Jeanna Kujava, Hallock, Minn., letter: Scouting fundraiser sends mixed messagesScouting is known for creativity and exploration. Our youth deserve adult creativity with fundraisers. Don’t settle for the easy way to raise money for this valuable youth program while compromising health and wellness.
By: Jeanna Kujava,
HALLOCK, Minn. — The mission of Scouting includes promoting fitness and responsibility.
The latest fundraiser promoted by the Northern Lights Council of Boy Scouts of America is asking Scouts to sell king-sized candy bars. Healthy living and fitness begins with healthy role models.
Adult leaders need to stop ignoring the issues facing youth today.
Obesity is a concern for youth and adults and has been since the early 1990s.
Health care costs continue to rise along with the increasing incidence of Type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is directly related to nutrition and activity.
Scouting is known for creativity and exploration. Our youth deserve adult creativity with fundraisers. Don’t settle for the easy way to raise money for this valuable youth program while compromising health and wellness.
Consider growing produce such as corn or pumpkins to be sold at local farmers markets, invite the public to enter pinewood derby or rain-gutter regatta events for a registration fee, chop and bundle wood to sell to campers where allowed, sell granola bars, trail mix or dried fruit for a healthier choice.
Do we take the easy choice or the healthier choice?
Adults need to lead our youth to healthy living.
I urge Herald readers to support Scouting by offering a $5 donation instead of buying a king-sized candy bar that they will regret eating later.
Let’s lead by example.