scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Merit Badges in Troop Meeting
Conrad Shultz (shultzc@HOME.COM
Tue Feb 29 2000 - 12:03:53 CST
I haven't really been paying too much attention to this topic, so if this
has already been commented on, please ignore my rambling.
My troop, apparently, is an exception to the rule. It is rare during the
school year for us to not have at least on merit badge going. Right now, in
my troop of about 20 people, we have Backpacking, Family Life, and Cit. in
the World all going on at once (during the regular meetings). Is this
highly unusual? It seems to work pretty well for us.
My question, then, is if other units are not working on merit badges during
meetings, what do they do? Games all of the time? Rapid non-MB related
advancement? Guest speakers/workshops? I'm just curious...
Yours in Scouting,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allen Maddox" <amaddox@LUTRON.COM>
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2000 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: Merit Badges in Troop Meeting
I have adamantly discouraged Merit Badges during regular meetings, until
now. Historically, the Committee decided that it was time to introduce Merit
Badges and the Advancement Chair would set up the boys to do these, breaking
them into groups through out the town. This was very disruptive to the week
to week subject flow of the meetings, and just throw what the boys had
planned out the window.
Now the PLC has decided that it would like to incorporate some of the Merit
Badge skills into what they are currently working on.
I see this as being good for the boys, as long as they continue to do the
planning and running of the meetings.
YiS (Yours in Scouting)
Honey Brook, PA
Horseshoe Trail District, Chester County Council
A Wild and Crazy Fox.... and working my ticket
..........The journey is the destination of adventure...........