Re: Required MB
Timothy R Tilley (termite@VNET.NET)
Thu, 10 Aug 1995 11:54:05 -0400
>Timothy R Tilley <termite@VNET.NET> said:
>>What about cooking mb. We have badges for first aid, safety, dealing with
>>the family. We have badges to keep you healthy and alive however eating is
>>one eleament of life and i feal it should be a required badge. Any ideas ,
>>let me know as I am going to present the idea to hq. tks
>Everything old is new again! The cooking merit badge USED to be required
>for Eagle. It's true that cooking is an essential skill, but compare the
>requirements for the cooking MB with those for the camping MB (which is
>required for Eagle). For the cooking badge, the Scout has to plan 9 meals
>and cook 5; for the camping MB, the Scout has to plan 7 meals and cook 5.
>The cooking badge is redundant; any Scout who completes the Camping MB will
>have completed the requirements for the cooking badge, if he plans the right
>kind of meals.
>One of my new Scouts asked me Monday night about working on the Camping
>merit badge; the SPL overheard and told him not to worry about it, just
>normal participation in our troop would complete the requirments for the
>badge in about a year.
>New Orleans Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City