Personal Management Merit Badge

Mrs. Eckley has generously volunteered her time to help our scouts with Personal Management Merit Badge.  This is a required Eagle Scout merit badge.

She plans to meet at the scout building at 6:30pm on December 4, December 11, and December 18.  If you’re in Troop 45 and interested, please contact your scoutmaster for a blue card.

Per the official BSA write-up on this merit badge: “Personal management is about mapping a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to reach those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities”

Most scouts find this to be among their hardest merit badges, so I do NOT recommend it for new scouts.  Typically, scouts get far more out of this merit badge when they are a little older.  It’s a tough merit badge and we want them to successfully complete it.  The merit badge requires at least 3 months to complete.  Usually, it’s best to take this when you’re a teenager and have achieved at least the First Class rank.

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