Re: Cutoff Time for Life working on Eagle & New Books
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU)
Fri, 18 Sep 1998 08:57:32 -0400
Ronald Ferguson wrote:
> I got the following info at the NLTC in Nashville. The new book will
> be avail. Feb. 1999 - You're correct, however; the scouts grace period
> will be until 1 Apr 99. Then all scouts must work on the new
> requirements except the Explorer working on his Eagle. They will have
> until Dec. 31, 1999 to complete the requirements.
> Now the big Question. If he is cross registered (both Scouts and
> Venture) when is the cutoff date? April 1, 1999 or Dec. 31, 1999.
> Is this way way out for those boys that just can't get it together by
> April 1, 1999?
EXPLORERS - participants in Learning for Life/Exploring will have until
12/31/99 to use the old requirements, so a Scout who is registered in a
Troop and participating in LfL/Exploring may indeed have until 12/31/99.
HOWEVER, I would assume that this would apply only to thse who were in
Explorer Posts that were transfered to LfL on August 1, 1998, but that's
really a guess.
VENTURERS - Boys who are dual registered in a Boy Scout troop or Varsity
Scout Team and in a VENTURING CREW or Sea Sout Ship have the same
deadline - 4/1/99 to use the old reqs.
>If the new requirements start Jan.1, why would the handbooks not be
>published until Feb.1?
Remember, the Boy Scout Requirements Book, which WILL be out by 1/1/99,
will contain the new rules, and is the controlling document.
The new Handbook, although it will be a great book, and will have the
new requirements, is really just a SOURCE of information. There really
is nothing in the new Reqs. that isn't already in the current Handbook.
Even the current handbook doesn't have the CURRENT requirements, since
"Complete your Board of Review" was added as a final requirement for
each rank on 1/1/98.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
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