Re: Personal Management MB - New Requirements
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 23:28:09 -0400
At 10:44 PM 6/10/97 -0400, Kirk Barley wrote:
>Thanks for posting the PM MB requirements. They will be very useful. I
>like the tact that the MB is taking. I tells the boys more what it
>required for some of the previously nebulous requirements and I expect
>a better first product from them. Others may dislike the detail and I
>certainly will understand.
I believe the new requirements are more detailed and, I believe, more
difficult. I can't see why any Scout would CHOOSE to do these requirements
instead of the current ones.
>My only concern is that a big part of Personal Management for me was
>the "Day Timer" section and the requirement for a boy to plan to
>accomplish NON-FINANCIAL things in the next 90 days. This had been
>deleted and replaced by more Personal Financial Management
>requirements. I covered most of these myself, so it's not a burden, but
>I think the MB is moving away from a balance and focusing only of the
>financial aspects of planning.
I can understand the emphasis on the financial aspects. It is appalling how
little most people today know about any of these things - like investment
vehicles, insurance, bank accounts, etc. This should create a much broader
base of knowledge of the financial area than the old requirements.
I like the "live alone" requirement which is clearly aimed at the high
school senior looking to go to college. However, I think MOST Scouts will
choose the other alternative for that requirement.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City