scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Changing MB requirements (was: Re: Camping MB at Summer Camp)
Sarah Nunez (trinoaks@FLASH.NET
Thu Jun 15 2000 - 06:04:59 CDT
On 06/13/00, "Paul S. Wolf" <Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU> wrote:
>Sarah, based on a letter Cal Gray has from John Dalrymple, and
>discussions with John Dalrymple that Bruce cobern and i have both had,
>the rule for merit badges is a Scout may complete the badge using the
>requirements in effect when he started.
<Sigh!> Ok, I stand corrected, but it still doesn't make sense to me.
We don't do that with rank advancement; why should we do it with merit
>"Started" however, is not as Craig effectively said, "they started when
>they went on their first campout", but rather, "started" should be
>taken to be when the Scout requested and received an Application for
>Merit Badge (blue card) from his SM and contacted the assigned Merit
Is that to say that they can't count any nights of camping before the
date of the SM's signature on that blue card? That nothing they did
before calling the counselor can be counted?