scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Eagle Requirements & Merit Badges
Darryl Hammill (darryl.hammill@NCMAIL.NET
Wed Apr 05 2000 - 08:41:09 CDT
I am now confused. After talking to my Life Scout Son - I am even more
confused than before on the Eagle Merit Badge Requirements.
Here's what I see:
Star = 6 merit badges
Life = 5 more merit badges
Eagle = 10 more merit badges
But, 12 of the 21 must be the Eagle Required Badges. That means to me
there are 9 other badges (at a minimum) required for Eagle.
But, Life Scout Son sees it this way; he believes he needs to earn 10
badges between his Life to Eagle Rank. Here's why:
"Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than you already have),
He sees it as saying that he cannot (essentially) count the badges he
used (with the exception of the Eagle Badges of course) earning Star and
Life. In his mind it is not cumulative.
Please help out dear old dad (that's me) on this one. As the Committee
Chair for the Troop I am a bit embarrassed that I am confused on this.