Re: Merit Badge Blue Cards
Earl Needham (kd5xb@AMSAT.ORG)
Mon, 29 Sep 1997 08:39:13 -0600
At 12:29 AM 9/27/97 -0400, Anita Warshauer wrote:
>Currently, the only records of advancement the boys
>have are in a home computer that the advancement
What if his hard drive was to crash? Computer get stolen? What if this
>1) Is it mandatory (National standard only) that a
>unit use the blue merit badge cards?
However, the blue cards are easy to use. Just have the SCOUT hang on to
it. After all, it's very easy for each individual SCOUT track his own
merit badge work. The earlier comment that the blue cards are difficult to
manage sounds like someone who tried to keep all the blue cards in one
file. In defense of this person, that WOULD be difficult.
>Update on my almost Eagle/leaving for Marines son:
>his BOR is scheduled (tentatively) for Oct 6. (The reason
>I am questioning blue cards, was that there were typos
>made on his Eagle application...if we had the cards to
>begin with, maybe these errors wouldn't have happened?)
You're exactly right.
My council no longer requires the blue cards, and I think it's a mistake.
The blue card is every bit as important as the white card that accompanies
the award UNTIL THE AWARD ARRIVES. Even after, it's a nice thing to keep.
Earl Needham, KD5XB
Conquistador Council, BSA
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Chi '76
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City