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Scouts campaign to combat childhood obesity

Posted on - 14th January, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, People, Preston News
Scouts at the biggest indoor trampoline park

The Scouts have announced their partnership with Flip Out with a goal to combat childhood obesity and promoting mental health well-being.  

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The partnership means that sleepovers and group bookings at Flip Out parks in Lancashire, including the one in Preston, will contribute towards earning badges. Scout groups will be offered a 20% discount off standard jump package prices.  

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Mark Hislop, the Commercial Director of The Scout Association, said: “The Scout Association is delighted to enter into a partnership with Flip Out trampoline parks. The new partnership will offer all Scout groups the opportunity to visit any of the 25 Flip Out trampoline parks throughout the country to receive a fantastic 20% discount.” 

One of the key components of the campaign is combat childhood obesity. This was something that Flip Out campaigned earlier last year – offering cash-strapped schools the chance to host PE lessons. Their goal in mind was to target childhood obesity which is on the increase.  

There are benefits of trampoline exercise which have been recognised by NASA. They have claimed that bouncing is 68% more efficient than jogging as it works every part of the body. Other benefits are improving your posture, co-ordination and balance.  

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Richard Beese, the co-owner of Flip Out, said: “This is a fantastic new partnership and we look forward to welcoming Scout Groups all over the UK. We will provide a fun and safe experience for Scouts to get active and improve their confidence and self-esteem.  

“Our commitment to fight childhood obesity is stronger than ever and we’re happy to partner up with an organisation that has similar core values and ethics.”  

The Scout Association have weekly programmes of activities with almost half a million 6 to 25-year-olds aiming to develop skills for the young people. This is usually aimed at ensuring the young people have successful lives as they grow up – focusing on teamwork, leadership and resilience. 

Are you a scout and are a part of this brilliant campaign? Let us know in the comments.  

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