Re: personal management mb
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Mon, 9 Jun 1997 12:06:11 -0400
> From: weissner <email@example.com>
> Date: Monday, June 09, 1997 1:05 PM
> Have a new Personal Management right next to me. It was revised in
> 1996. Didn't know of the change until I was called by a Scout
> about doing this MB. I asked him to call back since I have not
> done this MB is a long time and I wanted to make sure that the
> requirements were the same. Well I was surprised at the changes.
> I even asked our Advancement Chairmen to the District when that
> took place, but she did not know. The new changes are not even
> on www page. I suggest you go and get one for yourself.
> judy weissner
Well, you have confirmed that the requirements in the new merit badge book
are different from those in the Requirements Book, and Kirk has confirmed
my research that there is no indication in the literature that these
requirements have changed.
So, now what do we do? It has ALWAYS been my understanding that the ONLY
requirements a Scout is supposed to do to earn a merit badge are the
requirements in the LATEST edition of "Boy Scout Requirements" which, in
this case, is the 1996-97 edition. This has always been the case with
regard to merit badge books that become outdated, and I see no reason why
it should be any different if a book is "indated."
Thus, I think that, IN SPITE OF having "new" requirements that appear in a
revision of the merit badge pamphlet, the ONLY requirements to use are
those in the Requirements Book and I would treat this brand new merit
badge book as if its requirements were "outdated" until the official
release of the new requirements, which I can only guess would be in
September with the next release of the requirements book.
(If I had to guess, this was a situation where national ran out of the
books, had already printed the new ones, and rather than reprinting the
old book which would soon become obsolete chose to release the new book
I may try to call John Dalrymple at national to see what kind of answer I
can get from them.
Thanks for the rapid responses.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City