Re: Training Award Requirements Question
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Tue, 4 May 1993 14:48:12 CST
On Tue, 4 May 1993 15:31:35 EDT Dr. Steven C. Myers said:
>ON Tue, 4 May 1993 11:57:15 CDT Kathie Cerveny said:
---some deletions to here ----- >-troops should provide the scout
>> with a current merit badge booklet upon the SM signing the MB card.
>And just how might this be accomplished? We do not have a complete library,
>and most of the books we have are out of date. Do we charge the kid and then
>go buy the book for them, or do we need to carry inventory tying up troop
>resources? Shouldn't the boy go buy his own? I'm sorry, but I'm not sure I
>want to run a troop trading post. Maybe I'm all wet, but this can be a major
>Anyone got a better way?
I'm not sure it is a better way but in my old troop if the troop did not have
a current copy of the merit badge pamphlet, the Scout could purchase it and
when he was finished, the troop would buy it from him for their library--no
duplicates were purchased--the onus was on the Scout to make sure the book
he bought was later than the troop library one. For years we stored the
previous editions--then one day they were gone!!!
This works fine if the pamphlets are readily available in your community.
In our last two locations we have not lived in the community where the
headquarters was located and the local supplier did not stock much. I
really did like living in the Twin Cities--two council HQs, a separate
Scout Shop (FULLY stocked), and several local suppliers (fair stock).
I once tried to mail order from the council office. They ignored my
request that they be sure it was the current edition and just sent their
latest edition which was two editions out of date. On top of that, to
save postage, one DE took it to a meeting where another DE would be and
my DE drove to the second DE's home to pick it up and deliver it to me.
Everyone collected mileage!!
If Kathie can cite page and line where it says the troop should provide
the MB pamphlets for the boys, I would like to know where it is. As far
as I know, it is the boy's responsibility.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City