Re: Some Scouting Questions -Reply
Bruce C Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri Jun 05 06:11:52 1998
I'll only address myself to questions 7 & 10. It has been national policy
for some years now to discourage registration in multiple OA lodges. Pick
one of the lodges, be active in it, and wear its flap.
As for the Medal of Merit, it is not an earned recognition, but rather a
nominated recognition. It is given for a noteworthy (usually heroic) act
that makes use of skills learned as a Scout or Scout leader. There is
little or no personal risk of life associated with the act, but may involve
saving or attempting to save the life of another. A form is available from
your council office that outlines the specific criteria. The person being
nominated is not involved in the nomination process and the nominator is
strongly discouraged from discussing the nomination with the nominee. The
nomination goes to the council Advancement Committee and, if they concur
with it (after due investigation), it is forwarded on to the National
office for consideration. If National concurs, the award is sent to the
local council for presentation at an appropriate occasion. Sea Explorer
Mike Meredith of Ship 1009 of Bowie, Maryland received the Medal of Merit
at our area regatta over Memorial Day weekend.
Skipper, SSS Columbia Ranger
Columbia, Maryland USA
>>> Craig Bond <email@example.com> 4 June 1998 5:08 pm >>>
At 02:45 PM 6/4/98 CDT, you wrote:
>1) What does a "Instructor" do?
>2) What does a "muscian" do?
>3) what does a chaplain's aide do?
>4)What does a "venture crew chief" do?
Those are all outlined in a Boy Scout Handbook. I'd suggest studying that.
>5) What is the "Explorer Officer's Association"?
A council-wide organization that plans and organizes activities for
Explorers in that council.
>6)How do you become known as an "Distinguished Eagle Scout"?
a. become an Eagle
b. lead a distinguished life for a *minimum* of 25 years
c. get nominated by someone (the award seeks the man; the man does not
seek the award)
>7) If you are a boy scout and OA member in one council (Council 1) and
>you are an explorer in another council (council 2). Which OA flap would
>you wear, the OA flap from counci 1 or council2??
You should only be registered in the council in which you reside, so this
is a moot question.
>8) Is there a maximum ammount of silver eagle plams you can earn?
This is an algebra question. You would earn one each fifteen merit badges
(and related requirements) past Eagle, until you run out of merit badges
>9)What are any new merit badges (besides Law Enforcement, Climbing, and
>archeology) that the National council is thinking of putting out?
I don't have an answer here.
>10) Exactly what would you have to do to earn the meadal of merit,
>(please give me an example)
I'd suggest you direct this question to the editor of Boys' Life. A good
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