Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Physical Fitness

ASSOCIATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

  • "Your Childs Fitness: Practical Advice for Parents", Susan Kalish, Human Kinetics, 1996
  • "Complete Guide to Youth Fitness", Margaret Safrit, Human Kinetics, 1995
  • "Personal Fitness Merit Badge", Boy Scouts of America, No. 33286
  • Injury Prevention Web - resources, publications, links etc.
  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information - research, facts, youth information

VIDEO TAPES

  • Conditioning The Young Athlete -VHS 20 min - This program introduces the coach to the "principles of training" and how to develop a training program that will effectively take the athlete from pre-season through the competitive season...Highlights: The basic principles of conditioning; Importance of "progressive warm-up and cool-down"; Developing a training program for the specific sport; Developing a season-long program...
  • Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries - VHS 23 min - This program examines the roles of the coach in the prevention of injuries, basic first aid for common athletic injuries, and guidelines for proper rehabilitation of injuries...Highlights: Guidelines to the prevention of injuries; How to set-up emergency procedures; Common athletic injuries and treatment; The role of ice and heat in treating injuries; Guidelines to returning an athlete to competition.
  • Teaching Sports Skills To Young Athletes - VHS 20 min - This program gives coaches the basic guidelines for the planning and conducting of efficient practices and for how to effectively teach sports skills to the young athlete...Highlights: Setting goals for the season; Basic principles for conducting effective practices; The major steps in the teaching of a sport skill; How to break down a complex skill.