Re: JAMBO97 Re: time limits
Sun, 13 Apr 1997 20:50:19 -0800
Tim Harkness wrote:
> On 12 Apr 97 at 0:52, Olan Watkins wrote:
> > To Scouts-L:
> > Our troop has operated under the rule that a merit badge must be
> > finished within one year after starting.. I have now seen several
> > threads indicating that the only upper limit is the 18th birthday.
> > Could someone give me an exact reference from a Scout publication?
> > I may have some misunderstandings to clear up at our next adult
> > meeting.
> I haven't looked anything up, but in a troop we prefer to have it
> finished in a year also or start over. We feel if it can't be
> completed in a reasonable time, then it isn't going to get done or
> the boy forgot what he had learned already and why. Plus it is great
> incintive not to procastinate.
> Tim Harkness
> CM P61 ASM T59
> "It is hard to make things fool-proof when the fools are so ingenious."
Merit badges & the time it takes to earn them. Of the 16 troop in our
district, ONE limits the time to one year. The rest take them as they
come. However, I am not aware of any lad taking more then six months on
any badge-those being the required ones. I believe the BSA puts out
their guidelines to be followed-why is it that so many Scouters feel
that ignoring the rules in one area, but not in all areas is o.k.? I
believe most states allow you to drive for 3-4 years before retesting-do
you forget what you have learned. The key age is 18 years old.
George A. Paccerelli, BSRT Comm. Stevens Dist. INWC-WA&ID
"I use to be an Antelope" now some would say I am a pest.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City