Marvin E. Kiel (Marv_Kiel@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 22:44:56 -0400
I believe that I can shed some light on the use of the "blue cards" for
merit badge application.
First of all, many Summer Camp programs use their own forms which come in=
varying sizes and colors (and don't file neatly with all the other cards.=
The Sam Houston Area Council has elected to use a one-part card, some are=
blue, some are yellow. The 3-part blue application card familiar to
everyone may still be used but they are no longer free. Troops can buy
them from the Scout Shop (National Supply). The decision was purely
economic. It costs less to print our own one-part card! Your council ma=
have a different policy.
For those who continue to use the 3-part card: the merit badge counselor=
should retain their copy. The Scout should also retain his copy. Only t=
other copy needs to be submitted, stapled to the Advancement Report (No.
34403), to the Scout Shop where they can get the Merit Badge card and
Regardless of which card is used, the Scout Shop normally transfers all o=
the Advancement Reports (pink copy) with attached merit badge application=
(blue cards) to the District Executive who in turn, collects them for the=
District Advancement Committee. We archive the records for 8 years and
make them available if necessary to any Scout who has lost his own record=
Mustang District - SHAC
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