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Who’s your one-stop shopping spot for healthy living?

One study says chocolate is good for you, while another swears it’ll kill you.

When it comes to information about nutrition and health, cutting through the fat to get to the good stuff online isn’t easy.

Enter the BSA’s new SCOUTStrong site. The news aggregator collects Scout-approved, health-related news articles, podcasts, and videos in one spot for easy viewing. The goal: making Scouts and Scouters physically strong, mentally awake, and completely prepared for the jamboree and other BSA adventures ahead.

After spending a few minutes on the site, any adult — leader, volunteer, parent — should feel empowered to pass on the lessons learned to their Scouts. 

Under the “Mentally Awake” section, for example, you’ll find sections on controlling stress, understanding Scouts with Autism and ADHD, and overcoming life’s biggest challenges.

The “Physically Strong” and “Jamboree Prep” sections have the expected exercise and healthy eating tips — along with some unexpected surprises.

The curated news section is the latest addition to the SCOUTStrong Web presence. In October, I told you about the SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge, which rewards anyone in Scouting for being physically active in their unit and their daily lives.

Together, the sites provide a one-two punch for fighting obesity and staying fit for all the Scouting fun to come.

Questions about SCOUTStrong?

Have questions or comments about the SCOUTStrong program? Send a note to for answers.

What do you think?

How do you promote exercise and healthy eating habits in your pack, troop, team, crew, ship, post, or team? Leave your thoughts below.

8 Comments on Who’s your one-stop shopping spot for healthy living?

  1. I think living healthly is a strong value that should be supported by Scouting. I find it deplorable that the Scout Store at the Scout camp stocks candy bars and sugar drinks . Rather, the store should stock healthly foods. Scouting should support a healthly lifestyle of fitness for all, Scouts and Leaders alike.

  2. Glacier’s Edge Council in South Central Wisconsin and Northern Illinois have 50 Scouts and Scouters that have a PALA Team Total of 1,076,856 Points. How #ScoutStrong is your Council?

  3. Patrick Lynch // September 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm // Reply

    Hoping to use the website/ tips when we do physical fitness/ athletics for a theme next march for our troop meetings.

  4. “WHO’S YOUR ONE-STOP SHOPPING SPOT FOR HEALTHY LIVING?” – If I had to pick just one it would be Changing how you eat and not what you eat made a 50 lb weight loss for me. Adding running to my activity has helped me keep it off ( for that I use ).

  5. Reblogged this on Lewis and Clark District Committee.

  6. For adults, the paleo lifestyle is the only real way to go:

  7. Reblogged this on Walkin' to Jambo.

  8. Great blog right here! Also your web site a lot up very fast!
    What web host are you the use of? Can I get your affiliate hyperlink on your host?

    I want my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

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