The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Health Care troop program feature for Boy Scouts for June 2012. BSA provides the troop program feature guides as a resource for Boy Scout troops.
Health Care Troop Program Feature
One of the aims of Boy Scouting is physical and mental fitness. Good health is, of course, a part of fitness. Among the elements required for good health are proper diet, plenty of exercise, and taking good care of the body. If the body is abused by drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, all sorts of problems can develop. This program feature is designed to drive home the lessons of good health.
Scouts have probably already been exposed in school to some education about drugs and alcohol. Reinforce those lessons by making sure Scouts are aware of what drugs, alcohol, and smoking can do to our bodies.
Use the resources available in your community, as well as those from the Boy Scouts of America. All members of the troop should have a copy of a BSA pamphlet titled “Drugs: A Deadly Game.” You can get this pamphlet from your local council.
Find the complete plans for the Health Care Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.
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.
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.
Boy Scout program features let a troop to plan its meetings around a theme.