Chip wrote:The 2010 handbook indicates on page 96 and 99 that the tenderfoot physical fitness requirement has changed from a 1/4 mile run/walk to a 500 yard run/walk.
Chip wrote:However, in the advancement sign-off section on page 433, it still references a 1/4 mile. Did the requirement change?
RWSmith wrote:Yeah... what he said.
Yes. The international standard for outdoor tracks is indeed 400 meters, although many tracks in the USA are still 1/4 mile - 440 yards - 402.336 meters long. (400 meters is 437.11 yards or 0.2485 mile).FieldSports wrote:Aren't most tracks now 400 meter?
RWSmith wrote:I agree...
- 440 yards = 0.25 miles;
- 400 meters = 0.248548477 miles .... IMHO, mox nix(sic?); but,
- 500 yards = 0.284090 miles .... Eh, 60 yards is just too much of a difference.
For the very reasons mentioned above, maybe the requirement should read (next time around), "440 yards (1/4-mile) -or- 400 meters".
That way, both tracks are covered. And smtroop168, don't you dare chime in with "two furlongs!"
FieldSports wrote:Aren't most tracks now 400 meter?
John F. wrote:RWSmith wrote:And smtroop168, don't you dare chime in with "two furlongs!"
Sorry, there is only one of me.
RWSmith wrote:P.S. Does this mean that, in your Troop, your Scouts have to walk/run you twice around the track?
smtroop168 wrote:Man! I thought we were more civil than some of the "other forums" ...
Fred Johnson wrote:smtroop168 wrote:Man! I thought we were more civil than some of the "other forums" ...
Laughing. I haven't seen that. I always thought there was an excessive use of and .
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