Health and Fitness Cub Scout Theme
One of the Aims of Scouting is Fitness. According to the Cub Scout program helps health and fitness is:
Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.Cub Scouts will learn that it is important and easy to eat a healthy diet and how a fitness program can be part of their daily routine.
Ideas for a Cub Scout Health and Fitness Theme
This is a natural one to fit into the Cub Scout program. There are health and fitness aspects in the program for each age group. The ideas in the BSA program helps are good. Here are some other ideas:
- Do some of the Cub Scout fitness achievements.
- Check out my Soccer and Baseball Cub Scout ideas.
- Is there someone in your chartered organization who has run in a marathon or is active on a sports team? Invite them to come speak to your group.
- Have a pack field day, with different competitions set up. Intermingle the dens so the younger kids have a chance. Get the parents involved also.
What is your pack doing which fits in with the value of Fitness and Health? Add your comments below.
Games are a fun way to incorporate fitness into your Cub Scout program. See lots of ideas on my games page.
This is an older Cub Scout pack meeting plan related to health, nutrition, and fitness. “As Cub Scouts, we are personally committed to care for our minds and bodies.”
Don’t forget to put the “outing” in Scouting. Cub Scouts enjoy going hiking. Remember to pick a trail of an appropriate difficulty level for your age group. Webelos have a lot more stamina than Lions and Tigers.
Riding a bike is a fun activity for all ages. Even younger Cub Scouts can have fun showing their skills by riding on a parking lot course. Training wheels optional!
The aims of Scouting are character development, citizenship training, personal fitness (both mental and physical), and leadership development.
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Backyard Fun related to the goals of health and fitness. This Cub Scout pack meeting plan features ideas – games, group activities, songs, and more.
BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One of the older Cub Scout themes for the value of Health and Fitness is a Destination Parks theme. A newer version of this theme is also available here.
This fitness ceremony is based on a poem found in the the Backyard Fun Cub Scout theme. I changed some of the words to make it easier for the younger Cub Scouts to say.