scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: How to interpret MB requirements (was: Wilderness Survival Merit Badge)
Larry Faust (lfaust@ATLANTIC.NET
Sun Nov 14 1999 - 18:28:57 CST
Ho, Paul & others--
> Robert Haar wrote:
> >Paul S. Wolf wrote:
> >> Bob Taylor wrote:
> > In the 1999 requirements book, the requirement (#8) reads:
> > "Show that you can find and improvise a natural shelter minimizing
> > damage to the environment."
> > The word "improvise" and "natural" to me mean that the scout
> > cannot take man-made items that are intended to provide shelter.
> > This includes tarps, ground cloths, tents, sleeping bags
> > and pillows.
> No, It means they must improvise a shelter out of natural materials. No
> more - no less. What they take INTO the shelter is up to them. What you
> say is "reasonable interpretation" is IMHO, an addition to the
I hate to jump into the fray here- but I see that there might be an
overlooked issue here. The requirement states "Show that you know how
It has already been said that one can't add to or take away from the
requirements. So, therefore a STRICT reading would be that the Scout need
only SHOW that he knows how and NOT necessarily actually do it.
BTW, I don't really agree with this- seems to water down the intent of
the merit badge way too much.
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