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Scouts and Community Groups 2018-09-25T18:02:22+00:00

The Student Health Awareness Center at CentraState is a unique resource that can help you with the health education needs of your scouts, students, or other youth groups. Field trips to our center can be arranged at your convenience.

Scout Programs:

We offer programs to help Scouts fulfill badge requirements while learning important life lessons. Programs for Daisies, Brownies, Junior Cadettes, Girl Scouts, and Boy/Cub Scouts are offered based on their descriptions in the Scout handbooks.

Some of the requirements may need to be completed at the troop/den level. Badges are not provided by the center, but each participating Scout is awarded a specially designed Student Health Awareness Center patch. Our offerings include a nursing career exploration program for Scouts, in which they can earn a nursing exploration patch.

Community Programs:

  • Growing Up
    An introduction to the physical, social, and emotional changes that accompany puberty.
    Girls Grow Up (ages 9-12 and a parent)
    Boys Grow Up (ages 10-13 and a parent)
  • Gateway to Trouble
    Designed for parents and children in grades 5-8, this program focuses on substance abuse education and prevention. It covers the dangers of “gateway drugs,” including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, and prescription drugs.
  • Babysitting Series
    In this series, boys and girls ages 11 to 16 learn the fundamentals of caring for children, safety precautions, minor first aid skills, and how to look for a babysitting job.

Innovative Teaching and Dynamic Exhibits

The learning process in all of our programs is enhanced through the use of innovative teaching, dynamic exhibits, and instructional models. All classes are conducted by trained and experienced health educators who staff the center.

TAM, the Transparent Anatomical Mannequin, is a focal point of the center and an integral part of our programs. This clear plastic, life-sized model of a human female illuminates the various organs and systems of the body while providing verbal descriptions of each.

Scheduling a Group Visit

Groups may visit by appointment Monday through Friday during regular school hours. Times can be flexible to accommodate school schedules.

After-school programs are available upon request for Scouts and other youth groups. Appointments should be made at least two weeks in advance.

Contact Us

To learn more about the Student Health Awareness Center or to make reservations, please call 732.308.1850.