSA spectrum committed to earning their Presidential Active Lifestyle Award by participating in at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity of any type for 5 days per week for 6 out of 8 weeks.

This would be a great program to implement at the Council, District or even Unit level with the SCOUTStrong PALA. Click Here to read the blogs as these BSA leaders began their journey to a healthier lifestyle.