Penn State PRO Wellness (PRO Wellness) has partnered with Boy Scouts of America to implement strategies to create healthier camps. Camps and councils collaborated with PRO Wellness in an effort to support nutrition and physical activity initiatives. For 6 weeks this spring, a team from Penn State’s Health Department met with councils from around the country to discuss and plan their food service and trading post operations for their camps.
Over 25 council camps and Philmont Scout Ranch participated in this opportunity to learned from the Penn State registered dietitians and health specialists. Together, the specialists, along with camp leaders participating in the program, collaborated to discuss a variety of situations and developed recommendations toward an improved culture of health at their camps.
Penn State plans to offer this great program next year, plan now to sign up so your camp can benefit from this great opportunity. A special thank you to Kara Shifler Bowers and Angela Zearfaus from Pro Wellness for a great opportunity and a lot of knowledge that they graciously shared.