Camping MB -- When does "20 days" start?

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Camping MB -- When does "20 days" start?

Postby KennyD » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:28 am

Hello,
A question about the Camping merit badge - does the 20 days & nights requirement start when the scout starts the merit badge or may the scout count his camping trips since he became a Boy Scout? We have an ASM who insists we should count the days since he started in scouting.

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Re: Camping - when does 20 days start?

Postby Billiken » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:50 am

Start of Boy Scouting.

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Re: Camping - when does 20 days start?

Postby FrankJ » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:05 am

If you look at the various merit badge guides, they say in general a boy can start working on requirements at any time once registered as a boy scout. A few of the requirements will start with discuss with your MBC obviously those need a MBC prior to working on those requirements. Since camping nights is not one of those, a MBC should not (thanks Matt) be adding to the requirements.
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Re: Camping MB -- When does "20 days" start?

Postby smtroop168 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:01 am

FrankJ means NOT add to the requirements. :)

This is probably the number one MB requirement that is "started" before the scout has a signed blue card from his SM.

Your ASM is correct.
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Re: Camping MB -- When does "20 days" start?

Postby wagionvigil » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:29 am

smtroop168 wrote:FrankJ means NOT add to the requirements. :)

This is probably the number one MB requirement that is "started" before the scout has a signed blue card from his SM.

Your ASM is correct.

Days camping as a webelos or a cub do not count. Correct Matt?
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Re: Camping MB -- When does "20 days" start?

Postby smtroop168 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:41 am

wagionvigil wrote:
smtroop168 wrote:FrankJ means NOT add to the requirements. :)

This is probably the number one MB requirement that is "started" before the scout has a signed blue card from his SM.

Your ASM is correct.

Days camping as a webelos or a cub do not count. Correct Matt?


Correct. All merit badge requirements must be met while a registered Boy Scout or Varsity Scout, or a qualified Venturer or Sea Scout. Accomplishments before joining, or while a Cub Scout, do not apply. (OOPS! :wink: )
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