Discontinued Merit Badges
Gregory Benesh (BENESHG@BAYLOR.EDU)
Fri, 7 Jul 1995 16:37:29 -0500
Has anyone yet seen a list of merit badges to be discontinued as of
Sept 1, 1995? I picked up the information at Philmont, and confirmed
it with a call to national. They are:
Botany, Bee Keeping, Consumer Buying, General Science, Machinery,
Masonry, and Metals Engineering.
Personally, I really hate seeing General Science eliminated. It was a
difficult merit badge to earn--but it exposed Scouts to a lot of science
On another topic: (in response to Michael Bowman) I know of no general
BSA policy forbidding patch trading between youth and adults. There was
a restriction at the '93 Jambo, but I don't believe it ever became a
general policy. Am I mistaken?
Greg Benesh Dist. Comm., Teha Lanna District, Heart O'Texas Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City