AquilaNegra2 wrote:Guess I took "write online" as in word processing rather than handwritten. But I can see that it would include email. I'll still *strongly* suggest that they be hand-written. It's a good skill for the boys to have, it takes a lot more thought, and my own experience is that the response is overwhelmingly better -- I can't remember NOT getting a response to a handwritten letter.
maricopasem wrote:Besides, you tell any student born less than 30 years ago to "write" a research paper and I believe the number of them who think that means pencil to paper will be incredibly small, if there are any at all.
maricopasem wrote:But while that skill might be good (and ultimately the skill we're referencing here is penmanship -- good writing is good writing whether its medium is notebook paper or typewriter or computer), that's not the purpose of the requirement or the badge.
WeeWillie wrote:In my earlier post I challenged everyone to come up with a reason why we shouldn't be using the MB pamphlet as the standard for evaluating MB requirements. So far, no takers. Am I to assume that there is no reason?
WeeWillie wrote:SM168 - Blue cards are not required so I didn't require them. This topic came up in yesterday's Round Table. Also, I have noted your comparison of current requirements with those of previous editions.
smtroop168 wrote:USR...I have seen some of the Eagle Project proposals you refer to. Unfortunately they come to me with the Sponsor, SM and CC signatures approving the write up. So which is more sad?
smtroop168 wrote:Ed..it's not the handwriting, it the total lack of details that would allow anyone to do the project and it's still signed off by the troop leadership.
Examples: A building project with no hammer. A collection project with no collection boxes. A conservation project with no workforce except the scout and his Dad. I wish I were kidding.
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