Let's Move National Campaign
With more than 2.2 million girl members and almost 1 million volunteers in every community in America, and a century-long tradition of promoting healthy living among our members, Girl Scouts is ideally positioned to partner with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative to end childhood obesity within a generation.
Since its founding in 1912, Girl Scouts has promoted active, healthy lifestyles for girls. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) includes a coordinated series of activities designed to help girls discover themselves and their values, connect with others to solve problems, and take action to make the world a better place. Currently, there are three sets of “leadership journeys," each with age-appropriate, hands-on learning experiences that get girls moving and physically active in their communities.
Girl Scouts offers a diverse range of innovative sports, fitness and nutrition programming from high-adventure outdoor activities, to planting community gardens, to healthy cooking and nutrition programs. We’re also empowering girls to become the leaders of their generation who are carrying forth the First Lady’s message of healthy living to their peers, families and communities.
Earn the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA)
The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) program allows people of all ages to receive presidential recognition. The program is designed to motivate participants to be physically active on a regular basis by allowing them to participate in activities they enjoy. With a list of more than 100 possible activities, that’s easy to do!
The President's Challenge encourages all Americans to make physical activity part of their everyday lives. No matter your age, gender or ability President's Challenge programs can help motivate you, your family and friends to choose to move! It’s never too early or too late to improve your fitness level and there are so many activities to choose from, so don’t delay…get started today! Join our GSGCNWI group and earn the award! Click here for more info.
There are several great ways to join the movement as we encourage people to get active and lead a healthy lifestyle.
View the Archived Let’s Move National Town Hall WebcastOn Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. CST, girls gathered from across the country through the use of technology to conduct a town hall discussion of healthy living and the Let's Move initiative. The webcast featured:
- Kathy Cloninger, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA
- Kathleen Sebelius, National Secretary of Health and Human Services
- Rhonda Jordan, President of Kraft Global Health & Wellness
- Maria Wynne, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
- Girl Scouts from the Chicago area preparing healthy after-school snacks in the Kraft Kitchens in Glenview, Illinois
- Girl Scouts in person in Washington, D.C.; and on the phone in Atlanta; and Los Angeles
To view an archived version of the Let's Move Town Hall webcast, click here.