Personal Management MB
Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET)
Fri, 21 Nov 1997 11:16:50 -0600
Recently, I asked a few people on this virtual roundtable who are
involved with advancment at the district or council level whether the
requirements listed in the Personal Management MB book (#35002-revised
1996) or the requirements listed in the 1996-97 Boy Scout Requirments
book should be used when a Scout begins working on this badge.
Some thought that the requirements listed in the MB book should be used.
Others felt that the requirements in the 1996-97 BS Reqmts. book should
be used since this is the most recently published "official"
To clear this up, I wrote to John Dalrymple, BSA Director of
Advancement. Mr. Dalrymple's reply is that, "The most current merit
badge pamphlet is the book that should be used." He also stated that,
"If a Scout started on a merit badge and then the requirements change he
should continue working on those requirments that he originally started
Mr. Dalrymple also indicated that when a badge is eliminated or dropped,
Scouts that were already working on the dropped badge can continue to do
so until they complete the badge or reach the age of 18.
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
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