Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Old topic - Physical Fitness
Re: Old topic - Physical Fitness
Fri, 26 Feb 1999 10:00:21 -0500
Donald Scruggs wrote:
> The really sad part is that it has NOTHING to do with
> fitness. A malnourished, never exercised, 16 year old who smokes
> and drinks AND happens by the luck of genetics to be an ectomorph
> will pass these requirements with ease. An all-american high school
> offensive lineman who is in top notch physical shape AND happens by
> the luck of genetics to be an endomorph has literally no chance to
> pass these requirements. The organization that wrote these standards
> (AAPHERD) in 1980 abandoned them as obselete and unworkable ten years
I like standards. Work with them everyday. They level the playing
field, keep the competition fair, can be used to verify performance, are
a means to ensure quality....
Are you suggesting that there be no standards?
Are you suggesting an alternate, objective standard?
What do you have in mind?
Advisor Crew 486
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