scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Merit Badge Completion Question
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Thu May 18 2000 - 09:33:13 CDT
Pam Glidden wrote:
> Hi Scouters,
> I have been asked this evening by a local
> Assistant SM, if I know how long a Scout
> has to complete a Merit Badge.
> I have checked both of my copies of the BSA
> Advancement Policies and Procedures Guidelines
> and the Boy Scout Requirements book. Neither
> one of them said anything about a time limit for
> completing a merit badge.
> The Scout in question started Wilderness Survival
> Merit Badge in August of '98. He has been trying
> off and on ever since to get hold of the merit badge
> counselor. He has finally connected and was told
> that it had been over a year and was therefore
> invalid. He had finished all the requirement but
> one, which is now complete.
> Does this Scout have to start all over?
Pete Gerlach quoted the policy correctly. The answer is "NO, he does
NOT have to start over", especially if it's the same counselor. The
counselor should be directed to continue where he left off with the
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org