Re: Training Award Requirements Question
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 6 May 1993 11:57:20 CDT
> For the record we are all trained here. I might even do WB this fall.
--Don't hesitate -- WB can, if you approach it with the proper attitude -- help
you in every part of your life. I strongly recommend it!
> This is not a problem for us. My troop is in a "well off" area. None of the
> kids are rich, but 1.85 for a book is not a problem. The problem is us having
> to do it. ----stuff deleted --
- Also keep in mind that national generally only rewrites 1-4 badges annually -
and they are always noted in our Scouting. Not too hard to keep up to date --
once a unit has a full library of MB books.
> But, doesn't each scout HAVE to go with a BUDDY? I know the boy doesn't have
> to have his buddy work on the badge, but this happens. My problem is getting
> the boys to actually call the counselor!!!
---Yep -- the Youth Protection policies we have installed in the last few years
change alot -- however - as of today, there must be two boys, or his parent
must be with him. I have never seen a scout without his parent and my adult
son in attendance near by.
All in my troop are convinced that the
> path to eagle requires (1) evidence of ability to earn badges in the winter
> as well as at summer camp, (2) a wide variety of counselors, not all signed
> by a few cI am getting a lot of presure to register as a 42 so I can sign
> as counselor -- I probably will, but I like them going to others), (3) ability
> to earn badges on their own as well as in group situations, (4) not being
> content at getting the bare 21, (5) doing the badge at their best level and
> looking for the easy way every time.
> We as a troop will offer four or five MBs over the course of a year in the
regular troop meetings. However, it is current troop policy that we will never
> do a eagle required merit badge in troop meeting time. We bring in counselors
> to the meetings and allow the boys to work on the merit badge, so between 11
> d 18 a scout could maybe get 8x5=40 badges, but if he wants to be Star, Life,
> or Eagle, he must go out and get these on his own (with my help of course).
> Summer camp doesn't offer them all by far, so this becomes the ultimate
> test of a boys ability to advance past First Class.
-- the above is a very successful way for each boy to succeed. Thanks too for
remembering that we are trying to teach these boys to be able to fact the
unkown (in this case counselors) and be able to communicate and work with
everyone they need to work with, and whenever.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City