Re: Merit badge question
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 5 May 1993 10:58:48 EDT
Is there any annual listing of 1) current merit badges?
and 2) publication dates of CURRENT books?
We have recently heard of a case where a scout was signed off
for a merit badge, NO LONGER available (no current badge or book)
No one told the counciler that it was no longer available!
As new merit badges such as COLLECTIONs or COLLECTING are
introduced, how should the scout find out about them?
IN my role of MB Counciler, I check for NEW MB publications
and/or requirement changes each time I visit the office.
If there is a change, I buy one new copy, and would then
make sure that any NEW scouts work on the current requirements.
Some one once told me that as long as you start on the OLDer
MB requirements, even if a new book comes out, you have up
to a year to complete the old requirements. Much like partial
MB completes. NOTE: I have no OFFICIAL Ref that confirms
the one year period, however, it would seem that some reasonable
overlap time should apply.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City