Re: Skating Merit Badge issue
Joanne R. Merrill (jmerrill@NORFOLK.INFI.NET)
Thu, 29 Feb 1996 17:45:40 -0500
I'm not the "final authority" on merit badges, but my opinion is: as the
merit badge counselor, you are the one that signs the blue card for all the
requirements. If the boys understand the concept of that requirement, and
have honestly tried, I would sign it off. The skating merit badge hasn't
been revised in years and does not include roller blades. I would guess
that National will eventually rewrite that one, but it probably isn't a high
priority. I don't know many boys who earn that merit badge, especially
considering that it can be for ice skating or roller skating.
Of course, this is just my opinion, but that's what you asked for.
Advancement Chairman (Troop 496, Virginia Beach)
Joanne R. Merrill
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City