Project Heart Activities for Girl Scouts
Join us in American Heart Month, February 2017, as Girl Scouts celebrate with the Texas Heart Institute for the 3rd year! Learn How to Keep Your Heart Healthy and Earn a Cool-E Project Heart Patch
Girls will learn the importance of staying fit for heart health with robot "Cool-E" of Project Heart fame while exploring heart anatomy, the cardiovascular system, healthy eating and exercise. While the girls are having fun with games and activities, the adults will be able to learn the Project Heart curriculum that can be implemented with the girls! Juniors will work towards their Staying Fit badge.This meeting is free of charge for adults.
Juniors register here:
Brownies register here:
See photos on Flickr from the Girl Scouts Celebrate Heart Month at Texas Heart Institute!
Girls who learn heart-healthy eating and exercise habits at a young age are on the right course to becoming healthy adults. The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council and Texas Heart Institute have joined together to help girls achieve a lifetime of health. By completing a series of fun and educational activities, Girl Scouts will receive a Cool-E Project Heart Patch and a certificate of completion from the Texas Heart Institute (THI). All activities are based on Project Heart, a THI award-winning program that makes learning easy and fun. Curriculum is tailored to academic grade levels, and girls will learn about the anatomy of the heart and circulatory system, the food groups and making healthy eating choices, and how to take care of their health through the power of physical activity.
For more information, contact Keri Kimler Sprung, email@example.com
January 1, 2015- December 31, 2017
Program Age-Level Requirements
Click on grade levels below to view activities.
How to receive your Cool-E Project Heart Patch
Patches are free of charge. We believe in "Scouts Honor" and trust you to make sure the group earns this merit badge.
To receive patches for your troop, email the following to: ProjectHeart@TexasHeart.org attention Keri Kimler:
1. One group photo of troop holding completed activity pages (REQUIRED).
2. At least one photo of your troop during your activity. (REQUIRED)
3. Number of Daisy, Brownie and Junior patches requested. (REQUIRED)
For more information or questions about special Project Heart events, contact Keri Kimler Sprung, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scouts celebrate Heart Month at THI!
"Absolutely loved having so many girl scouts today come and learn how to be healthy and love their hearts! We had an exciting afternoon of activities, education, games in the grove, and healthy snacks! Thanks to my Kappa Delta sisters for all your help today and making this so successful!" - Alex Wallace, THI Heart Health Ambassador
Girl Scout Troop 125016 from First Baptist Academy completed a series of fun and educational activities, to receive a Cool-E Project Heart Patch and a certificate of completion from the Texas Heart Institute. They are dedicated to learning about heart-healthy eating and exercise habits at a young age through our Project Heart activities program, Texas Heart Institute's award-winning program that makes learning easy and fun.
From left, Project Heart mascot Cool-E, Dr. Karla Campos, and 2013 Ms. America Chiniqua Pettaway encourage young women to live a healthy lifestyle.
Payton Campbell is an ambassador Girl Scout member of troop 21035 in Bellaire, Texas and a current junior at Carnegie Vanguard High School. During Summer 2015 she partnered with a team of dedicated individuals at the Texas Heart Institute to create an interactive touch box to educate children about their heart and the importance of having a healthy heart. The touch box included hearts from several animals and key facts about each animal. The touch box was donated to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to be used in the educational classrooms. Make sure to stop by and check it out! If you are not able to check it out in person, here is a video of Payton explaining the different items in the touch box.