Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Safety Merit Badge
Re: Safety Merit Badge
Tue, 20 Oct 1998 01:02:16 +0000
Anita Hollister <anitah@SLIP.NET> wrote:
>I think the Scoutmaster of our troop is confused about this issue.
>One of the boys in my son's troop earned Safety MB some time back
>as the last eagle-required he needed for Star rank (and he's Star
>now). I heard our Scoutmaster tell the troop that badges which
>counted as Eagle-requireds toward a lower rank will still count as
>Eagle-requireds for Eagle.
He's correct, Anita, using the *present requirements*.
For instance, if that Scout earned the Citizenship in the Nation
merit badge for Star, he can use that merit badge later on as one
of the merit badges required for Eagle.
If he had earned Safety, he sure CAN use that merit badge for
Eagle...it just won't be one of the merit badges REQUIRED for
Eagle. It will be instead, what I'm calling "Scout choice" merit
badges...those are the merit badges that are totally up to the
Scout to choose and earn.
However, he's INCORRECT using the NEW requirements to tell the
Troop members that the Scout can use Safety as a merit badge toward
Eagle....unless he's on the last trail upward to Eagle!
(c) 1998 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") firstname.lastname@example.org
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