Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Personal Fitness Merit Badge
Re: Personal Fitness Merit Badge
Mon, 5 Oct 1998 09:44:31 -0700
On Sat, 3 Oct 1998, Donald Scruggs wrote:
> This is NOT a flame. I absolutely love the outdor emphasis.
> Personal Fitness, however is not an outdoor badge. Furthermore I
> would argue that there is NO OTHER BADGE that BY DEFINITION excludes
> 50% of all young men from earning it. Also with the addition of this
> badge as a stand alone there is a large segment of young men who are
> completely unable to earn it. I have a seven year old nephew who is
> now a bear cub scout. He will never be an eagle. He would have every
> opportunity but for this change. He now has no possibility of earning
Don thank you for not flaming......
a few points if i might... I miss stated if youthough that I meant
that Per Fit is an outdoor badge... though I will do damned if I allow
my son to run a mile in his bedroom... no I was simply saying that I
thought that the BSA prgram should take a look at it roots and possibly
back-up a bit....
I took my son to a trade-o-ree this weekend.. he is one of those ****
patch traders.. but runign there in a room was a 1940-50s film about
Baden-Powell ///his life and goals... I dont think he would
recognize the program today.....
Insofar as your 7 year old nephew... i can nto tell from the post if he
has an actual malady but I hate to think you are making assessments at 7
about what he might be able to accomplish at 17.....
there was a post early which I thought was excellent... the one that
used the idea of a cheer "were in the top 50%" if you can find it
read it again.....
troop 47 foster city too...