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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.


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.


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.

PALA Activity Log

What Will Participants Who Complete the SCOUTStrong™ PALA Challenge Earn?

Participants may purchase a joint BSA/PALA SCOUTStrong™ PALA Challenge award patch, displayed below. These are currently available in Scout shops, as well as on (Product number 614207)

Participants may download for free a Joint BSA/PALA SCOUTStrong™ PALA Challenge achievement certificate at:

Participants may purchase a President’s Challenge PALA patch, an achievement certificate, and other products by visiting challenge/active/ and clicking on SHOP.

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