Re: What To Do When MB's Get An Upgrade
Strommen, Randy (RLSTROMMEN@DOWAGRO.COM)
Tue, 21 Apr 1998 15:20:08 -0500
Once you start a MB, you can complete the MB under the requirements you
started with, or with the new requirements. It is the scout's choice,
with the approval of the MB counselor. The problem you run into is when
a scout finishes all but one requirement, but comes back to a new MB
counselor 2-3 yrs later and wants to finish that one requirement. (like
the 90 day budget). He has a signed partial card, but clearly does not
currently understand one of the requirements (for example, the three
branches of government for Cit in Nation). The rules indicate that if
he has finished a requirement, he has finished it. You may "counsel"
with him, but it is not fair to retest the boy.
Anyone who has not started a MB should, by rights, use only the new
It gets a little harder if you don't have the old requirements.
(Tongue in Cheek section) Thus it behooves an 11-yr old scout to start
every one of the Eagle Required MBs when he starts scouting, and then
finish them with the requirements he started with or new ones.
>From: Robert Losee[SMTP:rlosee@UNLINFO.UNL.EDU]
>Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 1998 8:14 AM
>To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
>Subject: What To Do When MB's Get An Upgrade
>We have a number of scouts who over the last couple years have taken the
>Personal Management MB but didn't actively pursue the 90-day budget. Now
>they are beginning to want to turn that in but of course the MB got an
>I think we should offer a remedial course to do the changes for these
>scouts (and afterward do all the other stuff for other scouts). But
>what's legal? Undoubtedly this has been discussed before so if someone
>can point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
>YiS, Bob Losee, SM of T25, Lincoln NE
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City