Merit Badge Counselors
Don E. Robinson, M.D. (WA4YYM@AOL.COM)
Sun, 12 Feb 1995 00:54:07 -0500
The follow-up to my story is that just this week, the Chairman of the
Eagle Board of Review again "disallowed" another boy's Merit Badge.
This time it was Lifesaving Merit Badge, again for the Merit Badge
Counselor not being on the approved list of District Merit Badge Counselors.
It is my understanding that the boy was passed by a counselor who had
previously been on the list, but is not on the current list. Never mind that
the boy is a certified Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor
The Scout will have to use Emergency Preparedness M.B. instead of
Lifesaving M.B. for his Eagle, necessitating another trip to the Council
office for certification of the M.B. which he fortunately got at Scout Camp a
few Summers ago.
It is fortunate indeed , since he will turn 18 in about 3 weeks...hardly
enough time to "redo" a M.B. if he had not had an alternate.
I'm about to SCREAM!
Don E. Robinson M.D.
Asst. SM Troop 10
Cherokee Area Council
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