scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: New Requirements
Len Christiansen (lrchristiansen@ATT.NET
Mon Nov 08 1999 - 20:40:23 CST
Michelle Johnson wrote:
> I'm sorry to bring this mess up again, if preferred, anyone who can answer
> my question can reply privately so as not to use up list time...
> Here's my question......I had a Mom in our troop ask me about the new Eagle
> requirements. It seems her son completed the Safety merit badge before the
> April changes. Now, Safety is not a required badge. She's wondering how
> this would be handled. Can this badge still be used toward Eagle, or is it
> now just an extra merit badge.
> Another way of asking this is, her son is a First Class rank now, he
> completed Safety because it was an Eagle requirement. Can he continue
> working from the old requirement book, or does he need to start working
> from the new one. At what point does the Scout switch from the old to new.
> Apparently, he completed this merit badge because it was an Eagle
> requirement. If this Safety merit badge no longer counts toward his Eagle,
> how do I explain to his Mom.
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated....
> Michelle Johnson
First, the Scout can use the Safety merit badge he has earned toward his
Eagle rank. It can be listed as one of the nine elective merit badges.
It can no longer be used as one of the required merit badges since it is
no longer on the required list. This Scout has lost nothing in his
progress on the trail to Eagle, except possibly having done a merit
badge he would have preferred not to do.
In answer to your last question, the Scout has been working under the
new requirements since April 1, 1999.
Len Christiansen mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
SA Troop 292, Mobile, AL Spanish Trail District Commissioner
Gihim - One Who Encourages