Re: Eagle Requireds
Kirk Barley (kbarley@EROLS.COM)
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 17:54:45 -0700
I think that the issue is not that you have to earn the right mix of
required merit badges, but what merit badges count for Star. The answer
is that ANY four of the 15 Eagle required, even if they all don't count
toward your Eagle requirement, count toward Star. I've had this
discussion with more than one Advancment Committee Member, but the
handbook is specific: "The required list for Eagle has 14 merit badges
in 11 categories. Any of the 14 may be used for this requirement"
(Star). My book predates Family Life, but the intent is still the same.
Physical Fitness, Sports and Swimming all would count for the same boy
for Star even though only one from this category counts toward his Eagle
requirement. I encourage boys to follow your reasoning and get four
that will count toward Eagle, but I can't require it.
MCB Quantico, VA
Dick Sofian wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Sep 1996 09:50:24 +0000 "Marie E. Lackore"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >I say that if a Scout has Emergency Prep and earns Lifesaving, that
> >Lifesaving cannot be used toward a required at any level. It must be
> >used as one of the non-requireds. Therefore, in the above scenario,
> >the Scout would have to do Safety, for example, in place of
> >Lifesaving at the Star rank.
> >Which way is correct?
> I agree with Marie,
> In effect there are ten required outright, the other two required give
> you a choice
> of two or three.
> Regardless of whether they are used for Star, Life or Eagle,
> Camping, First Aid, Communications, Family Life,
> Citizenship in the Country, Citizenship in the Nation,
> Citizenship in the World, Personal Management, Safety,
> must be earned.
> Dick Sofian
> Assistant Cubmaster St. Louis (MI) Cub Scout Pack 3609
> Brotherhood Member, Mischigonong #89, Lake Huron Area Council
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