Summer Camp "EASY" Merit Badges
Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Wed, 2 Aug 1995 20:07:00 MST
Rob White brought up the point of merit badges earned at summer camp which
really did not do "what the requirements say, no more, NO LESS".
This was a hot button topic for the staff at the Boy Scout Advancment
Training at Philmont this Summer. National wants the council Advancment
committees to work with the Summer Camp staff to be sure that a month of
observation is not done in a week, but in a MONTH. National really means
what was outlined in the quote from the Advancment Guidelines provided by Fred
RE: Environmental Science, the requirement reads:
3. Visit the area four times for 2 hours each time. Do this at differeent
times on one day a week for a month, or if at camp, on four different days
of the week at different times of the day.
One of the documents I picked up at Philmont is BSA Catalog No 33421,
"Summer Camp Merit Badge Program Outline". It was copyrighted in 1990 (so
it is somewhat new). If your Program director does not have a copy of this,
get him one. It provides general class outlines for the most popular
Summer Camp merit badges. This outlines can be a MAJOR help to the youths
who generally teach many of these badges.
Chris Haggerty, District Advancement Chairman,
Cochise District, Catalina Council, Sierra Vista, Arizona
INTERNET: CHAGGERTY@BPA.ARIZONA.EDU Bitnet: CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET
The requirements for Eagle are mostly trivial, any scout is capable. Doing
them is what is significant, because most people never finish what they start.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City