Investiture Achievement/Companion/Health and Fitness

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Companion/Health and Fitness



Requirement 1a

Learn the value of temperance by:
a. Memorize and sign the Temperance Pledge.


Note 1: Requirements 1a, 1b, and 1c of the Companion class Health and Fitness section also meet requirements #1, #2 and #7 of the Temperance honor. Why not complete the rest of the requirements and earn the honor while you're at it?

Note 2: Teaching Requirements 1a-c meets Health and Fitness Requirement 1 for the Guide class. Before teaching these Requirements to a group of Companions, you should coordinate with the Guide unit's counselor.

The Temperance Pledge reads as follows:


Requirement 1b

Memorizing two of the following Bible texts:

  • Romans 12:1, 2;
  • 1 Cor. 10:31;
  • Prov. 20:1;
  • 3 John 1:2.



Romans 12:1,2 (NKJV)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.


1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV)
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.


Proverbs 20:1 (NKJV)
Wine is a mocker,

Strong drink is a brawler, And whoever is led astray by it is not wise.


3 John 1:2 (NKJV)
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.


Requirement 1c

Discuss all the following situations and roleplay one:

  • Your best friend asks you to try a cigarette;
  • An older relative offers you a drink of beer;
  • The smoke from a stranger’s cigarette is bothering you.



This activity can be done during Sabbath School, during a club meeting, or anytime you and a few friends have some free time together. It's best to do this with a small group (3-8 people) so that everyone gets a chance to participate and no one is overwhelmed with making a "public performance." Small groups are also more conducive to drawing participation from shy people as it is a less threatening situation.

Try to make each scenario as realistic as possible. A completely unbelievable depiction of the situation or one that seems purely hypothetical is far less likely be recalled when the Pathfinder actually finds himself in a similar situation.

  • The "classmate" who asks you to sell you marijuana may be one of the Pathfinder's close friends rather than some strange kid he's never spoken to before. Attach the name of a person he knows and likes to that classmate. Also, you might introduce other complicating factors such as the Pathfinder's special need for some extra money. When the Pathfinder refuses, try to convince him that it'll only be this one time. When that fails, add the threat of a hypothetical blackmail - I'd hate to see that picture of you playing in your kid sister's wading pool show up on Facebook tomorrow".
  • Ask who the best friend is before letting the Pathfinder know the scenario of "your best friend asks you to try a cigarette." You may also wish to add that the person upon whom the Pathfinder has had a crush since the second grade is there watching and urging the Pathfinder to smoke.
  • Make the party situation a little more desperate before revealing that the friend is drunk. For instance, "this friend is the only person there you know who can drive." Or perhaps "it's past your curfew and your Dad is going to kill you when you call him after he's gone to bed. He has to get up at 4:30 am tomorrow!" It is almost always the complicating factors that lead to poor judgment in situations like this.


Requirement 2

Earn the Basic First Aid Honor.



This Wiki has a page with instructions and tips for earning the First Aid, Basic honor.


Requirement 3

Complete the Basic Water Safety Honor OR Beginner Swimming Honor, if not previously earned.



The requirements, as well as instructions and tips for teaching the Basic Water Safety and Swimming - Beginner honors can be found in the Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book.


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Requirement 4

Complete Companion requirements.



You must complete the requirements listed above this one on the current page.

Requirement 5

Participate in a lifestyle fitness program for your age such as:

  • President’s Challenge Active Lifestyle Program
  • Live Healthy Bermuda Kids
  • Or similar program



The President's Challenge Active Lifestyle Program is a program designed to bring a person's physical activity and dietary habits into a healthy balance. Visit their website to sign up.

Live Healthy Bermuda is related to Live Healthy America. They sponsor a 10 week Wellness Challenge and other programs.

In Canada the http://www.participaction.com/ ParticipACTION Teen Challenge would be an appropriate program.

The President's Challenge offers several alternative programs. The Presidential Youth Fitness Program (which measures improvement for students in grades 4-12) or the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) which requires:

Kids and teens (that’s anyone between 6 and 17 years), your goals are:

Physical activity. You need to be active 60 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks. As an alternative, you can count your daily activity steps using a pedometer (goal: 12,000).

Healthy eating. Each week, you’ll also focus on a healthy eating goal. There are eight to choose from, and each week you will add a new goal while continuing with your previous goals. By the end of the six weeks, you’ll be giving your body more of the good stuff it needs.

Adults (that’s anyone aged 18 and older), your goals are:

Physical activity. You need to be active 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks. As an alternative, you can count your daily activity steps using a pedometer (goal: 8,500).

Healthy eating. Each week, you’ll also focus on a healthy eating goal. There are eight to choose from, and each week you will add a new goal while continuing with your previous goals. By the end of the six weeks, you’ll be giving your body more of the good stuff it needs.

Note that this is a Health and Fitness requirement for all advanced class levels, so it would be best to coordinate participation as a group.