Walking 1,000,000 miles is going to be a team effort. So, in the spirit of a little healthy competition, we’re beginning an Olympic Challenge. Every Girl Scout grade-level represents a team. We have Team Daisy (blue), Team Brownie (brown), Team Junior (purple), Team Cadette (red), and Team Senior & Ambassador (orange). Any participating adults and/or community members can choose the team with which they will be walking.
When Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania announced the Healthy Promise goal to walk 1,000,000 miles by May 1, 2014, we were counting on one thing…YOU! We’ve set an ambitious, but totally achievable goal as long as we have YOU on the team. We invite all Girl Scouts and their friends and families to join us in this community effort.
Here’s how you can join us:
Start by getting active! Active people walk, run, skip, hop and jump. Any activity that increases your heart rate and makes your muscles stronger can be counted as Healthy Promise activity.
Track Your Miles
Next, track your miles with the handy Healthy Promise Miles or Minutes Tracker. Every step counts! Write down your miles if you know how far you’ve gone or write your minutes if you know how long you’ve been active. Thirty minutes counts as one mile toward our goal.
Report Your Miles
Click here to report your miles or minutes on the first of every month. You can report your activity as an individual or as a group. If you are walking as a troop or group, you should designate a captain for your team and he or she can report your group’s total miles each month. Make sure to enter your personal information the same way every month so we can track your miles. You will be eligible for rewards throughout the year when you’ve hit certain milestones!
March is National Nutrition Month and a perfect time for Girl Scouts to involve their local communities in making a Healthy Promise. Launch a "Make Your Plate MyPlate Challenge!" today. It's as easy as printing and copying the attached GSHPA MyPlate Poster (vertical) and hanging it in your meeting space or school. Host a healthy Meal and use the GSHPA MyPlate Placemat (horizontal) on your tables. Think you can do more? Action for Healthy Kids has you covered! Visit www.studentstakingcharge.org to view complete project templates that show you how to get your whole school eating well and staying active. Send pictures and a short description of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org and get a prize.
Learn to Be Healthy Website - Free Subscription for Girls
Site for Younger Girls:
Site for Teens:
We are pleased to provide registered girl members of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania a free subscription to a safe and fun website which offers health information and interactive games to youth audiences ages 5-18. Girls may request password and login information for the site and play interactive games at home with their caregivers. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2012.
Click here to register for a password and login information.
One FREE Volunteer Guide is available for each registered troop during the 2013 membership year.
The troop leader must file the request for her/his troop if the troop would like to participate in the council-wide program. The age-specific guide books will help leaders show girls how to make healthy choices. Leaders can follow the book and complete 6-7 weeks of troop activities, plus try snack ideas, challenges, and online activities too!
Please click on the appropriate link below for to order for your troop level.