"2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Anything (awards, activities, celebrations, events, ideas) related to the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, including the following, limited "2010 Historical" Merit Badge offerings: CARPENTRY, PATHFINDING, SIGNALING and TRACKING.

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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby PaulSWolf » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:38 pm

I've got the revised requirements posted on the USSSP, along with links to BSA's pamphlet pdfs and other info.

Craig has already done the worksheet for Carpentry. He's also done worksheets for the rank changes which took effect on 1/1/10 and for some of the merit badge changes (including Scuba). They're on the USSSP and if not on the wiki yet, will be soon.
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby smtroop168 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:59 pm

Thanks again Paul and Craig for your efforts!
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby smtroop168 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:01 pm

razor_strop wrote:Thank goodness...it will be much easier under Pathfinding now to locate the local blacksmith, livery stable and telegraph office than to identify places to buy groceries, gasoline or get auto repairs. I see a great deal of short-shrifting the requirements to adapt them to modern life.

Did anyone else notice how on the Tracking flyer someone misaligned the tracks with the animals shown? Awesome.


Your unit is obviously not in Central PA...we have lots of Amish and Mennonite Buggies on the roads around here. :)
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby Cowboy » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:15 pm

Did anyone else notice that they did not feel that it is approriate for them to post the link or announcement on the Centenial page?
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby mt_goodrich » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:34 pm

Had a note from the camp director of the camp we will be attending this summer. They plan on offering those merit badges during camp.
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby wagionvigil » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:00 am

Eberly Reservation ,Camp Conestoga Westmoreland-Fayette Council BSA is offering some of the Merit Badges maybe all they were not sure. I asked about the Signaling because you must be proficient in Morse Code to teach it and low and behold the camp director has been into it for years.
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby deweylure » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:34 am

I saw a post yesterday on the BSA website. It listed requirements and the dates the badge may be earned from April 1,2010until December 31,2010. I guess this means its ok now???????????

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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby deweylure » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:36 am

# The effective date for earning these new merit badges is April 1, 2010, and requirements must be completed no later than Dec. 31, 2010.
# The BSA will not reprint the pamphlets for these merit badges. Reprints of the original merit badge pamphlets are posted to www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/Advancementa ... adges.aspx.

this is a follow up to my prior post
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby PaulSWolf » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:13 pm

Just a reminder. The 4 Historical Merit Badges - Carpentry, Pathfinding, Signaling, and Tracking, could ONLY be earned during 2010.

Scouts that didn't complete the badges by December 31, 2010 may no longer earn the badges or use them for advancement.
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby razor_strop » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:40 pm

Paul, the historical MBs can't be used towards any advancements any longer, but can Scouts still work on and earn them just for the sake of earning them, like other "retired" MBs (and maybe still get and wear the badge while they're still available)?
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby RWSmith » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:09 pm

PaulSWolf wrote:Just a reminder. The 4 Historical Merit Badges - Carpentry, Pathfinding, Signaling, and Tracking, could ONLY be earned during 2010.

Scouts that didn't complete the badges by December 31, 2010 may no longer earn the badges or use them for advancement.

Do not mis-interpret what Paul said (because he meant exactly what he said).

Adults! Pay Attention: Requirements completed (by the Scout(s)) by December 31st, 2010, and then submitting award applications (by the Adults) on/after January 1, 2011, to the CSS for "award" are not the same thing. Don't be stoopie and confuse the two.

IOW, do not hesitate to submit any of these MBs to the CSS for "award" AFTER December 31st, 2010, -if- the requirements were, in fact, completed by the Scout by December 31st. Otherwise, do not.

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If the requirements were not completed by December 31, 2010, then the Scout may not be awarded one of these MBs, and therefore, may not wear it.
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby PaulSWolf » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:53 pm

razor_strop wrote:Paul, the historical MBs can't be used towards any advancements any longer, but can Scouts still work on and earn them just for the sake of earning them, like other "retired" MBs (and maybe still get and wear the badge while they're still available)?
I would assume they will remove the badges from stock very soon, and destroy the remainders, particularly since they wee a special issue with gold borders. So getting the badge will probably not be possible. They shouldn't wear them if they weren't earned while they were available, given the special rules that were used for these badges.

As Bob said, if a Scout finished one or more of them by the end of 2010, they should turn in their completed "blue cards" or equivalents quickly, and their units should turn in advancement reports and order the badges ASAP.
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby RWSmith » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:11 am

PaulSWolf wrote:As Jerry said, if a Scout finished one or more of them by the end of 2010, they should turn in their completed "blue cards" or equivalents quickly, and their units should turn in advancement reports and order the badges ASAP.

Yeah, that too.

P.S. Who is this "Jerry" person I keep hearing about? (Must be a VIP.) :mrgreen:
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby PaulSWolf » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:23 am

RWSmith wrote:
PaulSWolf wrote:As Jerry said, if a Scout finished one or more of them by the end of 2010, they should turn in their completed "blue cards" or equivalents quickly, and their units should turn in advancement reports and order the badges ASAP.

Yeah, that too.

P.S. Who is this "Jerry" person I keep hearing about? (Must be a VIP.) :mrgreen:
OOPS!!! sorry RW. I mistook your note as one from Wagionvigil. My bad.
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby RWSmith » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:36 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby smtroop168 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:02 am

At least he didn't call you a wiki sysop!! :wink:
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby ronin718 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:38 pm

Looking for confirmation... Saw on a local Yahoo Group board that completion period was extended, but MB must have been started prior to 31 Dec.

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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby RWSmith » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:11 pm

Historic Merit Badge Data Entry Deadline Extended

With the deadline of December 31, 2010 for Scouts to earn the historic merit badges, the decision has been made to allow additional time thereafter for entering them into the ScoutNET system. The deadline for doing so has been set as March 31, 2011. This applies to those at the local council who enter advancement based on forms submitted, or unit management software file uploads provided. It also applies to unit advancement processors using Internet Advancement.

The merit badges affected are: Carpentry, Pathfinding, Signaling, and Tracking.

This is not intended as an extension of time to earn the badges; only as additional time for data entry. Troops can submit advancement reports for Historic Merit Badges earned by Scouts before 12/31/10 through March 31, 2011.
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby kwildman » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:07 pm

three months to fill out a couple of check boxes on the online advancement page? Good grief. :roll: Its no wonder so many kids wait until they are 17.9999 to get their eagle.
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Re: "2010 Historical" Merit Badges

Postby AquilaNegra2 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:57 am

I would hate to think that they would've shut the date entry down on 12/31. I'm sure there were hundreds of Scouts who finished on that day.
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