JeffreyScott: By excluding overweight scouts they are excluding those would arguably get the most benefit out of a 10 day camp that is set up to require a lot of walking.
profplump: Putting parents in jail would at least acknowledge some of the responsibility, but it's still gonna leave us with with fat 12-year-olds.
abhorrent1: the parents should go to jail.
hogans: This is good for a start. Now they need to do the same for the High Adventure areas like Philmont.
DubtodaIll: In that being "physically strong" is in the scout oath, I don't have a problem with this. I actually applaud it.
vudukungfu: DubtodaIll: In that being "physically strong" is in the scout oath, I don't have a problem with this. I actually applaud it.this
KawaiiNot: Join Boy Scouts** Gays, atheists and overweight need not apply. Stay tuned for more restrictions coming soon!
penthesilea: They don't allow them to use knives or start campfires.
Needless2say: It strikes me as odd that "Cardio" now ranks above "Character" & "Citizenship".
Girion47: TFerWannaBe: The theme is health and fitness . . . so they're turning away the scouts that need it most. It makes sense from a liability standpoint, but they probably could have been more accommodating and actually helped these kids out.The scouts being turned away have serious medical issues if they're at 40+ BMI. That's something they wouldn't have the medical staff or response time available to handle in this rural place.
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: DubtodaIll: In that being "physically strong" is in the scout oath, I don't have a problem with this. I actually applaud it.I think the problem is that society fails them at almost every level, leading to the obesity epidemic, and then to exclude them from a fun event for what is a structural problem, not an individual one, seems unnecessarily punitive.
Another Government Employee: Eh, nothing new really. They are just putting in High Adventure (Philmont or Northern Tier) fitness requirements. It won't be a struggle for most older scouts.
MooseUpNorth: Wow. The Mormon-led BSA just _have_ to discriminate against someone, don't they?
I sound fat: I was never over that BMI in scouts, but I sure as hell was fat enough that I simply would have not wanted to participate in the activity they are speaking of./ im pretty sure the only people biatching will be the fat scout's parents.
TFerWannaBe: The theme is health and fitness . . . so they're turning away the scouts that need it most. It makes sense from a liability standpoint, but they probably could have been more accommodating and actually helped these kids out.
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