I think that the standard definition of the word fitness or fit needs to be looked at again. First lets look at society's definition which is as follows:
To be really strong, muscular, or otherwise built for athletic activities.Now lets look at the dictionary's definition of the word"
The state or condition of being physically sound and healthy as the result of vigirous physical activity and proper nutrtion.Obviously the standard definition is far from the truth of what being fit actually means. So lets educate our boys on what true fitness is about.
A state of general mental and physical well-being
After that I think we need to make a commitment to ourselves to be in good enough shape to enjoy all of the lovely outdoor activities that we want to participate in. Then finally after making a commitment to ourselves we need to help our youth find ways to stay fit that do not require us to break down the kid and making feel useless.
Yours in Scouting Service
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Great Alaska COuncil
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
NSJ '05 WSJ '07 Philmont AA '08