5 Health Benefits of Joining Boy/Girl Scouts


Parents who are considering signing their kids up for the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts should consider the health benefits and related benefits of joining the scouts. It is important for parents to remember that there are many different types of health apart from physical health. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will be able to improve their health in many different ways. Kids who are not in the Scouts are going to have to pick up all of these skills in very different ways, and some of them may never pick them up at all.


Naturally, the Scouts spend a lot of time outside hiking, trekking, and doing a lot of other activities that involve aerobic and anaerobic exercise. It is very important to make sure that kids develop healthy habits early in life, and signing kids up for the Scouts can help ensure lifelong physical fitness. Many kids today are going to need more exercise, and time spent in the Scouts can help kids exercise much more.

Physical Health

Even apart from exercise, the activities at the Scouts can promote physical health in a lot of other ways. Kids are going to be spending much more time outside in the natural world, thus allowing them to get fresh air. Lots of kids are going to learn some skills in the Scouts that might make them better able to respond to medical emergencies in the future. They will also learn outdoor survival skills and survival skills in general that they can use for the rest of their lives.

Mental Health

Many of the activities that kids can learn in the Scouts, from socializing to sports to making crafts, can help them relieve stress and develop the ability to relieve stress later in life when they’re going to need these skills more.


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Scouts Party Theme

birthdayThe scouts is an exciting theme for a birthday party. It offers some new and different to those who enjoy decorating for a children’s party. There are some ideas for a scouts birthday party that are sure to be a big hit with those in attendance.


Guests can wear their scouts uniform to the party. If a guest does not have a uniform or does not want to wear their own they can make one upon arriving. This in an activity that will allow children to be creative and keep them busy. There are a number of templates that can be found and used to make a scouting uniform or even a scarf. Old fabric scraps work well too. The guests can choose their own colors and designs.

Scouts Bingo

It is easy to make a bingo card to help people get to know each other. For example a person can write in the box something as “owns a pet” or “plays an instrument” Every time the caller picks something that is true about the scout they can cover the board. This will help the scouts become familiar and the winner can get a small prize.

Pass the Polo Mint

This game will allow the scouts to have some party fun and play a game with teamwork. Each of the players is given a drinking straw that they have to hold in their mouth. They can only used one hand to hold the straw into place. The scouts are dividing into two teams. The first one on the team threads the mint onto the straw and they have three minutes to pass as many mints down the line of scouts as they can. If the mint falls on the floor it does not count.
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