Health Care

Troop Program Features: Health Care Feature for Boy Scouts

The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Health Care troop program feature for Boy Scouts for June 2012. BSA provides the troop program features as a resource for Boy Scout troops. A PLC can use these guides to plan a series of meetings and outings around a single theme. My post Troop Program Features for Meetings and Outings has  more information about these guides.

The plans for the Health Care troop program feature can be found in  Volume 2  of Troop Program Features from BSA:

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.

So the focus of this program feature is on health, diet, and excercise. Younger Scouts will work on physical fitness, health, and drug awareness requirements, along with a few other requirements. Experienced Scouts will work on Personal Fitness and Sports merit badges. They might also work in some of the requirements for  CookingHikingCamping, and Citizenship in the Community merit badges.

The big feature for the program theme is a health care and drug-awareness display in a public forum. They could do this at a local shopping center, a school, a church, a community center, or something similar. Since many troops go to summer camp in June, this “non-camping” event will give them something to focus on without having to plan another campout.

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