Re: Eagle Requireds & Earlier Ranks
Robert F. Reeder (rfreeder@QWKSILVR.COM)
Tue, 11 Aug 1998 19:15:06 -0700
Barb Stephens wrote:
> My husband, an Asst SM in our son's troop, read the Eagle requirements
> change with great interest. He wonders how the earlier ranks, especially
> Star & Life are affected by the change in required MBs for Eagle.
> Star Scout has the required number of MBs, but Safety was counted as his
> last Eagle-required MB for Star rank. He won't make Eagle before April
> 1999. Since Saftey is not an Eagle-required MB (new requirements), does
> his Star rank still hold?
The Star Rank will hold as long as the boy earned it using requirements
in effect at that time. As I read the changes, Scouts can use the
current requirements for any rank before April 1. After April 1, they
will have to use the new requirements. After January 1, they can use the
new requirements. Boys who were First Class in 1989 when Skill Awards
were done away with did not have to go back and redo those requirements.
> I said I expected so, but that for his next rank, he'll need to be sure he
> has enough Eagle-required MBs using the new requirements and Safety can be
> an elective.
You are correct
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City