Boy Scout Leadership

Fat Chance

People who recite the Boy Scout Oath promise to keep themselves ‘physically strong.’ That goes for adult leaders, too. It’s time for you and your Scouts to get fitter and faster—and avoid missing out on Scouting’s greatest adventures.

Health

From the CSE

Push your Scouts away from the table … and the remote control. As I travel to councils across the country, I often speak about the health of our young people and the challenges of the growing problem of youth obesity.

Camping

Outdoor Smarts: The Skin Game

Want to play it safe when enjoying fun-in-the-sun Scouting this summer? Here’s how to protect your body from harmful, cancer-causing UV rays.

Health

Keep Your Child Safe This Summer

Parents can avoid most summertime trips to the doctor’s office — or worse, the hospital — by following these simple safety precautions with their children.

Health

Helping Children Get the Sleep They Need

The rising numbers of first graders through high school seniors who fail to get adequate rest are a wake-up call for parents to become more proactive in promoting healthy slumber.

Health

Building A Child's Personal Health Record

Because much of the accuracy of a diagnosis relies on a medical and health history, parents can partner with their child’s health providers by creating and keeping a PHR up to date.

Boy Scout activities

The 'Sneaky Diseases'

An outdoor medical expert recommends ways to prevent tick-borne Lyme disease and mosquito-spread West Nile virus.