Friday, April 24, 2015

Healthy Living Initiative: Go Exploring!

Did you know that the US Department of Health & Human Services recommends that “…children and adolescents should do 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day?”[1]  This activity should have a variety of aerobic exercise, muscle-strengthening, and bone-strengthening. What does this mean? Get Active and Get Moving! 
The Activity
Research types of physical activity. Learn what aerobic exercise, muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening are. What types of exercises and activities are included in these categories? How can you include each of these types of activity in an everyday walk? Create a walking plan that includes a variety of activities which will meet all three of these categories.

The Challenge
With spring, comes warmer, sunnier weather; the perfect type of weather to explore the outdoors. Explore the outdoors by exploring your local community. Nassau County is the home to a variety of different walking and hiking paths including Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Sands Point Preserve and Tanglewood Park and Preserve. Girl Scouts of Nassau County challenges everyone to take a walk (use your walking-exercise plan) and explore at least 3 different parks and preserves in Nassau County. 

Did you know…
The Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Girls Go the Distance Walkathon will allow you to explore Old Bethpage Village Restoration while you participate in a 2 mile walk filled with muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening activities.

[1] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2008, October 16). Physical Acitivty Guidelines for Americans - Chapter 3: Active Children and Adolescents. Retrieved April 2012, from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:

Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day and Volunteer Month!

Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day: April 22nd

Thank you for creating a supportive environment where we can build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place!

Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day is a day of recognition for adult volunteers in Girl Scouting. Although volunteers are always appreciated, it is during these special days that we take the time to acknowledge that our volunteers are the lifeblood of Girl Scouts of NassauCounty. Our Girl Scout volunteers make an enormous impact on the girls they mentor, motivate, and inspire. 
They are the everyday heroes and guides who introduce girls to new life-changing experiences and help them discover their passions. 

We encourage the girls, their families and Girl Scout communities to plan special gestures to show appreciation for the Girl Scout volunteers in their lives.

Want to thank the special Girl Scout volunteer in your life, past or present, for being so amazing? Download this cool shareable card! Email it or print it out, and give it to them with a hug! And show them a little extra appreciation with shout-outs on Facebook and Twitter. Don't forget to tag @gsnc and use the hashtag #NVW15!