Health education is important everyone, which is why the Byrnes Health Education Center offers a variety of classes designed for families and friends to learn together.
- Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know
This unique adults-only community class provides both parents and educators with factual information regarding teenage drug and alcohol abuse. It presents current information about drugs, assists adults in identifying signs of substance abuse, and empowers parents to discuss the dangers of drugs with their children. Focuses on the signs, symptoms, and current trends in the abuse of alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy, methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs, tobacco, and inhalants.
- True Colors: Working Together
The adult component of our True Colors program, this class covers team building, bullying, and violence prevention. Originally designed as a teacher in-service session, it is also valuable for other adults and community organizations that regularly interact with young people. Objectives include determining one's true personality color, defining bullying behaviors and reasons for bullying, demonstrating strategies to reduce and/or prevent bullying, and encouraging team building.
These classes for parents and their children, ages 8–13, enable discussion in a supportive atmosphere. Topics include general health issues, changes associated with puberty, individual growth, development, and self-esteem.
Classes are offered throughout the year at the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center, in two-hour evening sessions.
- Girls & Moms
For girls ages 8–12 and their mothers to learn together about puberty and women's health issues.
- Boys & Dads
For boys ages 9–13 and their fathers to learn together about puberty and men's health issues.
- Moms & Sons
For boys ages 9–13 and their mothers to learn together about puberty and men's health issues.
Scouts can have fun while learning and while earning badges! Our Girl Scout Programs are specially designed to meet most badge requirements.
- Senses - Try It
Helps scouts discover the five senses and learn how they protect us in our world. Larger-than-life models show how our organs, especially our brain, help us to see, hear, taste, touch, and smell.
- My Body - Try It
Focuses on an appreciation of the incredible human body, how it works, how it moves! Students learn that exercise is an important part of keeping the body healthy.
- Healthy Habits - Try It
Exercise, rest, good nutrition, and cleanliness are all important to health. This class teaches more about how to stay healthy.
- Becoming a Teen
A better understanding of the physical and emotional changes associated with puberty is developed in this discussion of growing up.
- Highway to Health
Scouts learn the right habits to stay healthy during their lifetimes. The effects of stress on the body are explored.
- Fun & Fit
This interactive class explores the correct way to exercise. Students must wear sneakers and appropriate exercise clothes in order to participate.
- Food Power
Students will analyze food choices and learn to understand the food pyramid through hands-on activities and a game.