Collections Merit Badge
Dr. Steven C. Myers (R1SCM@AKRONVM.BITNET)
Thu, 6 May 1993 00:30:14 EDT
Don Izard mentioned new badges such as the Collections MB. We have already
done this one in my troop and the boys had a blast. One said best two meetings
ever. A scout patch/book/pin collector brought in his wares, I brought in
my patches and neckerchiefs and the boys ooed and aahed. Scouts brought in
their collections too. Every boy collects stuff. I was staggered by what
they knew. Want to know the grading of a comic book and its current value
- just ask any of 3 or 4 boys in my troop. Even the counselor was amazed.
He was ready to sign off nearly everyone the first night, but held back because
some boys were not there and we had scheduled three nights. The third night
was not held. Three boys with partials need only to "write" their essay.
That is the only requirement they complained about.
Do this one with your troop, or set up a one-day session -- the boys will love
steve myers, SM troop 1
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City