Cub Scout Archives: Destination Parks

Health and Fitness
Destination Parks is one of the Cub Scout program themes for the core value of Health and Fitness. Here is what the program helps say about this theme:

“Destination Parks is a natural theme partner to health and fitness. May is a great time to get outdoors and explore nature while improving our health by walking, hiking, bicycling, and playing games and sports. Scouts keep fit by doing outdoor activities that keep them physically active as they earn Scouting awards. Local parks provide that opportunity close to home.”


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