Re: Eagle Requireds (Merit Badges)
Milt Forsberg (miltf@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 10:04:55 -0500
I think what he was getting at is that the Eagle Application must be
checked to see that the correct number of required badges were earned for
each rank. In other words, if 4 requireds must be earned for Star, you
can't overlook one and let it go with 3, using one of the non-requireds to
make the total. This can be done at the council level and possibly be
unnoticed. However, when the Eagle Application is checked, if the date of
the 4th required badge is AFTER the Star date, there is a major problem!
The National Office now checks these dates, so local councils are expected
to do so as well. This was a hole in the advancement system which now has
SM, Troop 7
On Sat, 28 Sep 1996, CHUCK BRAMLET wrote:
> When visiting a neighboring District for a WB Beading last month, one of their
> district people presented a program on getting the Eagle application approved,
> and changes to the procedure.
> The gentleman stated flatly that as of a specific date (sometime last year??)
> _all_ Eagle candidates _must_ have earned the [swimming or first aid, can't
> remember which] merit badge _prior_ to attaining first class. The impression
> I got from that was that if this was not done in that order, kiss the Eagle
> good bye, because the boy was ineligible.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City