Re: Merit Badge Counselors
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@NYC.PIPELINE.COM)
Tue, 6 Aug 1996 04:46:05 GMT
On Aug 05, 1996 21:53:58, 'Ron Boyd <rdboyd@HIWAAY.NET>' wrote:
>I happen to be the Safety merit badge counselor in our troop. My son, who
>14 years old and a Life Scout, needs this badge.
>Please refresh my memory....am I able to sign off on his blue card for
>Is there a rule that says a father cannot sign off on/pass/approve his own
There is no such rule. In fact, the rules specifically state "An approved
merit badge counselor may counsel any Scout, including his or her own son,
ward, or relative."
That having been said, I personally believe that the only time a parent
should counsel a Scout on a merit badge is if there is NO OTHER available
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City