R L Ontjes 319-335-5457 (CWCRLOTS@UIAMVS.BITNET)
Wed, 14 Oct 1992 11:44:00 CDT
Chris Haggerty says:
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> My advancement Guidelines Council and District Functions (1990) says:
> ..."They must be men and women of good character, over age 18, recognized as
> having the skills and education in the subjects for which they are to serve
> as merit badge counselor, "...
> Unless the rules changed during the last couple of years (I doubt this),
> the person who told you 21 years old was not looking at any references, but
> most likely guessing. REMEMBER, in the Boy Scouts (the group the merit
> badges are directed to - yes some explorers can, but they are really
> directed to Boy Scouts) you are CONSIDERED AN ADULT AT AGE 18.
This is still the case. The 1992 edition of the same document has the
same text on p13.
I agree with the summary. At summer camp, area directors should closely
suppervise any staff under 18, and the SUPERVISOR is responsible for
signing the MB card.
Bob Ontjes, Council Adv Chair
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City