What the Hope & Dream means to the Davidstown Cub Scouts
IN 2014 the Davidstown Cub Scouts were invited to do a chief scout award, this meant they had to sign an agreement and complete extra challenges outside the annual programme of activities.
One of those challenges is a 20k hike to be completed in eight hours. The cub scouts, after careful research and checking with insurance decided to join the community adventure in the Hope and Dream 10 mile walk.
This was a great opportunity for the cubs to see how the community works together to achieve such a successful event and how money raised is used locally for the people in Wexford.
The first year we took part in the walk we were invited into the Hope Centre by Margo Kehoe and given the tour. We were shown what goes on in the centre and this led to cubscouts taking part in the walk every year and we painted and planted the court yard in the Hope Centre with donations from local businesses.
Cubs would meet an hour before the start of the walk and walk two miles and then complete the 10 miles as our challenge is 12 miles or 20k. Cubs takinng part range from nine to 12 years of age. Each year cubs who have completed the walk would opt to go again the next year or two as it is such an achievement to cross that finish line as a personal goal but also to know we are raising money for great causes.
The above minerals are just some of the important ones we need in our diets to aid in producing energy, regulate potassium levels in the body, aid in oxygen consumption in our cells, helping thyroid function and much more.
Your food choices each day affect your health – how you feel today, tomorrow and in the future.
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and certain cancers.
Every week we will add a different daily plan and after seven weeks you will have a weekly plan
Breakfast every morning starting off with a glass of hot water, lemon and honey great immune booster, then cereal like porridge made with almond or coconut milk, try adding different berries and seeds (flax or chia seeds) good source of fibre also anti-oxidants to fight tissue damage from all the tough training.
Healthy snack mid morning choose something small as in a natural live yogurt with piece of fruit or small brown scone and jam
Lunch: wholegrain sandwich with any of the following tuna & sweet corn, cottage cheese, spinach and tomato
Healthy snack mid afternoon: again something small like piece of fruit or mug of green tea
Dinner: Fish at least twice a week if possible with plenty of veg, try roasting the veg with sweet potato and grate ginger and garlic over them with a little olive oil (my favourite)
Evening time: protein shake or glass of milk before bed. Martina O’ Sullivan
Martina’s Recipe of the week: Vitamin and Mineral Veggie Smoothie
Davidstown Cub Scouts presenting a cheque to the Hope & Dream last year. Vitamins and Minerals