Re: Family Living MB
Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Thu, 16 Sep 1993 18:49:00 MST
Your an Eagle Scout right? What is the big deal in earning Family Living
Merit Badge as one of the remaining needed for Eagle? This will only add
more merit badges if all the scout has left is required merit badges.
Think back on the merit badges you earned when going after Eagle. Were
there any that were really HARD? Sure there may have been a few
requirments that slowed you down trying to do them (but never as much as
signaling ha, ha), but most of what you may think of hard was not hard.
You just did not want to do them As an example: who at that age likes
writing, not many! Is it really HARD to do for the average, or even below
average future Eagle? Of Course not (Unless mentally or physically imparied).
I do not have the Family Living Requirements here in front of me, but I
cannot imigine anything being in the requirements for this merit badge
which is HARD to do, other than maybe sitting down and actually doing the
I have said it before and I will repeat it again, the actual requirements
for Eagle (my opinion) are no where near as significant as the image presented
to me of someone who is willing to sit down and not only do the job, but
It only takes six months to do the requirements for Eagle once a scout has
received his Life Scout Award. The young man in question has six months
beyond this to finish his Eagle before he has to earn Family Living
Meritbadge. If all he has left to earn are the required merit badges, he
has a year to earn four merit badges. Four merit badges at summer camp for
a Life Scout should be very easy. The Eagle project he can get his
approval on and start any time after his Life Scout Board of Review.
What national is doing in my opinion is very reasonable.
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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