Walking the Walk with Tico Perez

Tico Perez
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Tico Perez

BSA Volunteer
Orlando, Florida

Years With Scouting

From my joining as a boy I have over 40 years in Scouting.

Favorite Physical Activities:

I have been exercising pretty regularly lately and I must admit that my favorite activities tend to be any allow me to be outdoors.

About Me

My name is Tico Perez and I am currently serving as National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America. I am an attorney and consultant in private practice. I am also both a political analyst for the local Orlando TV stations as well as a talk-radio host.

Why the BSA Walk-the-Walk Activity Challenge Is Important to Me

While we all are aware that healthy living, fitness, and overall wellness have always been part of Scouting’s history (… to keep myself physically strong …), if we are honest with ourselves we realize that there is room for improvement within our organization. I have committed myself to leading a healthier lifestyle and I think that this “Walk-The-Walk” Activity Challenge is a great way for us Scouting Leaders to lead by example.

Something Interesting About Me

When I was in college at the University of Central Florida I volunteered with the local Oviedo Fire Department. I credit this spirit of volunteerism I have with my upbringing in the Boy Scouts of America.

My Blog: Weeks 1-4

Hey Guys!

Sorry for the slow start with my blogging but I’ve been pretty busy as you might have expected. But believe me I have been very active every day. My typical regimen includes 1 hour of weight lifting and stomach/core work and one hour of cardio - either treadmill up a hill, crosstrainer or bike. On Tuesday and Thursday’s I’m boxing for 1 hour with my trainer, typically 15 minutes of bag work and 40 minutes of sparring.

The unique thing for the week of June 12 - 18 was that I was at Philmont at the Training center, so all I did there was walk/hike around the place. I tried (and did) to get 1 1/2 hours of walking in each day.

I was at the beach for the 4th weekend, but the workouts remained the same - we have a gym over there as well - I did a lot of walking on the beach!

As you know I have set the goal to have the BMI required for the Summit - without additional medical review - a BMI of 32. I started with a BMI of 49.5 and needed to lose 125 lbs to get there. I'm currently at a BMI of 38, and need to lose only 55 more pounds to make the goal. We will get there, and stay there through the Jamboree at the Summit!