Re: MB Counselor 5 Badge Limit?
Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Fri, 17 Nov 1995 13:26:40 EDT
On Fri, 17 Nov 1995 09:05:46 -0500, Stern Dixon <SDixon@AOL.COM> writes:
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> It sounds like your policy was developed to curb those one
> or two scoutmasters who decide they can do it all alone (and don't do a very
> good job). My recommendation, if this is the case, is to counsel
> scoutmasters that a youth should not come for an eagle board of review with
> more than a few badges signed off by the same person.
My advice is to be very careful in this area. While I agree with what
you are saying, I would also point out that the Advancement Guidelines
specifically state that you are not allowed to limit the number of
merit badges which a scout can earn from a single counselor. (I'm
sorry that I do not have my copy with me at work and, thus, cannot
quote the exact words.) Any youth who is turned down at his Eagle BoR
because too many of his merit badges were signed by the same counselor
would have legitimate grounds for appeal even if the counselor in
question were his own parent, as long as the counselor is approved by
the Council Advancement Committee. If such a case were appealed to
National and that was the only basis for turning him down, National
would support the youth and award him his Eagle.
Fred Rogers <email@example.com>
Tioga District Advancement Chairman
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City