Adopt these 3 steps for healthier meetings, earn the Healthy Unit Patch

Many units are already doing 6 and 9. Complete the 3–6–9 challenge

Make these three positive changes — and track them — and you’ll earn the Healthy Unit Patch. 3: Serve a fruit or vegetable at 3 meetings, 6: Make water the main beverage at 6 meetings
, 9: Include 15 minutes of physical activity at 9 meetings

Bryan on Scouting

healthy-kids-patch Get one of these for everyone in your unit by completing three easy steps.

Drink Right, Move More, Snack Smart.

Those six small words hold big power. Power to make your unit, and therefore your Scouts, healthier.

Changes you employ today could have positive rewards that last Scouts a lifetime. And speaking of rewards, if you make three health-conscious changes over the next three months, you’ll earn a special patch for everyone in your unit. Now do I have your attention?

There’s more than a patch at stake, though. For the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children in America may have shorter life expectancies than their parents.

Sure, mom and dad play a vital role in their children’s diet and exercise habits. But Scout leaders can make a difference, too. After all, you’re with these kids one night a week and one weekend a month, typically…

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Author: joselepervanche

Professor of Management & Information Technology

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