Cub Scout Summer Fitness

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See Personal Achievement Badges - Cub Scouts as well as Personal Achievement for Cub Scouts, including:

PAB Resources:

Scouters' Tips:

From the Scouter Manual:

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Cub Scouts Summer Fitness

Objective: I will participate in healthy and active summer fitness.

When planning your adventure, think about including:

  • physical fitness
  • mental health
  • healthy food

Here are some ideas to help you start creating your own adventures

Note: some of these ideas might be made into more than one adventure.

  • Create a swimming adventure for yourself. In how many different bodies of water can you swim (in a safe, supervised environment)? Places you could visit include: outdoor pools, indoor pools, wave pools, waterslides, oceans, lakes, rivers... What safety precautions do you need to take when swimming in these different places?
  • What foods do swimmers need to eat to keep healthy? Is keeping hydrated by drinking water necessary when swimming? Why or why not?
  • Create a summer meal or picnic that provides good nourishment for your summer fitness and share it with friends or family.
  • Take lessons in a summer sport you have never before tried, such as soccer, baseball, tennis, golf, etc.
  • Develop an active routine that includes hiking, walking or bicycling each day of the summer.
  • Plan an active day at the beach for your family or Lair. Besides swimming, what other activities can keep you fit and having fun at the beach?
  • Plan an active summer week for your family with activities that each member would enjoy and in which all can participate.
  • Staying active during the summer is not just about sports. How about some berry picking, kite flying, taking your dog for a walk, rock picking, building a fence, gardening or lawn mowing? Pick a different activity every day for a week.
  • Create a Summer Olympics Day or Summer Fun Day for your family or friends or your Pack.
  • Set up a family triathlon or a triathlon for your Pack. How far will you swim, bike and run? Or do you want to include three different activities in your triathlon? What would a Scout triathlon be like: build a fire, put up a tent and paddle a canoe?
  • Set yourself a skipping challenge. How many jumps of the rope can you do? Practise routinely and measure your improvement.
  • Learn a summer game that kids played decades ago and teach it to your friends, such as hop-scotch, anti-i-over, rounders, marbles, kick the can, sardines and four square.
  • What games did First Nations, Inuit and Metis create for summer fun? Try out some of these games.
  • Invite your family to join you on a bicycle adventure. Where will you cycle? Are your bikes in good shape? What food will you take?
  • Why do we feel happier when there is more sunlight and when we are active?
  • Create a frozen treat (like a popsicle or slushie) that is tasty, healthy and helps you stay hydrated in hot weather.
  • Do you know what to do is someone becomes overheated or gets sunburn? Learn how to deal with common summer emergency aid situations. Create a scenario for your Lair in which somebody needs help, and practise responding.

Need some more ideas?

Look at the Trail Cards for The Swinging Bridge  (Active &

Healthy Living) and Red Flower Camp (Outdoors). Pick an adventure you’d like to try on your own.