Re: Eagle question
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Mon, 6 Feb 1995 07:51:13 CDT
"Jim Miller, Jr." <jmillerjr@LSFCU.ORG> writes:
>So much editing just to ask a question raised by a Mike Walton posting
>>This continued until 1976, when I and several other national Exploring
>>officers and members met with the BSA's Exploring Committee about
>>creating a new award that ALL Explorers could earn in a similiar but
>>decidely different (no merit badges was the biggest concession,
>>because only boys could *recieve* merit badges) way.
>Does this still exist? I was under the impression that girls were
>allowed to earn Merit Badges as Explorers, just that they couldn't be
>used for rank advancement. I have a few posts in my Council that use the
>MB program for a few things (First Aid MB is great for those EMS and
>hospital Explorers out there).
This is a *really silly* policy, Jim...but:
"Female members of Explorer Posts and Ships may complete requirements
toward merit badges but may NOT be awarded merit badges or receive
merit badge certificates nor badges. The advancement program for Boy
Scouts are for *boys only*, and girls may not earn nor receive
advancement awards designed for male members of Boy Scout Troops or
Teams." (memo sent to Exploring Executives and Scout Executives,
1990, from the National Exploring Division).
This means that although a girl and a boy in an Explorer Post or Ship
works toward the First Aid merit badge, only the boy would be able to
earn/wear the Merit Badge.
I know of SEVERAL local Councils that have thumbed their collective
noses at this policy and allowed Exploring Advisors and Skippers to
pick up and allow their female members to wear earned merit badges.
However, NO advancement report was submitted and there were NO cards
issued to the female Explorers nor male Explorers unless they were
also a member of a Boy Scout Troop.
(it's all in how your Council interpretes the policy, as most things
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