Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Old topic - Physical Fitness
Re: Old topic - Physical Fitness
John and Bernadette Curry
Fri, 26 Feb 1999 11:24:49 -0500
<SNIP from Rich Locke>
Are you suggesting an alternate, objective standard?
I would prefer to see the requirements be EITHER set goals which must be met
(or exceeded) OR show improvement in the areas of anaerobic and aerobic
An EITHER/OR requirement allows for that small percentage of the population
that is already at peak conditioning and for whom improvement would be
measured in fractions of seconds or ones and twos.
An EITHER/OR requirement allows for the sedentary to work toward a fitness
goal and perhaps discover that an exercise regime may/can/should be a part
of their everyday life.
Isn't a merit badge supposed to expose a Scout to a pursuit that can last a