The physical fitness troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of exercise diet, and healthy habits in a troop setting.
Scouting Program Archives: Physical Fitness Troop Program Feature
Since one of the main purposes of the Boy Scouts of America is to promote physical fitness, this program feature is right on target. Besides, most Scout-age boys love physical action, so they will eagerly participate in the suggested activities.
Troop meeting instruction and practice will cover most of the physical fitness requirements for Tenderfoot through First Class ranks. There are also lots of games and contests requiring strength and agility.
The big event will be a Scout decathlon, a series of 10 events requiring strength, agility, coordination, and some sports skills. It will be run as an interpatrol competition. The Scout Decathlon could be either an afternoon event or the centerpiece of a weekend campout. The site might be an athletics field or a camp with a large playing field.
Find the complete plans for the Physical Fitness Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.
Sports drinks like Gatorade or Power Aid are designed to replenish the water and salt your body loses when you are active or exercising. You can mix up your own powdered mix to accomplish this for a fraction of the cost of purchasing these drinks by the bottle.
The Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader work together to develop long term plans for a Boy Scout troop. One thing which can help with this is the BSA troop program features.
For you Scouts getting ready to start this badge, it is important to really understand your counselor’s expectations before you start.
Boy Scout program features let a troop to plan its meetings around a theme.