Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: MB Revisions/Revision Process
Re: MB Revisions/Revision Process
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 16:47:39 -0600
Hi Daniel! You ask one of the more frequent questions sent to me personally:
>Is there a process for sending comments and suggestions to National on Merit
>Badges, requirements, procedures, policies, etc.?
YES, most definately! Send your comments and suggestions to the Director,
Boy Scout Program Division, Boy Scouts of America - National Office, 1325
West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, Texas 75015-2079.
The twenty-seven volunteers and three professionals with responsibility to
Boy Scouting will periodically read and review those suggestions and
comments and many of them do eventually get acted upon, so your mail is NOT
going to some "circular file" for later disposal.
Those many comments and suggestions, even those by Scouts, have impacted the
program greatly over the years and have led us to merit badges in
communications, engineering and sports; energy and golf, and crime
prevention and truck transportation. It's also given us a new design for
Communication (which was suggested by a Scout in a national contest), and
revisions on several aspects of the Boy Scout advancement procedure over the
many years. The Advancement Procedures booklet, previously only available to
Council (professional) staff, is a visible outgrowth of lots of questions
and comments and suggestions!
So, snailwrite please. And while the Director of the Boy Scout Program
Division *does have email*, it is PREFERRED AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you
please take pen or pencil and paper (or type and print) your suggestions and
ideas and critisms and mail them to the address above.
And do yourself a favor....send a copy of it to your Council's Scout
A lot of times, he or she can quickly answer your comment or question faster
than a response from National!
Hope this helps you (and those many others back there rooting you on, saying
"Good question!!" (I heard you!! *smiling*) )!!!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
personal inquiries via firstname.lastname@example.org,
blackeagle@SCOUTER.net or email@example.com
professional inquiries via firstname.lastname@example.org
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