Re: New Eagle Reqs ?? (was Back from Philmont)
Dr. Steven C. Myers (R1SCM@AKRONVM.BITNET)
Thu, 24 Jun 1993 13:14:24 EDT
On Thu, 24 Jun 1993 09:26:10 EDT Fred Rogers said:
>On Thu, 24 Jun 1993 09:06:02 EDT, Bob Haar <rhaar@ALBERT.CS.GMR.COM> writes:
>> And is there any kind of "grandfather clause" for scouts
>> already working on their Eagle?
>Generally, there is some period allowed for the change-over to take
>place. My guess (and this is ONLY a guess) is that the new
>requirements would go into effect at the beginning of 1994. The
>"Family Life" merit badge is not difficult but does cover some very
I just had to respond to this. Last night I was reading mail very late
since I had just got in from my son's pre-ordeal ceremony at camp, when
I came across Jon's message from Philmont about Family Life. As soon
as I read it, I burst out loud in laughter and ran up stairs to wake
up my wife. She joined me in much laughter as well. Now, you might
ask why is this new Eagle requirement so funny? OK, lets go back to
March when my wife comes to the troop meeting to begin the FAmily Life
merit badge -- she is the registered councelor. As Fred says the badge
is easy, so we planned one meeting with the entire troop and then
told the boys to turn in their paperwork to Mrs. Myers when done and
she would have a final conference with them at that time. Much of the
paperwork is required (job chart for 90 days ....). Well not one scout
has begun much less finished and my own son (read this as son of MB
counselor) has publically declaired he will never finish the badge.
However he is very interested in eagle, so I can not wait for a
tender moment tonight when he has received his arrow in the OA and
I will lean over to him, tell him how proud I am of him and softly
ask "Hey guess what the new Eagle required MB is going to be?"
I love this job.
Steve Myers, Scoutmaster Troop 1
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City