Dummied Down Requirements
John P. Cross (jpcross@PHOENIX.NET)
Sat, 8 Jun 1996 07:09:20 -6
I was sitting here think about Radio Merit Badge (MY FAVORITE) and
the change in requirements. The new requirements are pretty much the
same except they removed the requirement to build a project. Now,
this made it possible for a Scout to meet the requirements and earn
the badge with no "hands-on" electronics or radio experience. My
experience with the previous requirements was that the Scouts (a) had
fun building the project and (b) accidentally learned something in
My questions for those of you who are merit badge counselors is:
Have other merit badges been "dummied down"?
Is this a trend or am I just reacting to a out of control point?
John P. Cross, Scoutmaster, Troop 869
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