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TODAY is a perfect time to DO YOUR BEST at staying fit!

This challenge is for anyone, from students to seniors, but it’s geared towards everyone associated with Scouting.  Not a scout? Join Us!  Your family, friends and neighbors can join you in this fun & healthy adventure!

How Does the SCOUTStrong™ PALA Challenge Work?


  • To earn the SCOUTStrong™ PALA Challenge award, a participant is required to meet a daily activity goal of 30 minutes per day for adults and 60 minutes a day for kids under 18 for at least five days a week, for a total of six weeks. Participants can take up to eight weeks to complete the program.

  • The participants pick their activities and strive to reach their goals, logging their physical activity along the way.

  • More than 100 indoor and outdoor activities count toward the daily requirement, including walking, running, aerobics, gardening, and canoeing, as long as major muscle groups are engaged at a moderate to vigorous activity level.

  • Also, each week the participants will focus on a healthy eating goal.

  • Each week participants should add a new goal while continuing with their previous goals.

    • Make ½ your plate fruits and vegetables. ​

    • Choose lean sources of protein.

    • Consume more whole grains. (Consume less salt.)

    • Choose low- or no-fat dairy.

    • Eat more seafood.

    • Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

    • Eat smaller portions

Starting the SCOUTStrong™ PALA Challenge will help participants:

  • Commit to daily physical activity—and stick with it.

  • Commit to making healthier food choices—one goal at a time.

  • Set realistic goals to encourage fitness and healthy eating habits for a lifetime.

  • Track their progress with either a paper Personal Activity Log (PDF) or by accessing the Online Activity Tracker after creating an individual account.

How do I get started with the SCOUTStrong™ PALA Challenge?


Participants can enroll and track their progress either online with a free Online Activity Tracker or on a paper Active Lifestyle Activity Log. ONLINE:

  • Begin by visiting

  • Use the appropriate dropdown menu to pick the state that the council/organization he or she wants to be affiliated with is located in.

  • Use the appropriate dropdown menu to pick the council/ organization with which he or she wants to be affiliated.


  • The participant should now be at the PALA page of the affiliated council/organization.

  • They should click CREATE AN ACCOUNT.

  • Complete the required fields and click REGISTER.

  • Participants will now arrive on their activity tracker home page, which they will see each time they log into their account. From this screen, they can track their activities, join a group, see their award progress, and adjust their account preferences.

  • Upon completion of the six-week program, participants will receive a congratulatory email from the President’s Challenge. Participants should print and submit this email to their Scout leader.

  • ON PAPER: Participants will need to have a SCOUTStrong™ PALA Activity Log. These can be downloaded for free at

  • Track daily activity using the SCOUTStrong™ PALA Activity Log.

  • Upon completion of the six-week program, participants should self-certify the results on their Active Lifestyle Activity Log and submit it to their Scout leader.


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