Bob McGwier (n4hy@CCR-P.IDA.ORG)
Fri, 9 Sep 1994 11:41:01 EDT
The date the counselor put on the applicant's copy is the final say on when
the merit badge can be used for advancement (which is what I think you are
asking). Having played Eagle advisor now to four scouts, I can tell you
they MUST keep this portion of the blue card since council offices can and
often DO make mistakes in entering these dates in their records. It can
be a truly frightening experience to say to a scout that he can't be an
Eagle because when he got Star he didn't have the merit badge he used for it.
The date on the applicant's record is what counts.
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