Personal Management Questions
Kelley, Carol (ckelley@CAMBER.COM)
Tue, 11 Aug 1998 16:18:24 -0500
I was printing out the new requirements for Eagle Required Merit Badges to
make some booklets for the troop and was looking at the requirements for
Personal Management. A couple of requirements really don't sit well with
me. Requirement 1 and 2.
My husband and myself have decided that what we make or how we spend it is
none of the children's business. So my question is, once (or if) they
finally start working on Personal Management with a counselor, can the first
requirement be hypothetical?
Another question I have is about the personal budget, how is a Scout that
doesn't work or have an allowance going to have a budget? Can the budget be
hypothetical as well? The only type of budget I could imagine them having
is as follows:
When my parents give me money for an activity, I will save 5 cents and use
the rest to do what they told me to do with it.
The only types of entries on what they spent that I can imagine would be
something like as follows:
"My mom gave me two dollars for our trip to the skating ring. I saved 5
cents and spent $1.95 on games and a soda."
Is this what they're talking about, or am I missing the boat? Or should
they wait until they can get a job to do this badge?
I guess what I'm saying is I was planning on the boys not working so they
wouldn't have to worry about "work" and could concentrate on their School,
Scouts, and Sports.
But from the very nature of some of the advancement requirements, it seems
to me BSA is actually encouraging the conflicts that pull boys away from
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