Re: Can Cub Scout Complete Merit Badge Requirements?
James A. Sheckels (sheckej@EARTHLINK.NET)
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 21:44:07 -0500
> > From: Don Wendell
> > His son will join Boy Scouts in March. If his son completes the radio
> > badge requirements in January, two months before he becomes a Boy
> > he be awarded the merit badge after he joins Boy Scouts? (Or, will he
> > to complete the requirements again?)
> The hard answer is - no, can't complete MB requirements before becoming a
> Boy Scout.
> Consider this - A Boy Scout must have his Scoutmaster's permission
> blue card) before he may begin work on a merit badge. The Webelos Scout
> does not have a Scoutmaster, he has a Webelos Den Leader and Cubmaster.
> Further, looking to the Advancement Guidelines book (#33088), page 13, in
> the Age Requirements section of the Boy Scout advancement section:
> "Boy's awards are for boys. Merit badges, badges of rank, and Eagle palms
> are for registered Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts or qualified Explorers".
> (Remainder of para omitted, not pertinent to this question).
> YIS, Jim Sheckels - I used to be a Bobwhite SE 308-7
> Cubmaster Pack 742, Hope Mills, NC Nat'l Assn of United Methodist
> 3501 Farm Circle Road Fayetteville, NC 28306-8303 (910)
> District Program Chairman, Adv. & Training Committees 1SG,US
> Kia Kima District, Occoneechee Council #421/Lodge #104/WWW-Brotherhood
> Scouting IS NOT an exact science, so use your brain - no one else is!
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