scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Purchasing Rank and Merit badges
Tue Jun 20 2000 - 10:08:25 CDT
<< I also have a problem with
the whole concept of not being allowed to purchase rank and merit badges in
Sadly, for many councils, this is no longer an option. The tightening up has
already occurred and we have simply learned to live with it. The boys
however do not seem to be much affected by it. Maybe they are less impressed
with getting the patch than getting the recognition that they have earned it.
Our council (the Northeast Illinois) has had this rule for, oh about 3
years. We live with it. The adults need to change their thoughts; the
Scouts don't seem to have noticed.
Yours in Scouting,
G. John Marmet
Troop 156, Glenview, IL