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Girl Scouts: Get Up & Get Moving Patch

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for Girl Scouts to learn more about the importance of being active through self-completion of the Rady Children’s Get Up and Get Moving Patch.

Who: Brownies-Ambassadors

What: Rady Children’s Get Up and Get Moving Patch

When: Self-Guided Patch Program Link to Activities

Where: 3020 Children’s Way, MC5010, San Diego, CA 92123

Cost: Patches are free with completion of age-appropriate activities.  

Contact: For more information or to receive a patch, contact Julie Purdy, at  or 858-966-5408

The Facts

Physical activity is important for everyone! It can reduce the risk of some diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. It also helps keep our bodies at a healthy weight. When we exercise, our breathing increases and our heart starts pumping more oxygen-filled blood to our muscles. The increased blood flow also benefits our brain, allowing it to almost immediately function better. Most people are more focused after exercise of any kind. Because of this, exercise helps prevent and treat depression. Physical exercise changes the level of serotonin in the brain by increasing the levels of the “feel good” hormones, or endorphins. Endorphins are well-known for their role in mood control.

There are many reasons why exercise is important for children and young adults. According to the American Council on Exercise, 15% of all kids ages 6-19 years are obese. Physical activity will help prevent you from becoming obese and can help with losing weight, if this is something you need to do. Habits you learn now can stay with you for your lifetime! By spending extra time on the playground or participating in a sport, you should be able to focus better at school and feel happier.


To complete this patch, download the document below to view the necessary activities required for completion.