Re: Which Requirements to follow
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 18:45:15 -0400
At 12:30 AM 4/24/97 -0500, GG Jenner wrote:
>Help please --
>With all of the discussion of Eagle requiring 21 then 24 and back to 21 MB,
>our SM and I got into a discussion of which requirements a boy would
>follow. I was always under the impression that the boys buy a Scout
>Handbook at the time they join and follow those requirements from Scout
>through Eagle. SM says he remembers it being that the requirement setting
>date is when the boy gets 1st Class. We started looking and could not find
>any statement concerning this matter, so decided to post it to the group
>and hope someone out there can give us the answer [and reference location].
>Thanks in advance -- we will both be watching for an answer!
The proper requirements to use, at any time, are the requirements printed in
the latest edition of Boy Scout Requirements. Currently, that is the
1996-97 edition #33215. Th box in the front of this edition states:
"The requirements for merit badges, ranks, and Eagle Palms are effective
September 1, 1996. These requirements are effective through August 1997.
"The requirements listed in this book might not match those in the merit
badge pamphlets because the pamphlets may not have been recently revised.
The requirements in this book are the official requirements of the Boy
Scouts of America."
Bruce E. Cobern
Founders District, Queens Council, NY
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City