Re: Chicken Killing
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU)
Wed, 26 Aug 1998 09:13:54 -0400
> From the 1998 Requirements Book, p. 18 second column:
> "Kill and dress two birds."
As a clarification, that is a direct quote from the ANIMAL SCIENCE MB, a
Merit Badge designed primarily for Scouts living on a farm or planning a
career as a farmer. the entire section on Poulty Raising reads:
(a) Keep management records on a brood of 20 chicks
(sexed or straight run) for five months. Record
feed consumption, medication, mortality, and
vaccination. Present the records for review.
(b) Do ONE of the following:
(1) Manage an egg-production flock for five
months. Keep records of feed purchased,
eggs sold, and mortality. Present records
for review. Tell about the grading of eggs.
(2) Raise 20 chicks, poults, or ducklings.
Keep records of feed intake and weight
gains. Present records for review. Kill
and dress two birds. Tell about the
grades of poultry.
This is the only option in the MB that does require the Scout to kill
the animal, and perhaps it should be (or will be) changed. However, in
context it does have some relevance.
The original message on this topic was about a Troop Barbeque, where the
Scouts were told to grab a chicken, kill and dress it, and prepare it
for their meal. That was NOT appropriate unless all the Scouts were
working on that option of that MB.
Frequently CONTEXT is most important.
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