Re: Concurrent merit badge requirements.
Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 11:10:23 -0500
> Our Backpacking MB counselor says they will earn that badge with
>this hike, but they should start over to begin working on the "Hiking" MB.
>In other words, credit for an accomplishment can only be applied to one
>If two merit badges call for essentially the
>same, or very similar accomplishments (hiking 20 miles versus 15), the
>Scouts have expressed a desire to earn both badges, have been given blue
>cards for both badges, and have been assigned counselors for both, why
>should they have to do the same thing twice?
They shouldn't. I've always felt that it's stupid to ask someone to do
something twice in this situation. And unless the requiremnts state that
one hike (or whatever) can only be used for one badge it should count for both.
Mark W. Arend
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