More on Merit Badges
Gregory Benesh (BENESHG@BAYLOR.EDU)
Mon, 10 Jul 1995 15:58:09 -0500
I have been asked if I have any other information regarding new or
discontinued Merit Badges. The answer is *Yes*. It is:
New Merit Badge: Agribusiness (This is where you can still keep bees!)
New MB Names: Veterinary Medicine (from Veterinary Science)
Fire Safety (from Firemanship)
New MB Requirements: No info
Other: Alternative rank requirements for Scouts with disabilities
(Tenderfoot through First Class) -- but I don't know specifics
I understand that decisions to eliminate Merit Badges are based on the
number of times the badge is earned per year. At some point national
decides that interest has waned.
Regarding patch trading between adults and Scouts, my mail is running
3 to 1 in favor of it being legal except where specifically prohibited.
(Most who believe it is prohibited have commented that it's to protect
the adults from unscupulous youth!!) Does anyone know where the official
policy can be found? No one has mentioned it in the mail I've received.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City