Re: Expiration dates on merit badges?
Hal Dudley (wolfcsm@MAIL.N-LINK.COM)
Mon, 29 Sep 1997 08:06:36 -0500
I don't think you are wrong. There is no limitation, other than age 18 on
the completion of a merit badge. Some want to simplify their recordkeeping
by placing limits on completion times.
Ricky Steverson wrote:
> As a new CC for a BSA troop, I'm still groping for understanding of some
> of the policies of my local district and the national BSA. Help me one
> this one if you can.
> My SM said that the district people have inform the troops thru a
> roundtable that the there is a time limit of 24 months for a scout to
> complete a merit badge. But when reading the "Advancement Policies and
> Procedures Committee Guide", BSA No. 33088, I find on page 19 in bold
> print in the Advancement in Summer Camp section the following:
> "There is no time limit for completion of merit badges other than age 18"
> Is the district rep. wrong? Am I reading an out-of-date policy (this is
> labelled as "1996 printing of 1994 edition". Is there a list of current
> literature printings that I can refer to to confirm that the literature
> is up-to-date?
> Rick Steverson. CC
> Troop 513,
> Ft. Walton Beach, Fl
> email: RSteverson@beachlife.net
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