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Personal Management Merit Badge

Why Should I Earn This Badge?
Managing your life is similar to planning a journey. It is often best to have a road map before you begin and to plot a course that will help you avoid and minimize bumps and detours along the way. Earning the Personal Management Merit Badge will help you learn to manage critical parts of your life, including your time, you money and your future.
- Personal Management MB Book, 2008 Printing
 
Eagle Required Merit Badge: Yes
 
Expected Completion: This course will take at least 13 weeks to complete, due to length of Requirement 2.
 
Restrictions and Limitations: Due to the complex financial concepts covered in the course, it is not geared for younger scouts. The course is best suited to Scouts who have achieved the rank of First Class, or above; or are at least 13 years old, regardless of rank.
 
Course Dates: The initial class is scheduled for Sunday, February 21, 2010, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. It will cover the requirements and instructions, as well as a schedule for completing all requirements. I’ve tentatively scheduled additional classes for March 21, April 25, and May 30. We will have four formal meetings to discuss the requirements and review the Scouts' progress on them. Meetings will be held in the Scout room at the Macungie Institute.
 
Additional Information: The Personal Management MB is based upon financial and time management. All coursework will be done by the Scout to ensure he understands all the concepts. After the initial meeting, it is each Scout's responsibility to check-in with the Counselor to address questions and to track the Scout's progress.
 
Note to Parents/Guardians: It is assumed that the qualities of the Scout Law and Oath/Promise extend to each Scout's parents/guardians; while they are welcome to participate in the "family discussion" portion of requirements, they should allow the Scout to complete all requirements on their own so that the Scout has a thorough understanding of the Merit Badge requirements.
 
Required Course Materials:
Personal Management MB Book - May be borrowed from Troop Library or purchased at Scout Store
Personal Management MB Requirements List [link opens in new window]
Personal Management MB Workbook [PDF format]
Personal Management MB Schedule and Syllabus [PDF format]
 
Questions: If you have any questions, please contact Beth Massa, Personal Management merit badge counselor.