Are you a scout member? Do you have many badges? What kind of cookies that you sell? Those kinds of questions are so identical with the scouts and their activities.
Not only that scouts activities will give you many unforgettable experiences, but also some important social skills, the awareness to help each other, and the noble good deeds characteristic.
But within the essence, where ever the scouts linger in, it will always stay the same. Thus, what exactly scout is?
Scouts, also known as scouting, is a movement (The Scout Movement) founded by a decorated general of British Army: Robert Baden-Powell, the first Baron Baden-Powell.
Suit with its founder, the origin of this movement was the United Kingdom. It is initiated as a voluntary non-political educational movement, especially for youngster all over the world without any distinction.
The purposes of this movement are to develop maximum potential of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual of youngster in the sake for their communities around the globe.
But, do you even knows that involving in scouts also give you some health benefits for the sake of your physical and mental condition too?
So, without any further ado, these are five health benefits of involving in boy/girl scouts:
1. Developing a mentally healthy condition.
It can be seen that when you are joining the scouts you will not be alone.
It is obvious that you will have friends and colleagues which also there for the same reason, maintaining the same activities, enjoying the same passion, etc.
This kind of social interactions will give you a so called term: ‘communal belonging’.
It helps to develop a several mentally positive impact like developing a healthy peer connections, self-confidence and efficacy, amenity to other, social assignation, etc.
So, it is not always about benefits of growing your own garden for your physical and mental health only.
2. Improving physical strength.
Since from the very first purpose of the scouts program is to emphasis the practical outdoors activity to the youngster, including some skills like camping in the wild, woodcraft, aquatics, hiking, backpacking, and other outdoor sports, so it requires a lot of physical strength and stamina.
It also embraces so that all the members may strive and survive in the wilderness even without proper equipment and the abstinence of common life support.
That’s why you’ll be so strong! It also said that there are many health benefits of being in nature.
3. Emboweling a good spiritual state.
The scout is stood within the foundation of believed that assumed every single person was born with a good deed within their self.
This ‘spiritual enlightenment’, though, need to be ‘emboweled’ by the reinforcement of many positive activities and habituation.
From that foundation, every single efforts, program, and activities within the scouts are meant for ‘emboweling’ those passion – developing a good spiritual state of the youngster.
But for the Moslems, achieving spiritually may also through reciting the Qur’an since there are some benefits of Ayatul Kursi in Islam.
4. Embedding social awareness.
Not only just the scouts may give you some improvement in the scope of healthy mental condition discussed within the point number 1 (one), physical improvement, which already mentioned within point number two (2), and a good spiritual state as the point above, but also, thanks to the scout, it touch your moral aspect.
Of course it is so obvious that many of the scout badges need to be gained from social labor or services.
This is meant to develop a well social awareness as their moral foundation for every scout. What else we can have? Just see the social benefits of exercise really are.
5. Unarguably enjoying!
From one until four numbers above, actually, we already get all the aspect that can make us to be the best form of human.
But, within this point number five, it will complete all of the aspect: fun! Yeah, often it requires a boring pace of thing to accomplish and strive for that kind of ‘perfect being’ things.
But it will different when you are gaining it from the scouts. All the activities, efforts and program are meant to be fun, exciting, engaging, and challenging in the same time.
Many people can give you guarantee that you will never feel bored when you are joining scouts. So, fun is not just when we talking about benefits of games for seniors only.
Those are five health benefits of involving in Boy/Girl Scouts which can add some insight for you.