I was reviewing the Personal Fitness Merit Badge Section on “ScoutStrong” PALA challenge and went to the page with the information:
Here’s the question: There are BSA recommended activities that are clearly contradictory to the GSS such as Karate and Kickboxing.
I fully realize the GSS speaks about Troop or Pack ran activities but someone new to the program could look at this pamphlet and set up a Physical Fitness themed event using prohibited activities.
I didn’t event see any asterisks offering any cautions which surprised me.
I’m not trying to stir up anything as most Scouters know the rulebook well enough to see this but it’s a curiosity I wanted to share as an FYI.