Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Merit Badge Requirements
Merit Badge Requirements
Mon, 8 Feb 1999 11:04:21 -0500
A number of individuals have stated that when they counsel a boy for
Camping Merit Badge, they will only accept Troop or Patrol camping
toward the 20 nights requirement.
To these individuals I pose a question: For Sports Merit Badge,
requirement #3 requires the boy to "Take part for one full season as a
member of an organized team in ONE of the following sports..." (a long
list of sports follows). Requirement #4 requires the boy to "Take part
in ONE of the following sports on a competitive basis in two organized
meet or tournaments..." (the same list of sports follows.
My question is, would you also insist that only participation on a Troop
team count for these requirements? If not, how can you justify
disallowing camping that is not done under Troop aspices?
ASM, Troop 1
Counselor, Assorted Merit Badges