Re: Merit Badge Question
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Tue, 7 Sep 1993 17:04:29 EDT
I believe the MB in question was called "SOIL and Water conservation",
but I also believe that PERSONAL FITNESS was in the list in the 60's.
I can't find my old handbook, BUT I recently had my sash out to
display next to my son's at his Eagle reception. I wish I had
copies of all the old MB requirements now! It seemed like
you also had to choose some of the "electives" from certain
catagories, but I am gettinf old, and memory is the second thing to ggo.
Some of the OLDIES like PATHFINDER would have been hard enough
for army special forces people. AND HIKING!!! Man! I think we
totaled up the OLD requirements at about 100 miles, inclduing
at least one 50 miles, and several 5 mile "WARM UP's".
BUT that was back in the days when we stiched up our own wounds,
and walked ten miles to the one room school house, UP HILL, both
ways, barefoot in the snow!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City