Re: Eagle Requirements
Larry Jones (lwjones@GULFTEL.COM)
Mon, 3 Aug 1998 15:26:23 -0500
At 10:31 AM 7/27/98 EDT, you wrote:
>On Sun, 26 Jul 1998 11:46:52 -0700 "T. Nixon" <tjworld@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
>1) The requirement for Safety merit badge had been dropped.
>2) Personal Fitness is now a required merit badge.
>3) Swimming which was an optional choice with Sports and Personal Fitness
>is now coupled as a choice with Cycling and Hiking.
>This should still leave a total of 12 required with 9 optional.
>If anyone can confirm this information, please let us know.
I just returned from the first session of *Meet The Man* at NOAC. This one
of a panel of 6 National Professional Scouters.
The first question fielded was given to John Dalyrumple, and was about
advancement. He started his answer by asking for all Life Scouts in the
room to raise
their hands. He told them they had 7 months, and to get in high gear.
He said that the new advancement requirements go into affect Jan 1, 1999
and that there
would be a Grandfather for the old requirements until April 1, 1999.
He said that there were to be minor changes to the Tenderfoot requirements,
to Second Class. He then went into the merit badge changes for Eagle. I
didn't take notes,
but I think the quotes from Dick above are fairly accurate.
I know that my son, who will turn 18 next July and has been sitting back
for the last 2
years coasting, will have to get to work to finish Personal Management,
Family Live and
a project, or else he'll have add Personal Fitness to his list of needs.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City