Re: Time for MB (was Camping MB)
hilding holroyd (hilding@BLUESTONE.COM)
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 12:16:53 -0400
On Tue, 30 Jul 1996, Glenn E Schwartzberg wrote:
> We have all seen and heard of troops and wives tales of a 6 month time limit
> on merit badges, and we all know (by now at least:)) that it is contrary to
> national policy. However, as a merit badge councilor, when a scout comes to
> me with a partially completed merit badge to finish the rest, I still what
> to review what the other councilor signed off since my name is the one that
> will be the one that appears on the completed card. Is this fair to the
> scout? maybe not, but this is why I think partials are not well thought of
> by MB councilors.
> GLenn S.
I, as a merit badge counselor, would also reserve the right to ask questions
regarding work previously completed. I would also want to find out when
& where the requirements were done. I would especially want to know the
reasons why a scout might shift from one counselor to another. If
requirements are done at camp, I wish to review what was done and how.
Nothing very extensive, but as Glenn says, it's MY signature on the card
that says the badge is complete.
In regards to time limits, National policy has only one - 18 years old.
However, should a Scout come to me with a partially completed badge which
was worked on some time ago, I will certainly review that work, even if he
did it with me. And if I deemed it important, I will request that it be
redone. I would be willing to call the Scoutmaster and explain my reasons,
Hilding W. Holroyd Advancement Chairman
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