New health requirements keep some Boy Scouts from Jamboree

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WEST VIRGINIA (FOX NEWS) - The Boy Scouts of America is holding its national jamboree in West Virginia this week and new health requirements kept obese scouts from participating.

The event is being called the most physically demanding ever, with rock climbing, biking and rappelling.

The group set a requirement that participants with a body mass index of 40 could not take part.  Those with a bmi between 32 and 39 point 9 had to provide extra health information.

A scouting official says the fitness requirement has motivated kids and adults to get serious about improving their health.

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