Re: Merit badge time limitation
Donald w Scruggs (DScruggs@CONCENTRIC.NET)
Wed, 20 Nov 1996 21:55:01 -0500
Bruce E. Cobern wrote:
> At 07:12 AM 11/20/96 -0600, Marcia Bretveld wrote:
> > Is there a limit to the time you can take to earn any merit badge.
> >Also is that time period any different for the required merit badges.
> >Aaron Bretveld, Senior Patrol leader, troop 349
> According to national policy any Scout has until his 18th birthday to
> complete any merit badge. There is no time limit on "partials" and, hence,
> no specific time frame in which the requirements for the badge must be
> completed. There is no difference for required merit badges.
> Bruce E. Cobern
Bear in mind however that a counselor that receives a partial card from
a boy has every right to review those requirements marked as completed
to assure himself that the scout is still knowledgable on those points!!
This is true regardless of how much time has elapsed.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City