Re: "7th Requirement for Eagle" and "Merit Badge Requirements"
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU)
Mon, 15 Jun 1998 11:56:34 -0400
Thomas Heavey, Sr. wrote:
> Maybe I missed this discussion several months ago, but I just noticed
> the new 7th requirement for Eagle, "7.Complete your board of review."
> Is this a hard and fast requirement that the Eagle Board of Review
> must MUST _MUST_ (short of a formal extension) be completed before
> the Scout's eighteenth birthday?
No. The National Office has said that this change did NOT change the
rule that Boards of Review (for ANY RANK) can be held after the Scout's
18th birthday, so long as the other requirements were completed before
and Mark Bontempo wrote:
> Our troop was having a discussion about merit badge requirements,
> and we could not find the regulation about earning the requirements
> for a merit badge prior to the boy signing up for it. eg. A boy
> joined the troop a year ago and has been on every camp out that we
> have had, but he just signed up for the Camping merit badge last
> month. Question is, should the previous nights camped count? Any
Any Camping done since JOINING BSA as a BOY SCOUT can be counted for
the Merit Badge. Really not much different than a Boy that has
collected Stamps or Coins for years asking a MB Counselor to work with
him on Stamp or Coin Collecting. You wouldn't ask him to start a new
collection, would you?
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
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