Cub Scout Winter Fitness
As noted in Scouters' Tip - PAB, existing inventory for Skater Badge should be used before new designs are used. The ScoutShop may not have new Canadian Path based badges until the 2011 program change versions are used. Being wise in the use of your Group's inventory is also recommended
From the Scouter Manual:
Cub Scout Winter Fitness
Objective: I will participate in healthy and active winter 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.
- What is “cabin fever”? Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)? Think of many creative ways you can get out in the sunshine during the winter to help prevent these.
- Create the best cup of hot chocolate and a healthy snacking cookie, while thinking of good nourishment for winter activities.
- Go sliding or skating three times in three different locations. How will you make sure the location is safe for your sliding or skating?
- Try out a new winter sport such as figure skating, speed skating, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, curling, hockey, ringette, etc.
- Set a new goal for a winter sport you already play.
- Go on a winter hike using snowshoes or cross country skis.
- Plan a Winter Olympics Day or Winter Fun Day for your Pack or another Section.
- Create a winter triathlon, such as sled down a hill, skate a distance and then hit the middle of the target with a snow ball. Invite your friends or Lair to join you.
- Try out pond hockey or pond curling.
- Invite your friends or Lair to join you in an outdoor game in the snow such as Fox and Geese, or Tug of War in the snow, Pin the Nose on the Snowman, Capture the Snow Flag, Footprint Tag (you can only step in the footprints), Snowball Relay or Freeze Tag.
- Try a summer challenge in the snow dressed for winter, such as twirling a hula hoop, skipping rope or playing hopscotch in the snow.
- Create a winter golf course by burying empty tin cans in the snow, open side at the top. Mark with flags. Use coloured golf balls and old golf clubs.
- What’s the best way to dress for your winter outdoor fitness? Create a slideshow or fashion show to demonstrate for your Lair or Pack.
- Learn about bicycling in winter. What do you need to do to prepare to use your bike?
- Lay-out what outwear and footwear you would need for a winter hike. How fast can you get dressed? Now challenge someone else to a race - make sure you each have the same items to put on.
- What games did First Nations, Inuit and Metis create for winter fun? Try out some of the games, such as Snow Snakes.
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.