Attended virtual course on April 26, 2021, hosted by Chickasaw Council. The course was instructed by Maddie Williams.
Requirement #1 - Examinations
A. Physical examination
1. Explain why physical exams are important:
It is important to have an annual physical examination with my doctor to make sure I am healthy. The exam will check my physical growth and check my health with blood tests. I also get vaccinations to make sure I don't get sick.
2. Why preventive habits (such as exercising regularly) are important in maintaining good health, and how the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and other harmful substances can negatively affect our personal fitness.
Explain why preventive habits are important:
Exercise is important to strengthen my body, keep me healthy, and keep me active. It keeps my body fit and keeps me in shape.
Effect of tobacco products, alcohol, and other harmful substances:
Tobacco and alcohol is harmful to my body because they can cause addiction. Smoking/tobacco is most harmful to my lungs, causing issues breathing and can lead to deadly diseases. If a substance is not supposed to be in my body, it shouldn't be in my body.
3. Diseases that can be prevented and how:
I take annual vaccines to prevent harmful diseases. For instance, I have shots for polio, mumps, chicken pox, and the flu.
4. The 7 warning signs of cancer:
5. The youth risk factors that affect cardiovascular fitness in adulthood:
B. Have a dental examination
Tell how to care for your teeth:
1. Nutritious diet that is low in simple sugars (simple carbohydrates)
Requirement #2 - Personal Fitness
A. Reason for being mentally, physically, socially and spiritually fit:
Spiritual fitness is important to me to believe in something bigger than me and to know that someone is always watching out for me.
B. What it means to be mentally healthy:
Mental fitness keeps me sharp and smart.
C. What it means to be physically healthy:
Being physically fit keeps my body healthy. Physical fitness can also be challenging to meet goals.
D. What it means to be socially healthy:
Social fitness keeps interactive and involved with my community.
Requirement #3 - Preventative Health
A. Are you living in such a way that your risk of preventable diseases is minimized?
I minimize my disease risk by going to the doctor to get checkups, stay active to keep myself strong, I wash my hands often, and wear masks to prevent covid.
B. Are you immunized and vaccinated according to the advice of your health-care provider and the direction of your parent(s)/guardian(s)?
C. Are you free from habits relating to poor nutrition and the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and other practices that could be harmful to your health?
Nutrition: Eat vegetables, fruits, and balance of meats and dairy
D. What are the advantages to getting a full night's sleep?
My body feels ready to go the next day, I am not tired, and my body feels good
E. Define a nutritious, balanced diet and why it is important
A balanced diet contains fruits and vegetables, protein, fats/oils, dairy, and grains. It is important to get the right balance of foods in order to provide energy, a satisfied body, and vitamins.
F. Do you participate in a regular exercise program or recreational activities?
Yes. I am active in sports year round. I enjoy, soccer, baseball, and tennis.
G. What are you doing to demonstrate your duty to God?
Going to church regularly, participate in the service by reading scripture, and working with the Youth Ministries
H. Do you spend quality time with your family and friends in social and recreational activities?
Yes. My family and I go kayaking, hiking, swimming, and vacations
I. Do you support family activities and efforts to maintain a good home life?
Yes. I clean and do chores, I take care of my animals, and I participate in activities with my family.
Requirement #4 - Physical Fitness
A. The areas of physical fitness:
B. Your weakest and strongest area of physically fitness:
C. The need to have a balance in the four areas of physically fitness:
D. How a program like ScoutStrong can lead to a lifelong healthful habits:
E. How the areas of personal fitness relate to the Scout Laws and Scout Oath:
Requirement #5 - Nutrition
A. The importance of good nutrition:
B. What good nutrition means to you
C. How good nutrition is related to the other components of personal fitness
D. How to maintain a healthy weight