Re: Eagle Requireds (Merit Badges)
hilding holroyd (hilding@BLUESTONE.COM)
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 13:48:37 -0400
On Mon, 30 Sep 1996, Mark Wilson wrote:
> Now I could be mis-remembering, but...
> There was a period when the swimming (I believe) merit badge was required
> to recieve First Class. The current rank requirements have been in place
> (except for the Family Life MB) since 1990. During the years following the
> change, when there could still be some Eagle candidates, your did need to
> check to insure thatthe badge was earned at a proper time (prior to award
> of First Class). I'm fairly certain that there should be very few, if any,
> boys that would fall into that catagory.
> Mark Wilson
> SM Troop 565, Deltona FL.
> Eagle, 1974 - I used to be an Antelope...
> also at email@example.com
Actually folks it was First Aid Merit Badge and it was required for First
Class up until (I guess) 1990. Since the changes, we have had to closely
look at Eagle Applications. There is a place on them for the candidate
to place the date of his Board of Review for First Class. For anyone who
earned First Class before the changeover date, they MUST have earned First
Aid before that BofR date.
It is quite rare now that we have to worry about that requirement. My son
did 2 years ago. But most of the Scouts we see now earned First Class after
the cutover date.
Hilding W. Holroyd Advancement Chairman
Jackson, NJ Troop 250, Lakewood, NJ
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