Re: New Merit Badges
JOAN E. UPHAM (UPHAMJE@SNYPOTVA.BITNET)
Thu, 23 Dec 1993 14:51:00 EDT
Right on, George! In addition to Math, Physics, and Jungle Survival,
we also need a computer MB which does not require programming but
homes in on usage of machines and software and keyboard techniques.
One thing the Girl Scouts had when I was in (eons ago) was a "blank"
badge...one which the girl and her leader could plan, right the
requirements for and earn! It recognized that there were areas which
were NOT covered by the merit badges in the book and that I girl might
want to explore. This was not an "easy" badge...they usually worked
out to be much harder and more involved than the written ones.
I would like to see BSA institute a "blank" badge...it would allow
for expanded exploration through merit badges without making it
necessary for BSA to figure them out and write them.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City