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To: MarMema
You need to concentrate on getting the required merit badges out of the way. When you run into a resource limit, divert the energy to a merit badge that holds a particularly keen interest. Snap them up as rapidly as time permits. Most badges are just a matter of tenaciously knocking out the requirements. Often it can be done in a single day.

The article about bad advice is clearly something experienced by many scouts. My #2 son definitely has the tenacity. He has financed his degree in business by selling real estate. As a 22 year old licensed real estate broker, he is well positioned to pursue his interest in law school. He plans to do that in the Fall of 2007 after his commitment to the USMC is complete.

18 posted on 01/23/2006 10:07:01 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin
You need to concentrate on getting the required merit badges out of the way.

We're trying. Constant rain is keeping us from completing Pers. Fitness and Cycling.

He's got First Aid, E Prep, all three Citizenships, Env Sc., Family Life, and is working on Communications.
We're hoping by fall he'll have everything but Pers. Management.

When you run into a resource limit, divert the energy to a merit badge that holds a particularly keen interest. Snap them up as rapidly as time permits.

Good strategy! Thanks.

It's awful about your son. A loss to the troop and to Scouting!

I have seen young Scouts like the article describes and hope they are being carefully nurtured.

Last spring I had a 15 yo Scout in my Animal Science group at a weekend MB event. He took it because he was already Eagle at 13(I think?) and had now some 70 plus merit badges, but not yet Animal Science.

19 posted on 01/23/2006 10:17:25 PM PST by MarMema (He will bring us goodness and Light.)
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