scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: How to interpret MB requirements (was: Wilderness Survival Merit Badge)
Paul S. Wolf (paul.s.wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Sun Nov 14 1999 - 21:06:30 CST
Larry Faust wrote:
> 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.
Except the requirements are actually:
8. Show that you can find and improvise a natural shelter
minimizing the damage to the environment.
AND: 9. Spend a night in your shelter.
So they obviously have to build it.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
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