Re: Confusion on MB changes
Franco Piccione (FPicci1215@AOL.COM)
Fri, 21 Aug 1998 06:56:26 -0400
I agree that many of the Life Scouts (and some Star Scouts who have all the
currently "required" badges) could have a "rude awakening" next year. Our
troop has contacted all the Life and Star scouts (who fall in the completed
merit badge category), as well as all Assistant Scoutmasters, and put them on
notice that these changes were forthcoming. We also included the information
on the Eagle and T-S-F changes in our monthly newsletter.
We then suggested that it would be in the youths best interest, if he is a
Life Scout, to get their projects underway as soon as possible. For some of
our Star Scouts, it served as notice that there were some additional merit
badges that they would need to complete. This approach has gotten two of our
youth to physically start already approved projects and has resulted in two
others discussing their project concepts with me in the last week. It has
also sparked some interest and involvement in several of the parents.
A point of interest: While there have been some questions concerning the
changes and their potential impact, there have been NO complaints.
SM Troop 225
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