5210 Highlight – Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

5210 Healthy Military Children is flourishing at Scott Air Force Base (AFB). One of the many successful programs is the 5210 Great Outdoors Challenge.

Designed and implemented in 2016 by Darla Klausner, Program Director for 5210 Healthy Military Children at Scott AFB, the 5210 Healthy Military Children Great Outdoors Challenge encourages families to stay active and reduce screen time during the summer by participating in activities in the community. Families register and take their National Park Trust Buddy Bison and 5210 Great Outdoors Challenge Passport with them all summer.

Participants earn stamps on their passport and can submit photos of their Buddy Bison while participating in activities. Both on-base and off-base businesses and units have teamed up to provide areas and activities where children and families can earn stamps. Registered families have an opportunity to win prizes, including ‘best photo’ with Buddy Bison.

For more 5210 ideas, visit us at 5210.psu.edu, or email us at 5210@psu.edu, and don’t forget to check our monthly boosters!

Picture of the 5210 Great Outdoor Challange at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois