6 Exercises to Keep You in Shape (Designed by Scout)


Staying physically fit and active is essential for you to have a healthy life and if you are also aspiring to become a good scout leader. Being fit is important as it can prepare you for the coming challenges. When a Scout is physically fit, he is mentally keen and alert.
Do you want to be build muscles, have stronger core and stay in shape?

Here are the 6 exercises that you should follow that will surely keep you in shape:

bearcrawl-the-21-exercises-from-the-get-ripped-anywhere-outdoor-series-0jpg-4905f6716d4073b9Bear Crawl

Bear crawl is considered to be one of the best exercise routines if you want to have a chiseled core. This is an abs workout that has variations and is also known as a “flow complex”. You do this exercise routine for 7 minutes without any rest. Bear crawl can test your strength, stamina and coordination in so many ways that you have never imagined. So you can also expect a burn all throughout the exercise routine.

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For an explosive power and strength, there is explosive jump exercise. This exercise is different as it is a powerful exercise that increases your vertical jump. By doing this exercise, you can further improve the core of your body and also your lower body.

feet-elevated-pushupFeet Elevated Pushup

Pushups have always been part of strength and core training exercise. For scouts, one of the best exercise routines to make you physically fit is the feet elevated pushup. This is one of the variations of the usual pushups. Lie on the floor with your face down and your hands (36 inches apart) as you hold your torso. Put your toes on a flat surface. Gently press your upper body to go back up by using your pectoral muscles. Squeeze your chest whenever you the pushup.

flutter-kicksFlutter Kicks

Scouts need to be alert and active. As such, you do not just develop your stamina and core. You also need to have strong legs. This exercise features an up and down movement of your legs. Lie on your back and make sure that your legs are straight. Put your arms on the side. Lift the heel of your feet (6 inches) and do the scissor-like movement where your feet moves up and down.

walking-lungeWalking Lunge

Lunges can increase the strength the muscles of your legs and lower body. Start by standing with your feet with shoulder width apart. Your hands should be one your hips. Then start, moving forward with just one leg as you flex your knees. Keep your posture upright and do this to the other leg as well.

scissor-kicksScissor Kicks

Scissor kick is a good exercise to develop your core muscles and legs. Like on your back. Your legs should be side by side. Put your hands on your hand and start lifting your head as well as your shoulder blades. As you get to squeeze your lower back, tuck in your pelvis. Do this position all throughout the exercise.

By doing these regular exercises, you can definitely stay in shape that makes you a healthier person. Keep on doing the following exercises for you make your body physically fit. You can also couple this set with other exercise routines to further increase your core, stamina and other parts of the body.

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OUR DEAR FRIEND DICK SMULLEN PASSED AWAYRichard Smullen, 83, passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, April 9th. After a long and healthy life, Dick had been battling pulmonary fibrosis for the past 5 years.Dick was born in San Francisco, California on December 21, 1933. He was the oldest of 2 sons born to Robert and Ann Smullen. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved son Michael. Dick grew up and attended schools in Glendale, CA. He later enlisted in the Navy and served during the Korean War. He went on to work in sales and real estate and later was self-employed as a real estate appraiser.Dick met JoAnn Williams in 1978. They married in La Canada, CA and combined their families on Feb. 3, 1979. Later, they moved to Santa Ynez, CA where they have lived since 1996.Dick has been an active member of the Santa Ynez Rotary Club for many years. He chaired the annual 4th of July festivities, distributed dictionaries to local school children, sat on the scholarship committee, and served as the club president from 2009 - 2010. He and JoAnn loved to travel and visited many countries throughout the world as well as traveling throughout the U.S. in their motorhome. Dick's other interests included fishing, reading, woodworking and spending time with family and friends.Dick is survived by his loving wife JoAnn, children Beth (Pete), Laura (Brian), Maureen, Tom (Kelly), Linda (Broughton), 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. His love, generosity, and bigger-than-life persona will truly be missed by all of his family and those whose lives he touched.The family would like to thank the Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care of Santa Ynez for the excellent care, support, and compassion they provided Dick and his family during the last weeks.A mass celebrating Dick's life will be held on Monday morning, April 24, 2017 at 11:00 at the Santa Ynez Mission. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Santa Ynez Rotary Club Scholarship fund or The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

OUR DEAR FRIEND DICK SMULLEN PASSED AWAY

Richard Smullen, 83, passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, April 9th. After a long and healthy life, Dick had been battling pulmonary fibrosis for the past 5 years.
Dick was born in San Francisco, California on December 21, 1933. He was the oldest of 2 sons born to Robert and Ann Smullen. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved son Michael. Dick grew up and attended schools in Glendale, CA. He later enlisted in the Navy and served during the Korean War. He went on to work in sales and real estate and later was self-employed as a real estate appraiser.
Dick met JoAnn Williams in 1978. They married in La Canada, CA and combined their families on Feb. 3, 1979. Later, they moved to Santa Ynez, CA where they have lived since 1996.
Dick has been an active member of the Santa Ynez Rotary Club for many years. He chaired the annual 4th of July festivities, distributed dictionaries to local school children, sat on the scholarship committee, and served as the club president from 2009 - 2010. He and JoAnn loved to travel and visited many countries throughout the world as well as traveling throughout the U.S. in their motorhome. Dick's other interests included fishing, reading, woodworking and spending time with family and friends.
Dick is survived by his loving wife JoAnn, children Beth (Pete), Laura (Brian), Maureen, Tom (Kelly), Linda (Broughton), 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. His love, generosity, and bigger-than-life persona will truly be missed by all of his family and those whose lives he touched.
The family would like to thank the Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care of Santa Ynez for the excellent care, support, and compassion they provided Dick and his family during the last weeks.
A mass celebrating Dick's life will be held on Monday morning, April 24, 2017 at 11:00 at the Santa Ynez Mission. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Santa Ynez Rotary Club Scholarship fund or The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
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Once again we had our Christmas Party at St. Mark’s Church. Everyone had a wonderful time. This year we catered the party ourselves. There was plenty of food but all of us who cooked kind of think next year we should get it catered. Wow, what a lot of work it was. We had live music, singing, cheer and really good food. Many thanks go to all of the people who provided food but a special thanks goes to Gary and Julia Schoen. Without all their hard work and organization the party would not have come together so smoothly. George Johnson won the prize for the best joke. And special thanks to Gabe Limotta for taking the pictures and videos.

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Scouting in the Santa Ynez Valley Since 1924


Cub Scouts (ages 7 to 10)

Pack 41: based at the Presbyterian Church in Ballard, meets at 7pm on the third Thursday of the month. Contact Jacque Wagstaffe at 688-0628 or Dan Tagles at 688-8717.

Pack 42: based at Oak Valley School in Buellton and meets at 7pm on the first Monday of the month. Call Lori Weitz at 688-1682.

Boy Scouts (ages 11 to 17)

Troop 41: meets at the Presbyterian Church in Ballard at 7pm on Mondays; contact Laura Andreas at 693-9102 or Steve Oaks at 350-1326.

Troop 42: meets at Jonata School in Buellton at 7pm on Mondays; call Chuck Chuck Sorensen at 688-4171, campers above the age of 18 will be given to choose a knife from one of these the fishing knife reviews. Please keep in mind that there will be no exceptions made. You have to be above 18 to get one.

Troop 46: meets at the LDS Church in Solvang on Wednesdays at 7pm; contact Scott Saunders at 688-2911.