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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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To: MarMema
Making Eagle at 13 is a major accomplishment.

I had a keen interest in electricity in kindergarden. The bell and buzzer circuits that were common in "science fair" stuff in 6th grade were the subject on my "show and tell" in kindergarden. Both electricity and electronics are great "rainy day" things to do inside. You can get the basic parts at Radio Shack.

You obviously have a computer in the house. The computer merit badge is a good indoor activity too. The weather merit badge is a quick one too.

Look over the requirements here. Quicker and cheaper than chasing down a printed copy.

20 posted on 01/23/2006 10:54:55 PM PST by Myrddin
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