scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Changing MB requirements (was: Re: Camping MB at Summer Camp)
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM
Mon Jun 12 2000 - 17:40:59 CDT
> From: Scouts-L Youth Group List [mailto:Scouts-L@listserv.tcu.edu]On
> Behalf Of Paul S. Wolf
> Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2000 11:45 PM
> "Thomas W. Strong Jr." wrote:
> > I was trying to find that statement (to settle an argument) in the
> > advancement guidelines the other day, and I was unable to find it
> > there or anywhere else I looked. Do you know where such a statement
> > can be found?
> I've never found it either, in so many words. However, I've always
> taken the following statement, from Advancement Committee Policies and
> Procedures (#33088C) Page 32:
> "There is NO deadline for completion of merit badges other than
> age 18."
> to mean that once a Scout starts working on a merit badge, he may
> continue working on it using the requirements he started with, until he
> completes it, or turns 18, whichever comes first.
I've never seen it in writing either, but have had it discussed at the
Philmont advancement session (1990) and in conversations with both John
Dalrymple and his predecessor.
Bruce E. Cobern