The ScoutStrong/PALA Challenge

If you exceed the maximum weight for height as explained on this page and your planned high-adventure activity will take you more than 30 minutes away from an emergency vehicle accessible roadway, you will not be allowed to participate.

- Annual BSA Health and Medical Record Part C

Be Prepared to Take the Challenge

The Boy Scouts of America have now partnered with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition to present the ScoutStrong program. Through the joining with the Presidents Active Lifestyle Award (PALA), this program integrates exercise with healthy lifestyle changes in an effort to bring about positive life changes, and an increased awareness of the significance of everyday lifestyle choices in contributing to an overall health and fitness of Scouts and Scouters of all ages.

This program is for everyone associated with the Boy Scouts of America: Scouts, Venturers, Parents, Volunteers, Commissioners, Council Staff, Board Members, Friends of Scouting, and even BSA Alumni.

To become involved and earn the ScoutStrong/PALA Challenge Award, each participant must meet a daily goal of activity and fitness, at least five days a week, for six of eight weeks. Fulfillment of your individual goals will result in earning the ScoutStrong award.

Participants track their progress by entering the activities that they complete, and their healthy eating goals on a weekly basis. The tracking is completed on-line through the PALA website.

No matter what activity participants engage in, the results will be the same: healthier Scouts and Scouters, who are more physically prepared to meet the challenges of the Scouting program, as well as living healthier, more active lives.

ScoutStrong overview

ScoutStrong/PALA Challenge Award

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