Ideas for May Pack Meeting – Health and Fitness

The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of May is Health and Fitness. According to the 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.

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 one of the sports belt loops from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
  • 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 in  May which fits in with the core value of Fitness and Health? Add  your comments below.

3 Responses to Ideas for May Pack Meeting – Health and Fitness

  1. russ alldredge April 4, 2013 at 10:01 PM #

    we built a little frame out of pvc pipe and hung a little black curtain from it (shower curtain) at den meeting. then we cut a vertical slit in the front middle of the curtain. At pack meeting we had our wolf and bear leaders go behind the curtain. The wolf leader put an oversized longsleeved shirt on him but put a little pair of jeans on his arms and the bear leader stood right behind him and stuck his arms through the sleeves on the same oversized shirt. Now the wolf leader looks like a hilarious looking little person and as i talked about different exercizes we do to keep our bodies healthy – he did them. The kids laughed hard and so did the parents.

  2. russ alldredge April 4, 2013 at 10:04 PM #

    p.s. i forgot to mention that we put a little church classroom table in front of the curtain so it looked like the “little person” was standing on it and our leaders didn’t have to bend over to do the actions.

  3. Wendy May 18, 2013 at 9:21 PM #

    We’re doing a bike rodeo, since I haven’t done one for a couple years, and it fits well with the theme (and they loved the last one). Hopefully the rain will stay away!!! (I’ll have a backup plan in case, of course.)

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