"If you exceed the maximum weight for height as explained on this page and your planned high-adventure activity will take you more than 30 minutes away from an emergency vehicle accessible roadway, you will not be allowed to participate."

- Annual BSA Health and Medical Record Part C

"Be Prepared to Take the Challenge"

The Boy Scouts of America have partnered with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition to present the "ScoutStrong" program. Through joining with the President's Active Lifestyle Award (PALA), this program integrates exercise with healthy lifestyle choices in an effort to bring about positive life changes, and an increased awareness of the significance of lifestyle choices in contributing to an overall health and fitness of Scouts and Scouters of all ages.

To become involved and earn the ScoutStrong/PALA Challenge Award, each participant is required to meet a daily fitness goal, at least five days a week, for six weeks. Participants track their progress by logging the activities that they complete on a daily basis, and tracking their healthy eating goals on a weekly basis. The tracking is completed on-line through the PALA website.

No matter what activity Scouts and Scouters of all ages choose to engage in, the results will be the same - healthier, more physically prepared Scouts and Scouters, who are more ready to meet the challenges of the Scouting program, as well as living healthier, more active lives.

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