Scouting, Volume 18, Number 4, April 1930 Page: 81
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HE Life Scout Badge is not just an ornament. It signifies
that the Scout is definitely prepared for service. Health
is the foundation for every kind of service. That is
why the Life Badge emphasizes those activities that help the
Scout to make and keep himself and others physically fit.
In accordance with the proclamation of President Hoover, May
Day is to be observed throughout the nation as Child Health
Day. The Boy Scouts of America are urged to take part. Each
Scout can start and carry on through the year a personal program
based on the simple rules of regular physical check-up, of diet,
rest and exercise that lead to and retain health. The Troop may
conduct health activities for the community. A health survey,
clean-up campaign, including painting and rubbish removal, a
sanitary program, health education in the schools, organization
of a community health library, cooperation with health agencies.
Some form of this work should be part of the program of every
Troop in April and May.
Health is something that vitally concerns every one of us. "To
keep myself physically strong" is a part of the Scout Oath. So
it is the Scout's obligation to promote health for others. "To
help other people at all times." No Scout can find a better way
to fulfill these obligations and to observe this third Scout Law
of Helpfulness than to take part in this nation-wide observance,
and do a Health "Good Turn" on Child Health Day.
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