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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:
  1. Make ½ your plate fruits and vegetables.
  2. Choose lean sources of protein.
  3. Consume more whole grains.
  4. Consume less salt.
  5. Choose low- or no-fat dairy.
  6. Eat more seafood.
  7. Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
  8. 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.
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