I am a Boyscout.
I want to become an Eagle scout.
Part of becoming an Eagle scout is getting some required merit badges. To get these merit badges, it is easiest and fastest to attend summercamp with your troop.
I “completed” two merit badges (first aid and cinematography) at this summercamp. I put completed in quotes because I was just reading online some of the requirements: there were more to do than what we did. So, if our leaders really marked our classes as complete, they’d be saying we completed merit badges we clearly didn’t. That would be cheating, right?
Since cheating in this case would be mortally sinful, I am worried. I don’t know what to do. I’m home now, so I can’t go back and tell them not to mark me as “complete”. And our troop leaders won’t unmark me, either, as I’ve already gone through something similar with them.
This happened last year kinda, too, when I didn’t know cheating could be a mortal sin (I think) at a different summercamp. It was for the Art merit badge, and one of the requirements was to visit an Art museum. Instead, our teacher just showed us some famous paintings. What do I do about this one?
I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to get my Eagle rank through lieing. I just want to quit. Please, what do I do?
I read the requirements online at meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page (or at least somewhere on that site, I think). I don’t know if it’s credible or not… but it probably is.