Re: Merit Badge Question
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Wed, 8 Sep 1993 22:39:28 -0400
Don Izard <IZARD%UBVM.BITNET@PSUVM.PSU.EDU> writes:
> 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.
I guess I'll have to get my old handbook (7th ed., 6th printing, 1966)
and see what the requirements were when I earned my Eagle:
1. Earn a total of 21 merit badges, including the following that are
required: Camping, Cooking, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in
the Nation, Nature, Soil & Water Conservation*, Personal Fitness, First
Aid, Swimming, Lifesaving, and Safety.
*Conservation of Natural Resources will be the required merit badge
after December 1, 1967.
You also commented on the requirements for Hiking Merit Badge. From
#3380 (c) 1962:
1. Explain and demonstrate where possible the main points of good
hiking practices, including care of feet and toenails and blister
treatment, type of clothing, foot gear and stockings or socks, proper
method of walking both with and without a pack and safety precautions as
to road travel, safe drinking water and cooking fires.
2. Submit a written plan for a ten mile hike, including map route,
clothing and equipment list, and list of ingredients for a trail lunch.
3. Take five hikes of ten continuous miles each, on five separate days.
4. After sufficient training and hiking practice, take a hike of twenty
continuous miles in one day.
5. Within a month of the final hike and after completion of all six
hikes, submit a report of each of the six hikes. containing dates, routes
traveled, weather conditions, and any interesting things you observed.
Yours in Scouting,
Dave Hultberg KA3UZR | email@example.com
Fidonet: 1:270/101.28 | Asst Scoutmaster, Troop 196, Keystone Area Council
Brotherhood Member Susquehannock Lodge 11 \/\/ \/\/ \/\/ | ASTA
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