Merit Badge Counselors
Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Mon, 13 Feb 1995 10:46:20 EDT
On Sun, 12 Feb 1995 19:30:00 UTC, Olan Watkins <o.watkins@GENIE.GEIS.COM> writes:
> It is my opinion that once a merit badge goes in the record book at the
> council office, the kid has the merit badge no mater what. I don't believe
> that it is possible for sometime later, the district advancement chairman,
> the Eagle BOR chairman, or anyone to disallow and take away that merit badge.
I agree completely with Olan on this one. This is also the proper way
to handle the case of a MB counselor who moves away or drops from the
list for any other reason. The time to question the validity of a
counselor is before the badge is recorded at the council office. Once
it is recorded there, it is official. When Eagle BoR time rolls
around, there is no need to look at who the counselor was unless, for
some reason, the council office does not have a record of the badge.
It is still a good idea to hang on to those blue cards to handle the
odd ball situations, but, as long as the council has recorded the
badge, the scout is covered as far as I'm concerned. That is certainly
the way it works in our council.
Fred Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tioga District Advancement Chairman
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