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.

Santa Ynez Valley Rotary Club


SOLVANG'S 23RD. ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS SHOW & FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ROTARY CLUB
Old Mission Santa Inés 2:00 - 9:30p.m.
Festivities take place in downtown Solvang with a parade at 11am and afternoon activities and fireworks at Old Mission Santa Ines. There will be many food booths, fun and game booths, a wonderful beer and wine garden and kids’ activities including bouncy castles, slides, face painting. The fireworks show starts at 9 PM.

The Santa Ynez Valley Rotary 4th of July Festival and Fireworks show is considered one of the best events on the Central Coast and is their major Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit local charities.
The Rotary Club of the Santa Ynez Valley is presenting its 23rd Annual 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show at Old Mission Santa Inés in Solvang. Admission is only $10.00 and FREE for Kids 7 and under. Active Duty Military and their Dependents are FREE with ID.

We have many Food Booths, Fun and Game Booths, A Wonderful Beer and Wine Garden and Kids’ activities including Bouncy Castles, Slides, Face Painting, etc. and plenty of time to kick-back & relax. Live on stage entertainment begins at 5:00 p.m. with local performers, Breaking Silence, Bear Redell and our headliner; The Molly Ringwald Project.

The Fireworks Show runs from 9:00pm to 9:30pm. The cost of the fireworks is over $1,000/minute, WOW! Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Solvang Friendship House, 880 Friendship Ln. or Hometown Insurance in Buellton, 186 W Hwy 246 or at the gate on July 4th.

Details:
• July 4, 2017, Gates open at 2:00pm.
• Admission is only $10.00 and FREE for Kids 7 and under.
• FREE for Active Duty Military and their Dependents with ID.
• Entertainment 5pm, Breaking Silence, Bear Redell, The Molly Ringwald Project.
• Where: Old Mission Santa Inés, 1760 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA
• Go To: SYVRotary.org
• Handicap Accessible Parking: Yes
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Solvang 4th. of JULY Fireworks SHOW & Festival

July 4, 2017, 2:00pm - July 4, 2017, 11:30pm

SOLVANG'S 23RD. ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS SHOW & FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ROTARY CLUBOld Mission Santa Inés 2:00 - 9:30p.m.Festivities take place in downtown Solvang with a parade at 11am and afternoon activities and fireworks at Old Mission Santa Ines. There will be many food booths, fun and game booths, a wonderful beer and wine garden and kids’ activities including bouncy castles, slides, face painting. The fireworks show starts at 9 PM.The Santa Ynez Valley Rotary 4th of July Festival and Fireworks show is considered one of the best events on the Central Coast and is their major Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit local charities.The Rotary Club of the Santa Ynez Valley is presenting its 23rd Annual 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show at Old Mission Santa Inés in Solvang. Admission is only $10.00 and FREE for Kids 7 and under. Active Duty Military and their Dependents are FREE with ID.We have many Food Booths, Fun and Game Booths, A Wonderful Beer and Wine Garden and Kids’ activities including Bouncy Castles, Slides, Face Painting, etc. and plenty of time to kick-back & relax. Live on stage entertainment begins at 5:00 p.m. with local performers, Breaking Silence, Bear Redell and our headliner; The Molly Ringwald Project.The Fireworks Show runs from 9:00pm to 9:30pm. The cost of the fireworks is over $1,000/minute, WOW! Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Solvang Friendship House, 880 Friendship Ln. or Hometown Insurance in Buellton, 186 W Hwy 246 or at the gate on July 4th.Details:• July 4, 2017, Gates open at 2:00pm.• Admission is only $10.00 and FREE for Kids 7 and under.• FREE for Active Duty Military and their Dependents with ID.• Entertainment 5pm, Breaking Silence, Bear Redell, The Molly Ringwald Project.• Where: Old Mission Santa Inés, 1760 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA• Go To: SYVRotary.org• Handicap Accessible Parking: Yes

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SOLVANG'S 23RD. ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS SHOW & FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ROTARY CLUBOld Mission Santa Inés 2:00 - 9:30p.m.Festivities take place in downtown Solvang with a parade at 11am and afternoon activities and fireworks at Old Mission Santa Ines. There will be many food booths, fun and game booths, a wonderful beer and wine garden and kids’ activities including bouncy castles, slides, face painting. The fireworks show starts at 9 PM.The Santa Ynez Valley Rotary 4th of July Festival and Fireworks show is considered one of the best events on the Central Coast and is their major Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit local charities.The Rotary Club of the Santa Ynez Valley is presenting its 23rd Annual 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show at Old Mission Santa Inés in Solvang. Admission is only $10.00 and FREE for Kids 7 and under. Active Duty Military and their Dependents are FREE with ID.We have many Food Booths, Fun and Game Booths, A Wonderful Beer and Wine Garden and Kids’ activities including Bouncy Castles, Slides, Face Painting, etc. and plenty of time to kick-back & relax. Live on stage entertainment begins at 5:00 p.m. with local performers, Breaking Silence, Bear Redell and our headliner; The Molly Ringwald Project. The Fireworks Show runs from 9:00pm to 9:30pm. The cost of the fireworks is over $1,000/minute, WOW!Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Solvang Friendship House, 880 Friendship Ln. or Hometown Insurance in Buellton, 186 W Hwy 246 or at the gate on July 4th.Details:• July 4, 2017, Gates open at 2:00pm.• Admission is only $10.00 and FREE for Kids 7 and under.• FREE for Active Duty Military and their Dependents with ID.• Entertainment 5pm, Breaking Silence, Bear Redell, The Molly Ringwald Project.• Where: Old Mission Santa Inés, 1760 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA• Go To: SYVRotary.org• Handicap Accessible Parking: Yes

SOLVANG'S 23RD. ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS SHOW & FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ROTARY CLUB
Old Mission Santa Inés 2:00 - 9:30p.m.

Festivities take place in downtown Solvang with a parade at 11am and afternoon activities and fireworks at Old Mission Santa Ines. There will be many food booths, fun and game booths, a wonderful beer and wine garden and kids’ activities including bouncy castles, slides, face painting. The fireworks show starts at 9 PM.

The Santa Ynez Valley Rotary 4th of July Festival and Fireworks show is considered one of the best events on the Central Coast and is their major Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit local charities.
The Rotary Club of the Santa Ynez Valley is presenting its 23rd Annual 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show at Old Mission Santa Inés in Solvang. Admission is only $10.00 and FREE for Kids 7 and under. Active Duty Military and their Dependents are FREE with ID.

We have many Food Booths, Fun and Game Booths, A Wonderful Beer and Wine Garden and Kids’ activities including Bouncy Castles, Slides, Face Painting, etc. and plenty of time to kick-back & relax. Live on stage entertainment begins at 5:00 p.m. with local performers, Breaking Silence, Bear Redell and our headliner; The Molly Ringwald Project. The Fireworks Show runs from 9:00pm to 9:30pm. The cost of the fireworks is over $1,000/minute, WOW!

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Solvang Friendship House, 880 Friendship Ln. or Hometown Insurance in Buellton, 186 W Hwy 246 or at the gate on July 4th.
Details:
• July 4, 2017, Gates open at 2:00pm.
• Admission is only $10.00 and FREE for Kids 7 and under.
• FREE for Active Duty Military and their Dependents with ID.
• Entertainment 5pm, Breaking Silence, Bear Redell, The Molly Ringwald Project.
• Where: Old Mission Santa Inés, 1760 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA
• Go To: SYVRotary.org
• Handicap Accessible Parking: Yes
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SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ROTARY SPONSORS SHRED EVENT AT VETERANS HALL PARKING LOT
Thousands of pounds of sensitive personal documents shredded.
A steady stream of cars and trucks rolled through the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall parking lot Wednesday as residents took advantage of an opportunity to securely dispose of sensitive personal documents.
The event was scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. May 17, but people began showing up before 2 p.m. with boxes of documents to be shredded at the free event organized by the Santa Ynez Valley Rotary Club.
“We saw a need for it,” said Chuck LeBeau, who heads up the club’s Group Services Committee. “It was done with some other sponsors in the past, and we thought it was a worthwhile event, especially with what’s going on in the world today.
“The reason we took the lead is because we’ve got the volunteers and the club has some money, so we got the Sheriff’s Department and the city of Solvang to go in with us.”
LeBeau said the city promoted the event as part of its Third Wednesday program, while the Sheriff’s Office set up the traffic pathway through the parking lot and provided a couple of deputies to help move documents and provide security.
But the club covered the cost of the event, which LeBeau estimated at around $1,000.
About 10 volunteers from the Rotary Club turned out to direct traffic and unload files from trunks, hatchbacks, back seats and truck beds, dumping them into gray wheeler bins from Iron Mountain, a secure shredding service provider.
“People have sensitive documents they don’t want other people to see, so they can bring them in and have them securely shredded right here,” LeBeau said as one of the first cars rolled into the parking lot and down the lanes marked off with orange cones.
Once a bin was filled, it was wheeled to the nearby Iron Mountain box truck equipped with an industrial-grade shredder.
Business was slow at first, with one car arriving with documents to shred about the same time one was leaving with its documents already headed for the shredder.
But by 2:45 p.m., volunteers were working at a rapid pace, unloading and dumping documents from three cars at once while more than a dozen vehicles waited in a three-line queue that stretched toward the parking lot entrance at Maple Avenue and back down toward the entrance on Mission Drive.
LeBeau said he had no idea how many people might show up to have documents shredded, and volunteers were too busy to keep an accurate count, but in about half an hour’s time, between 50 and 75 vehicles went through the shredding line.
While the amount varied from car to car, about one bin of documents was shredded for each vehicle that came through the line.
“We can hold 8,000 pounds of shredded documents,” said Stanley Zarkowski, driver and shredmeister for Iron Mountain. “Any more than that and we have to use a two-axle truck.”
As each gray wheeled bin was delivered to Zarkowski, he rolled it into a large hydraulically operated clamp, which grabbed it and pulled it up the shaft.
On a video screen at a control panel next to the shaft, Zarkowski watched the operation inside as the bin rose into view, then tipped to dump its load into a polished chute, where the documents slid down into the maw of twin rotating blades.
The blades chewed the papers into typical narrow shredder strips but only a couple of inches long, Zarkowski said.
Shredding could continue until the back of the box truck was packed full. Then it would be driven to a recycling facility, where the truck’s “walking floor” would convey the shredded documents out of the cargo box.
“This is a great service,” one man said as he drove away after dropping off documents from about a dozen file-size boxes. “This stuff has been stacking up in my office for months.
But I can’t just toss it in the trash or a blue recycling bin,” he added. “Too much of my customers’ information is in there. And mine. It would take forever for me to hand-feed it into a household shredder. And taking it to a shredding service can get expensive.”
LeBeau said the Rotary Club contracting with Iron Mountain for the free shredding event would allow residents to avoid that cost.
“The last time I used a shredding service up in San Luis Obispo, I think it cost me $14 for each file box.,” he said.
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SYV ROTARY DONATES GRANT TO SOLVANG THEATERFEST.

Santa Ynez Valley Rotary Club presented a donation to Solvang Theaterfest Executive Director, Pam Pilcher, on April 26, 2017. This donation will help Solvang Theaterfest remodel their “Green Room”, which was damaged because of the draught. Pam Pilcher said, “The Green room is used just before the actors go on stage and needs remodeled”. Chuck LaBeau, Club Community Service Chair commented, “We are very pleased to help keep our community theater up to date”.
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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.