Scouting Program Archives: Sports Troop Program Feature

Sports Troop Program Feature

Most Scouts crave physical activity. With this program feature, you can provide a variety of ways for them to get it. Many sports, both team and individual, are available in Scouting.

Use them to encourage your Scouts to become physically fit. Point out that only by becoming fit can they perform at their best level in any sport.

Stress teamwork, too. Obviously, team sports require each member of the team to act in harmony with the others. Even in individual sports, teamwork is important because often the individual needs the help of others in training for and practicing his sport.

Find the complete plans for the Sports Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.

Boy and Soccer Ball

Soccer Drill – Soccer Croquet

This month I am featuring a soccer theme for Cub Scouts. A soccer drill can make a fun gathering activity or an end of the meeting game for a soccer themed meeting. This drill emphasizes teamwork, dribbling skills, and passing accuracy.

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Boy and Soccer Ball

Soccer Marbles

If you are having a soccer or sports themed meeting, a soccer drill can be a fun way to burn of some energy. Soccer marbles is a three person soccer drill. It is simple enough for young Scouts.

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Soccer Ball

Soccer Tennis

When my den meetings were immediately after school, I often did a physical activity during the gathering time. The Scouts needed to run around and burn off a little energy before they were ready to concentrate on the den activities.

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water bottle

Powdered Sports Drink Recipe

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.

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Sports Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

We all know Scouts who are trying to juggle their Scouting activities with other commitments. In many cases, this might mean finding time for Scouting and sports. So help your Scouts find a way to make them complement each other. Introduce them to the Sports merit badge.

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