Troop merit badge records

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Troop merit badge records

Postby SM Brogee » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:54 pm

How long does the troop advancement coordinator retain scout blue card records? Is it until the scout turns 18? Forever? A certain amount of years within the troop? My troop earns an enormous amout of merit badges each year. Trying to decide on a temporary (3-7year) or more permanent blue card storage system for future advancement coordinators within the troop. Thanks
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Re: Troop merit badge records

Postby Quailman » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:43 pm

My troop kept blue cards, copies of awards, BOR forms, etc. in file folders, on for each Scout. When boys aged out or dropped, we moved their folders to the archive file, where it was still accessible if needed.

If you don't have space for all the former unit members, then at least keep the records around until the boy's 18th birthday. He is still eligible to register and continue until then.
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