Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Handicap Scouts and MB's
Re: Handicap Scouts and MB's
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 14:35:04 -0500
Paul Wolf wrote:
> There is further information on procedures to be used for challenged
> youth in "Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures" (No.
> 33088), which I don't have handy.
The key points from the Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures
manual are that the disability (physical or mental) must be permanent,
that medical statements are required, the Scout must complete all
listed requirements that he can (be they Eagle required MBs or regular
requirements for lower ranks), and alternates must be "of such a
nature that they are as demanding of effort as the required badges" or
"regular requirements". There are almost two pages in the Advancement
guide devoted just to Boy Scout Advancement. I suggest you get a copy
from the local Scout shop for more details.
The one key item is that the No More - No Less rules still apply. If
the Scout cannot fulfill ALL of the requirements for a specific merit
badge, Eagle required or not, he does not earn the badge. If alternate
Eagle merit badges are required for this Scout, you must also complete
an Application for Alternate Eagle Scout Award Merit Badges (#58-730)
prior to his qualifying for alternate merit badges.
You might want to check out the Working With Scouts With disABILITIES
web site for more resources at:
District Advancement Committee
Detroit Area Council