Re: Discontined MBs
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Fri, 20 Oct 1995 18:44:39 -0400
On Oct 19, 1995 13:00:56, '"Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista,
Arizona" <CHAGGERTY@BPA.ARIZONA.EDU>' wrote:
>I was going to let this one lay because the first post was basically
>can continue to work on the merit badges. When asked, what happens when
>badges run out and the scout wants to get the badge anyway, the answer was
>basically, do what you want, we really have not given it much thought.
>official policy I got from Philmont this Summer was very close to what was
>stated. This is the policy statement straight from the horses mouth.
>well as several members of the National Advancement Committee were there.
>can continue to work on the badges. Local councils may discourage this,
>is a National Award and a National Policy. They can not change it.
I don't know which "continue to work on" post you are referring to, but
John specifically told me YESTERDAY that you can only continue to work on
it IF you had begun working on it prior to 9/1. After that the MB does not
exist so it cannot be begun. If it has already been started the Scout can
continue to work on it until his 18th birthday. This is in conformity with
the policy that has been used in each of the last 3 or 4 changes, at least.
Please see my post from yesterday which contains more details about my
discussion yesterday with John.
Bruce E. Cobern
Advancement Chairman, Dan Beard District, Queens, NY
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City