3 Doors Down will play Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree. Bassist Harrell, on the left, faces multiple charges, including vehicular homicide by intoxication.

For the second year in a row, the Boy Scouts of America have banned Scouts with a body mass index of 40% from the annual National Scout Jamboree. A BMI of over 32% is considered obese, and 40% is considered morbidly obese by the Centers for Disease Control. For Boy Scouts whose BMI range from 32 and 39.9, the Jamboree’s medical staff requires  health history, health data and a recommendation from a personal health care provider, according to the Boy Scouts’ website.

Deron Smith, director of public relations for Boy Scouts of America told CNN:

This policy is not meant to keep anyone out at all, and it’s just to make sure that they’re safe. We offer thousands of summer camp experiences (that) do not have this requirement.

Part of the Boy Scout Oath is

DUTY TO SELF: Keeping yourself physically strong means taking care of your body. Eat the right foods and build your strength. Staying mentally awake means learn all you can, be curious, and ask questions. Being morally straight means to live your life with honesty, to be clean in your speech and actions, and to be a person of strong character.

Well, surely Jamboree provides nutritious food and regular exercise, plus encouragement and fellowship for the Boy Scouts deemed morbidly obese. At any rate the BSA should be providing Jamboree entertainment that lives up to the last part of the oath, which is explained on the Boy Scouts of America’s page as meaning:

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.