Physically Strong – Fit

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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

credit: Marc and Melanie Chartrand

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




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