Re: Scouts: MB Advice
Hilding Holroyd (hilding@CATFISH.OCPT.CCUR.COM)
Tue, 21 Sep 1993 11:00:15 -0500
Jimmy Sheldon a.k.a Boy Scout writes:
> I was wondering: which MB should I earn first. I am currently a tenderfoot,
> needing a scoutmaster conference and a board of review for second class.
> 1. Family Life
> 2. Auto Mechanics
> 3. First Aid
> 4. Citizenship in the Community
> 5. Citizenship in the Nation
> 6. Reading
> 7. Medicine
> Thanx for any help,
You do not supply your age or grade in school and to me those items are
important for they tell me a bit about what you have learned there.
However, here are my recommendations:
1) FIRST AID - this is required for Eagle and it used to be required for
First Class. You can attend Red Cross courses or get it
quite easily at camp. Your Scoutmaster could also bring
an instructor into your troop meetings.
2) FAMILY LIFE - no reason not to start this one
3) READING & SCHOLARSHIP - if you are interested (and grades are good
enough for Scholarship)
4) anything for which you have an interest. You mention 2 which I think
would be quite hard for a young scout (Medicine & Auto Mech.) but if
you want them - go for it.
5) Work on the Citizenships when you have covered the same material in
school. This will make them VERY easy for you. You should have most of
the material for all 3 by the time you finish 8th grade.
The MB program is totally your own choice, that is except for those
few required badges [which is why I say get First Aid & Family Life
right away]. If you have an interest, then that is the badge you work on.
My first few were Dog Care (I had a new dog when I was in 6th grade), Reading
(I'm still a very avid reader), First Aid (Red Cross course for the troop).
I was also the first in my troop to earn Space Exploration (so many years
ago) and I even earned First Aid to Animals for which there was not an
embroidered patch. Bottom line is work on whatever you want.
Good luck to you (anyone else have any other ideas?)
Hilding Holroyd Eagle Class '68
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