WVBeaver05 wrote:AquilaNegra wrote:There isn't anything wrong with learning about something they have no interest in just to get the badge. As Dallin found with birdwatching, they may discover a passion they didn't know existed. Or they may find they never want to do it again.
I agree completely!! This is a point that I bring out in almost those exact words in Adult Leader Training as well as with Scouts.
As a general rule, MBs don't go very deeply into most subjects, but they do give a fairly good exposure to the subjects. Enough to know if it is something that you have some interest in (even though you thought you didn't) and want to pursue - at least to find out more about. Or, equally (or pehaps more importantly) it is good to know things that you don't really like.
riverwalk wrote:... There should not be any official BSA award for it. ...
I also agree, but if you are taking it just to say : I have done all the merit badges", then thats not really helpful. YOu should have at least an interest in the general topic of the MB, and not just choose it for bragging rights. defeats the purpose IMHO
muletrain wrote:Just want to say congratulations to your son and your family for their dedication. It takes a lot of family support and sacrifice to help a young man achieve this goal. It would be nice to see more scouting families with that much dedication to their scouting sons.
milominderbinder2 wrote:How many palms are they earning?
AquilaNegra2 wrote:Not sure, but there's now a site that shows the Scouts who have already accomplished this -- all 24 of them http://MeritBadgeKnot.com
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