Re: New Merit Badges/Summer Camp Short Cuts
Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Mon, 21 Aug 1995 21:12:00 MST
Archeology, climbing, and Crime Prevention are planned for the 1997
Printing, they may be introducted before then if they are ready. There are
no new merit badges planned for the current (Sep 95) printing of the BSA
Requirements. There are however, lots of changes. Some of the
requirements for the discontinued merit badges will be incorporated into
existing merit badges.
RE: waiving the 90 days to Earn Family Life Merit Badge at Summer Camp.
THIS IS A CLEAR VIOLATION OF WHAT NATIONAL IS TRYING TO HAVE HAPPEN AT OUR
SUMMER CAMPS. Tell your camp director, program director, to please read
the Advancement Policies and Procedures Guide. The only group with the
ability to alter requirements is the NATIONAL ADVANCMENT COMMITTEE. This
is one, even the local SCOUT EXECUTIVES do not have control over.
Page 19 Advancement in Summer Camp clearly states "nothing deleted, nothing
added" for the merit badge programs.
My impressions of how national feels on these issues is based upon my
knowledge of the Advancement Policies and Procedures Guide and my recent
training at Philmont by members of the National Advancment Committee
(inluding John Dairymple). The above is only my interpretation of National
Chris Haggerty, District Advancement Chairman,
Cochise District, Catalina Council, Sierra Vista, Arizona
Instructor Trainer for Water Safety, American Red Cross, Ft Huachuca Station
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