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Physical Fitness Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts

The Boy Scout Planning Guide suggests a Physical Fitness Troop Program Feature for March 2013.  This program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of exercise  diet, and healthy habits in a troop setting. A PLC can use this program feature to plan a month of activities with a focus on physical fitness.

The plans for the Physical Fitness troop program feature can be found in  Volume 3  of Troop Program Features from BSA:

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.

Physical Fitness Programs

Younger scouts can work on their early rank requirements, including hiking, health, and conditioning.  Older scouts can earn the Personal Fitness Merit Badge.  Some other related merit badges include Athletics Merit BadgeCooking Merit BadgeClimbing Merit BadgeCycling Merit BadgeHiking Merit BadgePublic Health Merit Badge, Swimming Merit Badge, and Medicine Merit Badge.

The featured activity for this month is a Scout Decathlon. Your PLC can choose 10 “competitions” to put on at a troop event. There are a lot of suggestions given in Volume 3  of Troop Program Features or they can make up their own.

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