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New requirements for Citizenship in the Nation

Postby Andersen » Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:51 am

Where can I find them? Are they online somewhere?
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Postby optimist » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:11 am

I'm working on that as we speak. MeritBadge.com should be updated soon.
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Re: New requirements for Citizenship in the Nation

Postby PaulSWolf » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:34 am

Andersen wrote:Where can I find them? Are they online somewhere?


While Mike gets meritbadge.com updated, you can see ALL the changes to advancements at:

http://users.adelphia.net/~pwolf/USScou ... ges05.html
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Postby optimist » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:48 am

I should mention that Paul made my job easy this year by sending me all the changes in an email this weekend.

Thanks Paul :D
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Postby riverwalk » Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:44 am

:) I've asked before, for my Troop, if the MB requirements within this Site are always up to date? I may have missed the answer previously, but this thread leads me to think I can offer it as a resource. :)
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Postby Rick Tyler » Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:50 am

I've always found meritbadge.com to be as up-to-date as any other MB reference in BSA. As an eBay seller rating might say: "Great Scouters!!!3!! Helpful!!!!!!! A+++++!!!!"
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Postby riverwalk » Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:50 am

:? Okay, my puter skills are limited to email and ebay. Please, webmaster or moderator, or somebody kindly remove my multiple posts. This happened because I got one of those pages saying I could't access, so I kept trying, then all went through, woo-hoo!
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Postby RWSmith » Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:34 am

And then there was one. :wink:
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Postby PaulSWolf » Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:30 pm

optimist wrote:I should mention that Paul made my job easy this year by sending me all the changes in an email this weekend.

Thanks Paul :D

1) I'm glad to help, as always.
2) Considering MY site is off line, I wanted to get the information out to as many people as possible, and this site is a great resource for all Scouting.

As for Riverwalk's comment:
I've asked before, for my Troop, if the MB requirements within this Site are always up to date? I may have missed the answer previously, but this thread leads me to think I can offer it as a resource.

You certainly can use this site (and mine)as a resource for your Scouts. Even BSA has done so by mentioning these sites in Scouting and Boys Life Magazines as reliable sources of information.

Mike and I both try to get the information on the web as quickly as possible once BSA publishes new requirements. Sometimes it just takes some time for either of us to get the information from BSA, as neither of us has any "inside track" to the information. We just buy copies of the BSA booklets like everyone else. Neither this site nor mine (usscouts.org) is OFFICIAL, but we BOTH try to make sure our information is as current as is feasible.

The OFFICIAL information is, of course, the current PRINTED edition of "Boy Scout Requirements" and the other BSA publications, even when they contain errors, see: http://users.adelphia.net/~pwolf/USScou ... cholarship
(In that case, BSA forgot to include the new requirements for the Scholarship MB in the new printing of "Boy Scout Requirements")

So OFFICIALLY, since "Boy Scout Requirements 2005" does NOT include the new requirements for that badge, Scouts should use the old requirements and Counselors should require they do so. As a PRACTICAL matter, however, I would encourage Counselors and Scouts to use the new requirements, since that was BSA's intent. Of course, once a Counselor approves the Scout's work, the "deed is done". As long as either set is used, I'd have no problem as an Advancement Committee member or SM in accepting the Scout's or Counselor's decision.

BTW, I'll write BSA tonight and notify them of the error in the book, in case no one else has already pointed out the mistake..
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Postby optimist » Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:36 am

Ok, I finally got the current information up on the requirements pages on MeritBadge.com. I still have work to do making sure the worksheets are properly revised so please check worksheets against the requirements pages before you use them.

Unfortunately, "unofficial" sites like mine and Paul's have to play catch up every time the BSA releases new requirements. I wonder if National has ever considered whether or not it would be to their member's advantage to send us this information in advance. I'm sure it would be helpful for ScoutNet certified software companies like Troopmaster as well.
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Re: New requirements for Citizenship in the Nation

Postby Scouting179 » Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:52 am

PaulSWolf wrote:While Mike gets meritbadge.com updated, you can see ALL the changes to advancements at:

http://users.adelphia.net/~pwolf/USScou ... ges05.html


Paul: does this web address change apply to all of the USSCOUTS pages? As I recall, it used to be http://usscouts.org
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Re: New requirements for Citizenship in the Nation

Postby PaulSWolf » Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:39 am

Scouting179 wrote:
PaulSWolf wrote:While Mike gets meritbadge.com updated, you can see ALL the changes to advancements at:

http://users.adelphia.net/~pwolf/USScou ... ges05.html


Paul: does this web address change apply to all of the USSCOUTS pages? As I recall, it used to be http://usscouts.org
No. That's just a temporary URL, for that specific page only, on some pesonal web space I have available from my home ISP. Once we get our server built and reloaded, all the usscouts.org, macscouter.org, and other web sites we maintain will go back to their original uses.
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Postby Rick Tyler » Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:27 pm

optimist wrote:Ok, I finally got the current information up on the requirements pages on MeritBadge.com. I still have work to do making sure the worksheets are properly revised so please check worksheets against the requirements pages before you use them.


Two things. First, I adore both meritbadge.com and the usscouts.org family of Websites. They are an invaluable resource. I like the historical MB requirements on usscouts.org, too.

Second, I am starting to work with some Scouts on Cit Community Real Soon Now. Optimist, would you like me to do a draft worksheet for you? Email me if you are interested.
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Postby optimist » Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:08 pm

Sure, Rick, that would be great :)
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Postby Rick Tyler » Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:44 am

optimist wrote:Sure, Rick, that would be great :)


I have a worksheet for Cit Community that uses the new 2005 requirements. It's in Word, but I could easily make a pdf out of it, too.

Optimist, how can I get it to you? You don't post your email address and PM is turned off!
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Postby Rick Tyler » Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:44 am

optimist wrote:Sure, Rick, that would be great :)


I have a worksheet for Cit Community that uses the new 2005 requirements. It's in Word, but I could easily make a pdf out of it, too.

Optimist, how can I get it to you? You don't post your email address and PM is turned off!
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Postby Rick Tyler » Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:44 am

I have a worksheet for Cit Community that uses the new 2005 requirements. It's in Word, but I could easily make a pdf out of it, too.

Optimist, how can I get it to you? You don't post your email address and PM is turned off!
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Re: New requirements for Citizenship in the Nation

Postby PaulSWolf » Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:52 pm

PaulSWolf wrote:
Scouting179 wrote:
PaulSWolf wrote:While Mike gets meritbadge.com updated, you can see ALL the changes to advancements at:

http://users.adelphia.net/~pwolf/USScou ... ges05.html


Paul: does this web address change apply to all of the USSCOUTS pages? As I recall, it used to be http://usscouts.org
No. That's just a temporary URL, for that specific page only, on some pesonal web space I have available from my home ISP. Once we get our server built and reloaded, all the usscouts.org, macscouter.org, and other web sites we maintain will go back to their original uses.


As many of you may have noticed, our site is back on line. We haven't announced it officially yet, as we are still debugging, but for the most part, we're up and running fine.

The page at the URL I gave before has been changed to redirect you to our permanent site. Or you can just use the following link to access the site.
http://usscouts.org/advance/boyscout/advchanges05.html

All of our merit badge pages are up to date, as well, including the historical information.

Rick: Could you send a copy of your worksheet to me, as well? Thanks.
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Re: New requirements for Citizenship in the Nation

Postby PaulSWolf » Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:52 pm

PaulSWolf wrote:
Scouting179 wrote:
PaulSWolf wrote:While Mike gets meritbadge.com updated, you can see ALL the changes to advancements at:

http://users.adelphia.net/~pwolf/USScou ... ges05.html


Paul: does this web address change apply to all of the USSCOUTS pages? As I recall, it used to be http://usscouts.org
No. That's just a temporary URL, for that specific page only, on some pesonal web space I have available from my home ISP. Once we get our server built and reloaded, all the usscouts.org, macscouter.org, and other web sites we maintain will go back to their original uses.


As many of you may have noticed, our site is back on line. We haven't announced it officially yet, as we are still debugging, but for the most part, we're up and running fine.

The page at the URL I gave before has been changed to redirect you to our permanent site. Or you can just use the following link to access the site.
http://usscouts.org/advance/boyscout/advchanges05.html

All of our merit badge pages are up to date, as well, including the historical information.

Rick: Could you send a copy of your worksheet to me, as well? Thanks.
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Re: New requirements for Citizenship in the Nation

Postby PaulSWolf » Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:57 pm

PaulSWolf wrote:
Scouting179 wrote:
PaulSWolf wrote:While Mike gets meritbadge.com updated, you can see ALL the changes to advancements at:

http://users.adelphia.net/~pwolf/USScou ... ges05.html


Paul: does this web address change apply to all of the USSCOUTS pages? As I recall, it used to be http://usscouts.org
No. That's just a temporary URL, for that specific page only, on some pesonal web space I have available from my home ISP. Once we get our server built and reloaded, all the usscouts.org, macscouter.org, and other web sites we maintain will go back to their original uses.
As many of you may have noticed, our site is back on line. We haven't announced it officially yet, as we are still debugging, but for the most part, we're up and running fine.

The page at the URL I gave before has been changed to redirect you to our permanent site. Or you can just use the following link to access the site.
http://usscouts.org/advance/boyscout/advchanges05.html

All of our merit badge pages are up to date, as well, including the historical information.

Rick: Could you send a copy of your worksheet to me, as well? Thanks.
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