Merit Badge Requirements
Prior to Beginning Merit Badge
The blue merit badge card needs to be filled out properly, printed neatly in ink, and signed and dated by a Scoutmaster before beginning the merit badge. Any Scoutmaster can sign a card for a merit badge taught within the troop; however, only Mr. Cain can sign for a merit badge to be taught outside of our troop.
Upon Completion of Merit Badge
The merit badge form has three parts. One part is retained by your counselor (Counselor’s Record), one part is retained by you (Applicant’s Record), and one part is given to Mr. Schmidt (Application for Merit Badge). If you do not provide the Application for Merit Badge, the merit badge will not be awarded at the next Court of Honor.
The Scout is responsible for filling out and turning in the merit badge card. Merit badge cards will not be accepted from anyone other than the Scout earning the merit badge.
Merit badge cards must be turned in no later than the Wednesday before the Court of Honor. Merit badge cards turned in after that day will be taken and we will make reasonable efforts to award them at the upcoming Court of Honor. If we are unable to do so, the merit badge will be presented at a subsequent Court of Honor
If for some reason we do not award a merit badge and you have given us the blue card, please let or Mr. Schmidt know immediately. You should show us the blue card you have kept.
If you were unable to attend a Court of Honor, you may pick up any merit badges, rank advancements, or awards which were to be awarded, at subsequent meetings. Please contact Mr. Schmidt and the merit badges and/or rank advancement will be given to you.
Record keeping: The scout is responsible for keeping his personal records for his merit badges and rank advancements. For merit badges, the Scout will have the Applicant’s copy of the blue merit badge card to keep as evidence that the badge was completed. At the time the merit badge or rank advancement is awarded, the Scout is given a card with this badge or rank advancement stapled to it. This card should be kept in the Scout’s personal records as evidence that the badge or rank was awarded.
Troop 642 Proper Uniform Dress
You should check your Uniform each week before you attend a meeting.
Make Sure Your Uniform Properly Fits and is Clean!
The Scoutmaster conference is the opportunity for the adult leadership in the Troop to gauge the advancement of the Scout and ensure he is participating in and benefiting from his experience. In Troop 642, we have a tradition of checking that certain Scout-ology is learned and retained. Listed here are the things that our Troop puts value in for the scout to learn. So, use this as a study guide for your next Scoutmaster conference but, remember, use your Scout Book as the ultimate source of information. You should remember all the requirments for you rankandall previous ranks.
Know these things... (All Ranks) Click the links for more information
(Check your rank in the Scout Book for which ones you need to know)
Review all the things you did to reach this advancement. You might be asked what method you would use to judge the width of a river…