Re: Merit Badge Blue Cards
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 29 Sep 1997 15:51:37 -0400
On Sat, 27 Sep 1997, Anita Warshauer wrote:
> Our advancement person does not want to use them,
> and hasn't used them for years. He says that it
> would be too confusing and time consuming to keep
So what's he using now? Snippets and scraps of paper?
> Currently, the only records of advancement the boys
> have are in a home computer that the advancement
> person has.
I hope everyone from the newest recruit up to the SM is making
fervent and very regular offerings to the Cybergods that that
computer doesn't suffer a nervous breakdown, get zapped by a
voltage spike, take an unexpected drink of bugjuice, or just
decide it's time to retire. <G> If I were SM, I'd also want a
monthly printout, but I'm paranoid.
> 1) Is it mandatory (National standard only) that a
> unit use the blue merit badge cards?
Our Council (DC area) wants them turned in with the Eagle BOR
paperwork. Whether they are required by National, I've never
Since the MBC is supposed to have a signed blue card from the SM
as indication that the boy is authorized to work on this MB, I'd
think not having them would cause problems there.
Still, as you say, if it's been working this long, maybe it isn't
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City