BlogA Hydrated Scout is a Happy Scout

Posted on July 18, 2017 by

What color is your urine? ScoutingWire tells us that easily more than half of youth are not getting enough hydration! They list the signs of dehydration among Scouts as:

  • Dry, sticky mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Thirst
  • Dry skin
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

When you are no longer sweating, your dehydration has reached a very serious level and you are potentially experiencing heat stress which quickly grows more serious. Jamboree’s Medical Staff recommends that everyone consume enough water for their urine to be clear in color. In this heat you cannot easily consume too much water. Even when you are not thirsty please be sure to take regular drinks and use your urine color to gauge how far behind your are with your hydration. Drink more water!