Re: Concurrent merit badge requirements.
Mark Wright (mdwright@GLOBALFRONTIERS.COM)
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 18:13:07 -0400
Ron Raab-Long wrote:
> I don't think I explained myself too well. The boys have hiked
> 15-18 miles
> twice. This covers two of the three 15 mile requirements for
> They are hiking 20 miles this weekend. This, IMHO, will meet the
> requirement for the third 15 miler, as well as the 20 miler required
> hiking. I was not suggesting any requirement be cut short.
> Ron Raab-Long
> At 08:51 AM 6/10/97 -0400, you wrote:
> >You' right - if the requirements are identical. 15 miles, however,
> is not 20.
> >Think about it - you are in sight of the end of a 15 mile hike and
> the leader
> >says, "Let's do another five." Those last five are not like the
> first 5! If
> >you wanted the hikes to count for both, then one of them should
> have been 20,
> >not 15-18.
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Hmm, I'll admit to not paying a *lot* of attention to this thread, but
the two requirements are *not* identical. From Hiking:
5. Take a hike of 20 continuous miles in one day.
10. Take three backpacking treks. Each must consist of at least
three days' duration with two overnight campsites, and each must cover
at least 15 miles...
So, if your hike is three days long, and you hike 20 miles (carrying
your packs and everything that you need)the first day - camp - hike
some more the second day (distance is not important, only that you
were out this day) - camp - and hike some more the following day to
your pickup site, then IMO you have met the requirements for both MBs.
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