Personal Fitness MB
Carol McFadden (mcfadden@RSO.RADSAFE.PITT.EDU)
Tue, 15 Sep 1998 13:28:03 EST5EDT
There have been so many questions asked about this MB in the past
week, none of which are easily answered. As a counselor for this
badge and since it's soon to be an Eagle-required badge, I think I'm
going to throw this in front of my district people for a roundtable
discussion. I also think that perhaps BSA needs to take a closer
look at how the requirements are written. I don't think there's
a need to change the requirements, because I think our youth
should be encouraged to attain and maintain fitness, but maybe change
the wording of the requirements so they are less ambiguous.
I've been following the discussion closely because I've not yet had a
boy who couldn't manage the badge, but I'm sure that'll change. I'd
like to thank you all for some thought-provoking questions!
> It is not only the pudgy or obese boys who can have a problem with
> completion of Personal Fitness MB. There is a boy who is just over 4 ft
> tall and might top 60 pounds soaking wet who has problems passing the
> part of requirement 7 of the flexability test. He worked with the PE
> teacher for all last school year with no progress. He can barely touch
> the ruler much less the mark for minimum reach for age.
> How long should we make him work on this?
> Should we push him to finish before 4 - 1 and tell him if he doesn't
> "Sorry you are just not Eagle material"?
> YIS - Gladys Jenner
ASM, T194, Allison Park, PA
The opinions expressed above are entirely mine, and have
nothing to do with the University of Pittsburgh.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City