Healthy Habits Program & Booklets From Girl Scouts
This post is sponsored post written by me on Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital and Together Counts via Mom It Forward. All of the thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are 100% my very own. #HealthyHabits
When my daughter was in kindergarten I placed her on a waiting list for Girl Scouts. Almost a year later we received an much anticipated phone call informing us that a local troop had been created and my daughter was officially apart of it. She greatly enjoyed the year and a half she spent with her group, I watched her flourish and become a more confident and social young girl. Although we are no long apart of that troop due to moving across the country, that is a chapter of her life that I am so fortunate she had the opportunity to participate in. Girl Scouts stands for so many amazing things and they are always looking for ways to help young girls be strong, confident and healthy young girls.
Healthy Habits Program & Booklets
(In partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation)
Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital has developed three healthy habits booklets to easily incorporate energy balance into meetings, outings, events and adventures! The free booklets (yes you read the correctly… FREE) help guide girls as they learn how to lead active and healthy lifestyles. Through the use of these free resources for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors, Girl Scout volunteers and families are able to guide girls in fun and easy ways, helping them to achieve “energy balance.” These three amazing and incredibly resourceful Healthy Habits booklets available for download and include the following titles:
Between Earth and Sky with Healthy Habits: girls learn about the many plants, trees, and animals that flourish in nature, and also build important leadership skills.
WOW! Wonders of Water with Healthy Habits: girls discover the many forms and paths that water takes and how to protect it. They also learn how to engage in teamwork, speak effectively to convey a message, and inspire others
Get Moving! with Healthy Habits: girls learn how to use their energy to protect Earth’s energy and build important leadership skills.
Together Counts Program
The Together Counts program is available nationwide and is provided by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation to inspire active and healthy living via physical activity and nutrition (a fundamental underpinning of efforts to reduce obesity.) The principle behind this program is called Energy Balance, which basically just means balancing the calories we consume with the calories we expend. Energy In is the calories you get from eating and drinking while energy out are the calories you burn from physical activities.
Health and fitness has always been a major part of Girl Scouting since girls ran foot races in 1912! Camping is essential to the Girl Scout’s mission, it is about the outdoors and developing a deep appreciation for nature. Girls greatly enjoy camping with their troop, attending a Girl Scout day and evening or resident sleep-away camp. From high adventure with kayaking, archery and rock climbing to traditional camps with crafts, singing, hiking and cooking over an open fire, Girl Scout camps give girls the opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained adults. If this sounds like something you would like to get your daughter involved with, make sure to find your local council and enroll her in a camp program. If you would personally like to get involved with Girl Scouts, volunteers are supported with program level and subject training courses online and in classroom settings. There is a lot of peer-to-peer support and mentoring, as well as quality publications to support the delivery of high quality programs. You can also connect with Girl Scouts on Facebook and Twitter and connect with Together Counts on Twitter and Pinterest.