SCOUT STRONG

“To carry out all the duties and work of a Scout properly, one has to be strong, healthy, and active.”

Robert Baden-Powell

Awards

Presidential Active Lifestyle Award

Open to all youth and adult members and alumni of all BSA programs. Meet a daily activity goal of 30 min / day (adults) and 60 min / day (under 18 yrs) for 5 days / week for 6 out of 8 weeks.

BeMedWise

Fifty percent of teens begin to self-medicate with OTC medicines in their homes as early as age 11. Designed to complement existing Scouts BSA and Venturing program materials, this program consists of four 15-minute exercises that can be led at regularly scheduled meetings.

SCOUTStrong Healthy Unit

Commit to three healthy practices at your regular unit meetings – fruit & veggie snacks, water, physical activity – and everyone earns a patch!

“The biggest hit was the fruit and vegetable tasting. Kids tried new ones, learned to identify them, and then saw them as part of a healthy plate.”

– Sandy Smith, Den Leader, Katahdin Area Council – Maine.

Collaborations

USA Triathlon

Complimentary Membership

USA Triathlon’s CEO, Rocky Harris, has offered all BSA youth members complimentary youth digital annual membership for access to the mobile app, product discounts, online magazine subscription and more. 

Dave Alexander’s Triathlon in a Box

Take your council’s community event to the next level – engage new partners, raise more money, be physically fit. This tool kit has all the resources you need to painlessly coordinate an age-appropriate triathlon.

Splash and Dash

BSA members who are 7 – 15 years old and have a USA Triathlon youth annual membership are eligible to take part in the fun and exciting multisport series.

Merit Badge Correlations

Complete requirements for the athletics, cycling, personal fitness, swimming, sports, water sports and cooking – yes, cooking – merit badges by participating in a USA Triathlon Splash and Dash.

USA Ultimate

Ultimate in 10 Simple Rules

Ultimate was developed in 1968 by a group of students at Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J. It is unlike most sports due to its focus on self-officiating, even at the highest levels of competition. This concept, called Spirit of the Game, is integrated into the basic philosophy of the sport, written into the rules, and practiced at all levels from local leagues to the World Games.

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Apply for a Kit

USA Ultimate’s Learn to Play kits provide new ultimate programs and local youth-serving organizations the tools they need to introduce Ultimate to boys and girls of all ages.

Merit Badge Correlations

Complete requirements for the athletics, personal fitness, sports and cooking – yes, cooking – merit badges by playing a game of Ultimate.

PRO Wellness | Summer Camp Revamped

GOAL

To ensure camps succeed with transitioning to a healthier menu, healthier trading post products, and implementation of additional physical activity programs.

WATCH

Watch how Camp Bashore in the Pennsylvania Dutch Council has had success.

CONNECT

  • For more information about Revamp Camp contact the BSA Outdoor Programs and Properties Department at [email protected]
  • Ask your fellow councils and camps about the Step Up Challenge and how you can incorporate it in your camping programs:
    • Bert Adams Scout Camp, Woodruff Scout Camp, Atlanta Area Council
    • Musser Scout Reservation, Cradle of Liberty Council
    • Camp Krietenstein, Crossroads of America
    • Camp Raymond, Camp Geronimo, Grand Canyon Council
    • Alpine Scout Camp, Greater New York Council
    • Eagle Base, Camp Independence, Camp Freedom, Camp Liberty, Laurel Highlands Council
    • Camp Cedars, Mid-America Council
    • MaKaJaWan Scout Reservation, Northeast Illinois
    • Camp Arrowhead, Ozark Trails Council
    • Camp Mack, Bashore Scout Reservation, Pennsylvania Dutch Council
    • Camp V-Bar, Southeast Louisiana Council