scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: New Requirements
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blackeagle@SCOUTER.NET
Mon Nov 08 1999 - 22:30:02 CST
>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...
Nah...it's worth the expense of the two or four postings, Michelle!
>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.
"I'm sorry, but your son has to work toward Eagle using the PRESENT Boy
Scout Handbook. Under that handbook, Safety is no longer a "required merit
badge" for Eagle. You son can use that merit badge as one of the 21 he must
earn toward Eagle; he can use it for Star, Life and Eagle. But he can not
count Safety as one of the REQUIRED merit badges he must earn to become an
"Everyone has to use the new Scout Handbook and the current requirements as
listed in the Boy Scout Requirements book and the Scout Handbook, since April 1
of this year. There are very few exceptions, and all of those exceptions
youth whom are close to Eagle. Your son has at least another year before
he's eligible for Eagle."
"Safety is a great merit badge to earn, and he should be proud of earning
it. He can, like I said, still use Safety as one of the 21 merit badges
needed to earn Eagle; but he can no longer use Safety as one of the 11 to
meet the "list of required merit badges."
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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