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Lifesaving MB

Postby optimist » Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:52 pm

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Posted: 03 Aug 2004 01:41 pm Post subject: Lifesaving MB

I find it interesting that you can take Lifesaving without
taking Swimming. That does not compute for me. ALso after
looking at the Phillipine Scout Site Found they still require
Swimming and Lifesaving as Eagle Required not an optional
Required.
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Posted: 03 Aug 2004 02:07 pm Post subject:

I agree that doesnt make sense. It's like trying to run a
buisness when you've never worked a day in your life. You dont
know how to do anything.
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Postby Guneukitschik » Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:02 am

Perhaps our system here needs some updating! or at least a little reorganization!

I wonder why national put in place those requirements when it seems so logical the way you described it above.
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Postby ICanCanoeCanU » Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:06 pm

Ditto on all of the above!
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Postby cballman » Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:47 pm

well here goes a wild scene. the camp I just got back from states in the leader guide that to earn the lifesaving merit badge you must have the swimming merit badge. now here is the question I had a scout that we thought had earned the swimming merit badge but he told us he hasent. well he was taking the lifesaving merit badge and earned it. but he still hasent earned the swimming yet. but in the req. it does not state that the swimming merit badge was requird to take lifesaving but the camp says you must who rules?
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Postby wagionvigil » Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:52 pm

The MB Requirements Have it hands down. Camps can set their own rules to control numbers. nOw the next question is Did the Boy get a Completed MB Card from the Camp?
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Postby cballman » Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:57 am

yes he did and did a great job!!!
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Postby Lynda J » Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:21 am

A counselor can not change a requirement on a merit badge. The boy has earned the badge.
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Postby JazerNorth » Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:37 am

The Life Saving merit badge use to require the swimming merit badge, but that has changed. Now the scout only needs to complete the 2nd class swimming requirements.

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Postby boy_scout5 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:30 am

well here goes a wild scene. the camp I just got back from states in the leader guide that to earn the lifesaving merit badge you must have the swimming merit badge. now here is the question I had a scout that we thought had earned the swimming merit badge but he told us he hasent. well he was taking the lifesaving merit badge and earned it. but he still hasent earned the swimming yet. but in the req. it does not state that the swimming merit badge was requird to take lifesaving but the camp says you must who rules


noone rules, you just have to take the swimming merit badge because noone wants to be saved by a person who technically hasnt learned how to swim. :D If you know how to swim, then you have to show it!
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Postby BM_Crawford » Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:28 pm

boy_scout5 wrote:noone rules, you just have to take the swimming merit badge because noone wants to be saved by a person who technically hasnt learned how to swim. :D If you know how to swim, then you have to show it!


I couldn't agree with you more. I think the thought swimming not being required for lifesaving a bit of a joke. I wonder if BSA National even realizes that it is not required? Someone should write a letter or something.
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Postby ASM-142 » Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:47 am

The ability to swim is required for Lifesaving (see requirement 1b - swim 400 yards). The swimming MB however is not a requirement and should not be since the requirements for lifesaving MB are tougher and the scout may decide to earn hiking MB or biking MB instead.
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Postby BM_Crawford » Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:31 pm

Swimming MB is easier so it should come first. Just because you take swimming does not negate you from taking hiking or cycling. I have both swimming and cycling merit badges
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Postby ASM-142 » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:49 am

I agree that you can get swimming, hiking, and cycling. However only one may be used towards Eagle.
If it is not written down then it is not an official rule
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Postby PaulSWolf » Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:20 am

ASM-142 wrote:I agree that you can get swimming, hiking, and cycling. However only one may be used towards Eagle.
More precisely, only one of them can be used as one of the 12 REQUIRED badges needed for Eagle. The other can, and should, still be used as one of the 9 elective badges needed for the rank.
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Postby BM_Crawford » Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:57 am

PaulSWolf wrote:More precisely, only one of them can be used as one of the 12 REQUIRED badges needed for Eagle. The other can, and should, still be used as one of the 9 elective badges needed for the rank.


Thanks PaulSWolf, that's what I was trying to get across. :)
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Postby ASM-142 » Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:14 pm

I agree 100%
If it is not written down then it is not an official rule
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