Re: Merit Badges
Robert M Lewis (science_guy@JUNO.COM)
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 01:41:29 PST
It was my understanding that a scout could earn a merit badge any time
after he joined, and before he turned 18. My opinion is that the boy
should concentrate on earning first class before he does much with MB's.
That is not saying that the boy should not participate in meetings that
focus on MB's. If that is the troop program for the week, then by all
means have the boy participate in the class and try to earn the MB. It
never hurt me to let advancement on the current rank I was working on
keep me from doing things in oterh ranks. (I had all but 3 non required
MB's finnished when I got Star).
Robert M. Lewis
On Wed, 9 Apr 1997 14:41:03 -0500 Kim Moye <kmoye@SPDMAIL.SPD.DSCCC.COM>
>Again, the newbie Boy Scout parent asks for help. (Last time the
>was overwhelming about how to maintain and keep up with the cards :)
>CJ is almost complete with Tenderfoot and he has completed a small
>of Second class.
>My question is "When should he start working on merit badges?" The
>has someone working with the boys on one of the citzenship merit
>asked if CJ could go, and several people said yes...some others said
>up to me. I told CJ about it, but suggested he not attend the meeting
>because I was afraid he would feel overwhelmed and I understand they
>to do the required Eagle badges several times when possible to help
>One of my friends from another council told me CJ could start anytime,
>would not be awarded any til he made First Class, although he could
>on them anytime (how he would do this without getting prior approval
>a counselor, I don't know).
>And last, how long can they work on a merit badge. Of course, (too
>ex-girl scout) some seem pretty simple that could be done in a few
>(basketry) while others (pick any citzenship one) would require quite
>cub rt commish/arrowhead district
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