Re: Expiration dates on merit badges?
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 29 Sep 1997 19:55:14 -0400
The Advancement Guidelines and the Boy Scout Requirements book are both
in agreement that a Scout may complete a merit badge any time before his
18th birthday. These are the authoratative sources for this information.
The person in your district that either invented a two year rule or
repeated something he/she heard long ago is just plain wrong. This
person also might do well to remember that local Councils are not
authorized to change the advancement requirements for ranks and merit
badges and this means folks working in a District as well as the Scout
Executive. Sounds like a gentle nudge is in order.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
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