Re: Which MB Requirements to believe?
Bruce Harper (bharper@VT.EDU)
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 11:52:10 -0400
On 7/19/97, Bruce E. Cobern wrote . . .
in response to a question from Lawrence E. Faust:
>> Rather than addressing this particular incident, I'd appreciate some
>>guidance from the group regarding which set of MB requirements to believe.
>The requirements to believe are those in the MOST RECENT edition of the Boy
>Scout Requirements Book which, in this case is NOT the 95-97 edition (even
>though it says it is good until August 97), but is the 1996-97 edition,
>which is also good until 8/97.
>However, there are very few differences in the two books.
Between Digest mode and a long weekend in Slippery Rock, Pa., I'm coming
into this a few days late. :-)
We've discussed Boy Scout publications in the past and gone over various
ways to improve their updates and distributions, from downloadable web
pages to CD-ROM. Perhaps it would be better for those who are paper-based
to issue more publications in a loose-leaf format. The _Cub Scout Leader
Handbook_ is already in this format, although full advantage of this has
not been taken. Instead of issuing _for everyone_ complete new publications
of various handbooks, why not put out change pages? Those who have
already purchased, for example, the _Boy Scout Requirements Book_ would
only have to purchase a packet of 6 or 7 pages to add or replace in
their notebook (and at a lower cost -- A Scout is Thrifty). Those who so
desire would still be able to purchase an entire book, also.
Bruce in Blacksburg
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 56, Blacksburg, Virginia
New River District -- Blue Ridge Mountains Council
Bruce B. Harper (540)231-4360 firstname.lastname@example.org
Distributed Information Systems Virginia Tech Computing Center
1700 Pratt Drive Blacksburg, Virginia 26060
Virginia Tech home page http://www.vt.edu/
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City