Family Living MB
Bruce Madsen (bmadsen@DSD.ES.COM)
Fri, 17 Sep 1993 09:58:57 MDT
> > 1. Does this now mean that it will be 12 required and 9 elective
> > badges for Eagle, or has there been some other juggling done
> > elsewhere?
> Yes, exactly.
Good to know. Thanks for the info.
> > 2. For Star and Life candidates today, does Family Life count
> > as one of the 4 or one of the 7 required Eagle badges,
> > or won't it "count" as an Eagle badge for these ranks
> > until next September?
> Stan and everyone else trying to get a "jump" on the new requirements:
> Family Life is STILL PRESENTLY OPTIONAL for Eagle. It won't mean a
> thing to Eagle Boards of Review nor to the National Court of Honor
> right now....but if *I* was a Scoutmaster, I would recommend to my
> Eagle (and Life) candidates, that they seek Family Life as one of
> those "optional" badges. The badge is a snap for most guys to earn;
> the requirements and reasoning makes sence in today's society; and if
> that helps him get one step closer to Eagle than before, all the
> better for it!
I'd like a little more clarification, please. I have an almost
12-year-old Scout (we're LDS, so that makes him a _Blazer Scout_), and
he's doing great in scouts (which pleases me, since I just finished 3
years as Scoutmaster ;^). We discussed the FL merit badge, and since
he won't be an Eagle prior to 9/1/94, he decided that he might as well
start working on it now (since all of the requirements seem to be well
within his range of capabilities, whereas some of the other required
ones are a little too tough for him to work on right now). Can he use
FL as one of the required MBs for Star (or Life) between now and next
September? My understanding (hope?) was that the next year was a
"grandfathering" time (to use a term I saw in another message), where
one could use it as a required MB (and thus apply it to the list of
requires needed for Star or Life), but didn't have to if he was close
to finishing his Eagle requirements, but that one _had_ to use it
BTW, I *gotta* know: what does _Settummanque_ mean, and how does one
pronounce it?? ;^)
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P.S. -- Sorry, but I've *got* to tell someone: I was awarded my
Woodbadge beads a couple of weeks ago! 3 in my patrol (Bear) were
awarded at the same time (our patrol has now provided 3 of the 7
completions in our troop so far (we completed the training phase a
year ago)). I was also award the "Scoutmaster Award of Merit" by our
Troop Committee chairmen last Wednesday night in our Troop's Court of
Honor! I'm psyched!
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