scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Purchasing Rank and Merit badges
Paul S. Wolf (paul.s.wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Sat Jun 17 2000 - 12:39:29 CDT
Bob Lazell wrote:
> While I had copies of advancement forms, only one form was being
> submitted to Council that day. Furthermore, I was told that
> the copy of the advancement form for Eagle was unacceptable and that
> I would need the actual certificates to purchase Eagle kits.
> I also have a problem with the whole concept of not being allowed to
> purchase rank and merit badges in advance.
>From Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures (#33088C) - Page 32:
Badges of rank, merit badges, and Eagle Palms are restricted items.
These items may not be sold or distributed unless the Advancement
report, No 34403A, has been properly filled out and has been submitted
to the local council office. To do otherwise will jeopardize individual
youth members' record of achievement.
So as to having a stock of badges on hand, they are well within their
rights to require the report.
That being said, particularly for the Eagle kit, once the certificate
and other items have been returned from the national office, the
Advancement Report HAS been filled out, and there should be no need to
see the actual certificate, since the council office should have a
record of it already.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org