new Eagle requirements
Rik Bergethon (rberg@RMI.NET)
Wed, 5 Aug 1998 21:36:51 -0600
In response to Larry Jones posting:
He is 99% correct, let me just elucidate.
The Safety Merit badge is not dropped, it just is not a required MB.
Sports MB is not longer in the required option, but is now a regular
Personal Fitness is now required.
Swimming, Hiking or Biking are grouped together as a "choice of"
The Swimming MB requirements will be beefed up and the Second
Class/First Class advancement will have more swimming and lifesaving
parts for advancement. Now for the editorial: it looks like you may as
well just teach the Swimming and Lifesaving MB's in the fall for
advancement. This all kicks in Feb. 1, 1999 and there is only a 60 day
grand fathering period, unless they advance one rank. It will greatly
affect the Life Scouts who are just goofing off and not working on Eagle
"I used to be a fox..."
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