Re: Merit badge welfare
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Thu, 31 Aug 1995 13:09:34 -0400
> Our camp/council allows the Env.Sci. observations to be done in a
> week. When I am in camp, I make sure the boys actually spend the time
> in the field.
I think the requirements book (don't have one with me right now)
specifies one observation per week, rather than one per day - as our camp
"interprets" the requirement.
So, our moaning that all of the requirements should be done as specified
is a bit disingenuous unless we hold to the Environmental Science
> Summer Camp is really the only time our scouts earn Env.Sci.
Same with ours. Last summer two of my 11 year old scouts were given
signed ES merit badge cards at camp. I knew neither of them had done the
observations, so told them I would pocket the cards until they'd done the
observations and write up. One of them (my son, with my "encouragement")
did the observations and the write up. The other still has the partial mb.
As an ES mb counselor, I have seldom had a scout come to me to get the
badge, other than completing partials from camp.
> Bob Cataldo
> Assistant Scoutmaster
> Advancement Chairman
> Troop 55
> Irvington, NY
All opinions not "borrowed" from unattributed sources are my own.
Paul H. Brown, ASM T807, Great George Washington District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City