Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: merit badges
Bob and Rusty Taylor
Fri, 26 Feb 1999 12:11:19 -0800
I have been told, but cannot document this that "one of the purposes of the
merit badge program is to teach Scouts how to relate to adults": thru the
process of earning the badge, the Scout contacts an adult, talks with
him/her, ask questions etc., schedules appointments, etc. hopefully some of
the adults are individuals the Scout does not already know. potentially,
the Scout will have talked with 21 people he does not know by the time he
earns his Eagle.
can a nyone show me this quote "one of the purposes of the merit badge
program is to teach Scouts how to relate to adults" in writing in BSA
literature? I have looked in the advancement guidelines, and the merit
badge realted literature and cannot find anything like it. can't remember
where I picked this up from. it makes sense and I am steering our merit
badge program this direction, but something in writing would give me some
ammo for dealing with people who need education in this area.
--- "If you build it, they will come."
----------- Bob Taylor Troop, 1590 Committee Chairman
(| @ @ |) Chief Seattle Council
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" \_/ " going to work my ticket and always an Eagle!
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