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Safety MB Eagle required?

Postby FearLess » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:58 pm

Tonight our troop had a court of honor and I recieved my safety merit badge, but I had a white + logo encircled in bright green and trimmed with a silver borderline. Isn't the silver trim only used for eagle required merit badges?


Can I upload a picture?
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Postby cballman » Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:47 pm

many moons ago the safety merit badge was required now it is not so you must have received and old one.
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Postby PaulSWolf » Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:00 pm

Charlie is correct. Safety was required until April 1, 1999, so the badge you got was produced before then.
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Postby FearLess » Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:59 am

So it dosn't count as an Eagle required? My Merit Badge sash will look kinda funny with 13 Eagle required badges on it. :wink:

My BS Handbook was made in 1998, but dosn't show safety as Eagle required.
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Postby Mrw » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:17 am

The current safety badges have the green border. Yours is just old. I have a couple of that vintage in my extra badge bag, but I don't give them out.

Don't worry about the sash looking funny. My older son earned cycling before it became a required badge and his sash ended up with only 11 silver bordered badges as a result.

If it really bothers you, have it replaced with a green bordered one. Badges coat about $1.30, so it shouldn't be an issue.
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Postby JazerNorth » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:45 am

I bet somebody would be willing to buy the new badge and trade the new badge for the older badge.

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Postby Rick Tyler » Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:50 am

FearLess wrote:So it dosn't count as an Eagle required? My Merit Badge sash will look kinda funny with 13 Eagle required badges on it. :wink:


Don't worry about it. My Canoeing MB patch has been upside down since 1968 and no one seems to care!
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Postby Lynda J » Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:02 pm

Kevin puts him badges on his sash as he earns them. So they are all mixed up anyway. I had suggested that he put all eagles down one side but being a typical 11/12 year old he did it his way. And since he has to sew them on it is his deal.
So don't worry about your sash looking funny.

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Postby Mrw » Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:17 pm

My boys wanted them in the order they were earned. I sewed most of them and one smart aleck tried to complain his First Aid was upside down!
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Postby EagleBoy62204 » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:52 pm

i sewed mine in the dark one time, so they were all turned around and goofy looking. l tried spelling out Hi going vertical with all my non required badges that i earned (i have 40 at least..). I have some like sports when it was required back in the late 90s along with safety. They were the first two i ever earned as a first year, so those are the ones i have straight. But ones like personal fitness i have the little guy rong side up so he looks like hes doing a cartwheel
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Postby diamondbackAPL » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:54 pm

on this subject, does anybody here think safety should still be Eagle required?

P.S. Fearless, I love that song. Do you ever listen to total axxess on the radio? that song was number one on the hotlist (5 hottest songs on the planet) the other night.
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Postby Scouting179 » Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:16 pm

"old" merit badges that are no longer made have been found sitting on council store shelves as long as 35 years after production ceased. I know this because about 6 months ago I found an Engineering MB that had been made in the 1960s at the council store. This is a lot more common than you'd think, but is rarer once the 10-15 year time frame has passed. This occurs more with the less common MBs and also because when the clerks stock the shelves, they just put the new ones on the top.

So, if you're a collector, scrounge your store and look on the bottom of the piles!
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Postby FearLess » Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:27 am

Mrw wrote:The current safety badges have the green border. Yours is just old. I have a couple of that vintage in my extra badge bag, but I don't give them out.

Don't worry about the sash looking funny. My older son earned cycling before it became a required badge and his sash ended up with only 11 silver bordered badges as a result.

If it really bothers you, have it replaced with a green bordered one. Badges coat about $1.30, so it shouldn't be an issue.



Just one thing----- it has the green border.



diamondbackAPL I don't have total axxess where I live (sniff sniff).
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Postby evmori » Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:38 am

Rick Tyler wrote:
FearLess wrote:So it dosn't count as an Eagle required? My Merit Badge sash will look kinda funny with 13 Eagle required badges on it. :wink:


Don't worry about it. My Canoeing MB patch has been upside down since 1968 and no one seems to care!


Bet it's hard to canoe that way :wink:
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Postby FearLess » Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:51 am

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Postby Mrw » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:18 am

I looked at your picture. Definitely the old style badge, not the current one.
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Postby FearLess » Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:36 am

I did a google search the the older safety MB seems more yellow.... Oh well, thanks for answering my question!
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Postby diamondbackAPL » Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:58 pm

FearLess wrote:


diamondbackAPL I don't have total axxess where I live (sniff sniff).


you can listen to it online. go to wayfm.com. (wayfm is the station that plays total axxess).
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Postby FearLess » Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:31 pm

Now that you answered my question---- is there a way to close or delete a topic? Or do you leave it open :? ?
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Postby diamondbackAPL » Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:18 am

i think we just leave it open, so that if new members in the future want to sa something, they can say it. that's happened a lot on these boards.
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