Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Re: Personal Fitness Merit Badge
Re: Personal Fitness Merit Badge
Tue, 29 Sep 1998 15:33:53 -0400
At 08:02 PM 9/28/98 -0400, Pat Pike wrote:
>Am I the only person that thinks that making the personal fitness merit
>badge a stand alone badge is a mistake. I have some real concerns.
>I don't mean to sound like physical fitness shouldn't be an important part of
>the scouts life - it should. But I think the requirements for this badge
>the possibilities for a lot of scouts.
I have to agree with this..reading the requirements for PF as stated here
in the past weeks has put a lot of concern into my mind. There are very
many scouts who will miss that 50th percentile, no matter how hard or long
they try. I don't think that they should be singled out as second class
just because of that. How many of us adult leaders would be able to make
Rumor has it that this merit badge along with others is being updated, but
will the update be even tougher? I'll bet a dollar to a doughnut that it
I don't know if there is anything that we can do about this, but maybe if
enough of us write to national expressing the same displeasure we are
expressing on this list, maybe just maybe they will reconsider...especially
since they seem not to have published the new req's in the October mags....
Just my .02 worth
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