Re: Blue Cards (was Merit Badges)
August Treubig (atreubi@CCTUADMIN3.ENTERGY.COM)
Wed, 14 Sep 1994 14:20:57 +0600
Blue Cards vs Green Sheets, etc......
It all comes down to this..... When you turn in an Eagle Application and
the Council cannot find one of your or some other (The boy transfered in,
etc) green sheet, what proof do you or the boy have that he completed all
21 merit badges like you claim he did.
Your advancement people and the boy need to have a copy of whatever
documentation is available (Blue Card, Sign off sheet, etc) that says
he completed the MB.
Those Blue Cards, etc are the REAL proof that the Scout earned the MB.
EVERYTHING ELSE IS A COPY..........
I spent 2 days last month praying that my council would be able find all
of my son's records for his Eagle. They did (one Troop). The only transfer
was from the troop to the Exporer Post. If there had been a problem, the
present SM of the Troop has the records turned over to him by the previous
advancement chairman. My questions were whether things were still there
from 1988. I was in charge of advancement from 1989 to 1991 in the Troop.
I had good records for that time. I just wasn't that sure about from 1992
to 1993. My only feeling of goodness was that there were 2 other Eagles
processed for the Troop in the previous 2 years and there were no problems.
I have a friend who's Troop is processing an Eagle App for one of their boys
who has merit badges from Trans-Atlantic Council.
Everything was fine for my son, but the whole thing brought home the IMPORTANCE
of EXACT, DETAIL record keeping needed by the UNIT. Don't assume that the
boy or his parents will do it. I know that I did not do it for my own son.
FILE everything, and NEVER throw ANYTHING for ANYONE away....
August Treubig Brotherhood Member
Advisor, Explorer Post 679 Chilantakoba Lodge # 397
Former ASM & CC Troop 796 Advisor to Scribe & Publications
New Orleans Area Council internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
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