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To: Myrddin
I *love* that site, but recently they are really falling behind on updates. I noticed Computers is outdated the other day, for example. I emailed them and offered to help out, but nothing from them yet.

Anyway Electronics is on mom's want list, but so far he has not really gone for it. It actually looks like a fairly demanding MB to me...

Here is what he has now (non-Eagle) -
Animal Science
Space Exploration
Fire Safety
Nuclear Science
Snow Sports

He is going to be working on Wilderness Survival next...did you know there is a movement to have it added as a required Eagle badge?

Look at all that "free education" from a lot of professionals. How can any club or other activity come close by comparison in terms of what they have to offer?

25 posted on 01/24/2006 8:31:25 AM PST by MarMema (He will bring us goodness and Light.)
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To: MarMema
Looks like he already has a pretty good selection of elective badges. That set of 15 more than fills in the difference on top of the required Eagle badges. It might be better to lock onto the required ones at this point. Aside from the required badges, the project is going to be the most significant hurdle. He still has a service project to do for his Life badge.

My Life service project was done at a widow's house on the edge of town. I took my patrol out and we cleared the brush for a 300 foot radius from her home. She had a farm with a barn and field around the house. The brush had grown fairly heavy and we had lots of brush fires (1970) in the area.

I think the Wilderness Survival badge would be an excellent upgrade to the required Eagle badges. It is a very useful skill. Many of those skills were traditionally part of the 2nd and 1st class requirements.

27 posted on 01/24/2006 10:01:20 AM PST by Myrddin
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