Girl Scouts receive grant for healthy living

November 7, 2012 by  

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Foundation recently donated $3,000 to the Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands to enable 46 members of the Chesnee Boys and Girls Club to participate in activities for Healthy Living. The Foundation is no doubt using flyer printing and poster printing to educate the public about these grants used to help girls living in rural areas of the state to be able to participate in the Living Healthy program of the Girl Scouts.

The program funds girls who are not Girl Scouts in grades two through five and is used to fund the three program sites of Union, Chesnee, and Woodruff. The program is designed to help girls learn how positive health habits can have a beneficiary effect on their bodies, teach others about the significance of living healthy lifestyles and staying fit, and connecting with community partners and peers to achieve these goals.

According to the regional director of the Girl Scout scheme, Sheila Snoddy, the program consists of various activities that help the participating girls to learn about developing fitness-conscious eating habits. Each activity is a two-hour session that focuses a different characteristic of living a healthy lifestyle, such as weight measurement, setting goals for oneself, an introduction to zumba and yoga, and even field trips for demonstrations of the preparation of fresh foods or to an organic garden or farm.

As part of its mission to benefit the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Foundation provides funds to those services and programs that help to provide quality healthcare in the community.