Sherwood Memorial Park in partnership with Virginia Amateur Sports and the Blue Ridge Mountain Council Boy Scouts, will serve as the host of this 2nd year event that has been created for the Boy Scouts to bring awareness of living a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness and being more active.
On October 2, area cub Scouts will meet at 6:00 at Sherwood Memorial Park for a healthy dinner that is being provided by Subway. Following dinner, the Scouts will take an interactive group walk to the Veterans Memorial Circle where they will do the ceremonial lowering of the flag. Before the lowering of the flag, Tim Conrad, the father TJ Conrad, a soldier who was killed while serving in Afghanistan, will be speaking to the Scouts. TJ sacrificed his life for the freedom we have today and is buried in the Veterans Garden in Sherwood Park. Tim’s emotional presentation will have quite an impact on the Scouts and families who will be participating.
The walk and hike will be the first step toward their Presidential Active Lifestyle Award, part of an initiative called “ScoutStrong,” which was launched by the National Organization, Boy Scouts of America in 2011. The ScoutStrong initiative promotes physical fitness and active lifestyles and offers participants to earn the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award.
Fall into Fitness hopes to become a major part of the Scouting lives of today’s youth as we continue to see obesity rise in our children. This event is being sponsored by Member One, Coventry Health Care, Subway, Salem Terrace and Virginia Amateur Sports.
– Submitted by Peter Lampman