Scouting Program Archives: Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness
Health and fitness is Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean
and fit.

The May Pack Meeting Tips from BSA remind us “Cub Scouts will learn that it is important and easy to eat a healthy diet and how a fitness
program can be part of their daily routine.”

See my page for some fun ways to incorporate Health and Fitness into your Cub Scouting program.


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