Gomez Gets Girls Going
The girls at Gomez Heritage Elementary held a “Walk and Roll to School” event on April 25th. Their troop wanted to learn about health and fitness. Their leaders helped the girls plan activities around their topic of interest and they ended up having a fantastic semester. This included the planning of their all-school fitness activity – Walk and Roll to School – which encourages kids, schools, and families to be more active on their way to school.
The semester activities leading up to the big event included:
- Inviting fitness instructor Danae Wolcott to teach them interesting ways of keeping their heart rate up for an hour.
- Earning the “Our Fair Play” badge
- Having a healthy eating day
- Promoting their Walk and Roll to School event by making health-conscience posters to hang up all over school
Finally the big day came and there was a huge turn out!
Some of the group starting the journey – there are 23 girls in the Gomez troop, but they recruited close to 75 others to join the fitness fun!
The map of their quest
These boots are made for walkin’ – I mean sandals…
Treasures found only when walking! :)
They were even able to get the boys to join in – If you look closely, you can see a few :P
Beauty found along the way
On the second leg of the trip – almost to school.
The rewards of hard labor! All the kids who participated were treated to breakfast when they arrived back to school (very awesome and generous of the Gomez troop!).
The leaders decided that since their girls worked so hard on their event, they deserved some fitness prizes – including jump ropes, water bottles and Velcro-catch – my favorite summer game!
Relaxing and enjoying breakfast!
As always – I want to hear from you! Walk and Roll to School made me wonder what other troops out there in Girl Scout Land are planning events all on their own!?! That’s a BIG accomplishment and I want to hear about it. If you aren’t planning an event, what are you doing for your fitness regimen? Get at me!
Yours in Girl Scouting,