Re: merit badge factories
(no name) (newcomb@NAVO.NAVY.MIL)
Sat, 31 Oct 1992 18:50:15 CST
I think another point in favor of the "merit badge factories" is that
the traditional method of Merit Badge counseling just doesn't work.
In this method the Scout calls the Merit Badge Counsoller,(MBC)
makes an appointment, visits the MBC at his home or office,
goes home and does the work then comes back to be tested. Today
the average person may work 20 miles or more from home. Much too
far for a Scout to ride his bicycle. The BSA would strongly discourage
the MBC from meeting Scouts at home and even that may be a long
distance from where the Scout lives. While I feel that the Troop
should be able to offer all of the Eagle List MBs, how can a Scout
get a MB like Bee Keeping without setting up something special.
Few Scouts in any troop would be interested in that MB but a
special class run by the District might be worthwhile.
Donald R. Newcomb Naval Oceanographic Office
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