Re: Age for counslers.
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Wed, 14 Oct 1992 09:28:31 CDT
> I just wrote my ticket for Woodbadge and in it I planned
> to be a merit badge counsler. But, I was told by my Coach/counsler
> and by the Council Field Dir/Course staff rep. that I must be 21.
> I am now 20 and will be 21 in 2 months. So, It is not really a
> problem for me. But I do disagree with this. Is this correct?
> Is this not correct? Finally, what about summer camp?
> Adrian Grisanti
> I used to be a Fox....
Funny thing, this program. That is correct, you must be 21 to be a merit
badge counselor. In fact, you are extremely limited in your possibilities
until you are 21. You can, as you know, attend Woodbadge at 18 or older;
attend Scoutmasters' Fundamentals (BS leader basic) at 18 or older; you can
be an Asst. Scoutmaster; you can be an assistant leader in the Cub Scout
program. You can not be a Scoutmaster, or member of unit committee; you
can not be a Cubmaster, Den Leader, etc.
This age limit has been in as far as I have traced to the early years. We
do, remember, have a program for youth member under 21, it is the Exploring
program, and that is probably the main reason, and I believe, a reasonable
Chicago Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City