Re: Merit Badge Blue Cards
hilding holroyd (blustone!pennies!hilding@UUNET.UU.NET)
Wed, 15 Feb 1995 08:01:35 EST
Regarding the processing of merit badge blue cards:
In Jersey Shore Council (NJ), it is the practice that
two (2) portions of the blue cards (applicant & troop copy)
get submitted with the advancement report. The council office
will then STAMP THE DATE on both sections of the blue card
and give them back to the troop. One section then goes to
the scout, with the white "presentation" card and one I keep
(as Advancement Chairman).
BTW, I keep these cards in a notebook with my advancement records.
I purchased plastic baseball card sheets that hold 9 cards on each page.
They work VERY well for holding these blue cards. I can also slip
in other cards and merit badges that have not been presented.
The scouts can also use them to hold their own copies. Sure beats
keeping them loose in a show box (which is what I did).
Someone also asked why send the blue cards to council. On the back of
the troop portion of the blue card is a small section at the bottom
which is the Council "recognition" area. This is the place where
our council stamps the card. As a courtesy, they also stamp the
applicant portion. I also keep my copy of the advancement report.
I have heard of very few problems with merit badges since the
council office started this practice.
Hilding W. Holroyd Advancement Chairman, Tr 250
Lakewood, NJ Jersey Shore Council
Eagle Class '68 Japeechen Lodge (Brotherhood)
"I used to be a FOX!", NE-IV-54
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