Re: Merit Badge Chaos
Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET)
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 10:52:20 -0600
Fred Rogers wrote:
> There has been some confusion on the Personal Management requirements. The new
> requirements were scheduled to go into effect in September. National Supply ran
> out of the old PM pamphlets and sent out some of the new ones. Then they failed
> to get the new Requirements Book out on time (or yet). Result is both sets of
> requirements are out there and National has said either can be used.
> Officially, the 1996-1997 Requirements Book is the latest word.
> Personally, I would check with the local council and see how the situation is
> being handled there.
In November, I sent a letter to the BSA inquiring as to which set of
requirements a Scout should use when beginning the Personal Management
badge. According to a letter (dated Nov. 12) I received from John
Dalrymple, Director Advancment, "The most current merit badge pamphlet
is the book that should be used."
I've sent a follow-up letter to Mr. Dalrymple asking for clarificaion,
given the confusion surrounding the way in which the new requirments for
the Personal Management badge were (or were not) announced. So far, no
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City