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Re: How Many Eagle Palms?

Postby smtroop168 » Sun May 09, 2010 7:37 pm

PaulSWolf wrote:Inventing is to be issued on June 17th, and Robotics is due to be issued early next year. So we'll be at 129 from June 17th until Robotics is issued, then 130 after that.

How real is the June 17th date?
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Re: How Many Eagle Palms?

Postby PaulSWolf » Sun May 09, 2010 9:58 pm

There's a special presentation being made that day in Boston, by the BSA and MIT, which developed the badge.

See the announcement on the Boston Minuteman Council web site at:

http://www.bsaboston.org/registration/c ... Key=775625
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Re: How Many Eagle Palms?

Postby smtroop168 » Mon May 10, 2010 10:25 am

PaulSWolf wrote:There's a special presentation being made that day in Boston, by the BSA and MIT, which developed the badge.

See the announcement on the Boston Minuteman Council web site at:

http://www.bsaboston.org/registration/c ... Key=775625


Thanks. Looks like the start date should be 15 May. Seen the "official" requirements?
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Re: How Many Eagle Palms?

Postby PaulSWolf » Mon May 10, 2010 11:31 am

The EARN date will be June 17.

The START date of May 15 is only for those 25 Scouts in Boston.

And, yes, I've seen, but will not post until they're official, what are the apparent final requirements.

BTW, the total number of available merit badges will drop to 125 on 1/1/2011, since the 4 Historic badges will be gone then. Then it'll go up to 126 when Robotics is released, not 130 as I stated earlier.
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Re: How Many Eagle Palms?

Postby scoutaholic » Mon May 10, 2010 8:20 pm

PaulSWolf wrote:...BTW, the total number of available merit badges will drop to 125 on 1/1/2011, since the 4 Historic badges will be gone then. Then it'll go up to 126 when Robotics is released, not 130 as I stated earlier.


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Re: How Many Eagle Palms?

Postby ScoutMomGWRC » Thu May 03, 2012 10:57 pm

owl scouter wrote:But now that I think about it, there is a way around this. Do you know merit badges are not retired!?!?!?!? If you can find a counselor, find a book that has the requirements, and find the badge you can earn some that are not officially listed right now. Even now some scouts are earning Bee Keeping as an example. That badge was taken off the list over 10 years ago. So I guess if you really tried you might be able to earn MORE THAN 20 palms!!!!! Now that would be something.

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Is this true?? I have a scout who wants to earn that Bee Keeping merit badge.
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Re: How Many Eagle Palms?

Postby PaulSWolf » Thu May 03, 2012 11:49 pm

ScoutMomGWRC wrote:
owl scouter wrote:But now that I think about it, there is a way around this. Do you know merit badges are not retired!?!?!?!? If you can find a counselor, find a book that has the requirements, and find the badge you can earn some that are not officially listed right now. Even now some scouts are earning Bee Keeping as an example. That badge was taken off the list over 10 years ago. So I guess if you really tried you might be able to earn MORE THAN 20 palms!!!!! Now that would be something.

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John


Is this true?? I have a scout who wants to earn that Bee Keeping merit badge.
No it is NOT TRUE!! Here's a direct quote from the Guide to Advancement:
7.0.4.4 Discontinued Merit Badges
Scouts may not begin working on discontinued merit badges. If actual effort has already begun by the time discontinuation becomes effective, and work actively continues, then the badge may be completed and can count toward rank advancement, but presentation of the badge itself will be subject to availability. It is a misconception that discontinued merit badges may be earned as long as the patch and requirements can be found.
(Emphasis added.)
Given that there are now 128 merit badges, the maximum number of palms is 21 (7 Silver Palms - 105 merit badges above the 21 required for Eagle))
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Re: How Many Eagle Palms?

Postby Reasonable Rascal » Fri May 04, 2012 12:46 am

That's a real shame. Here and the boys had their hearts set on Bookbinding MB.

Truthfully, our senior-most Scouter earned it as a youth. Now that we are in the age of the Kindle I don't suppose there would be much call for the skill any longer.

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Re: How Many Eagle Palms?

Postby ScoutMomGWRC » Fri May 04, 2012 9:18 pm

Thank you PaulSWolf...
I thought that was the case.
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