Merit Badge Counselors
Michael A. Poretsky (mapor@MAIL.IDT.NET)
Mon, 21 Oct 1996 21:31:05 -0700
Pete Farnham's district and mine have the same policies regarding merit
badge counselors. Therefore WE must be right :-)}!! (i'm going to ask
aboaut the insurance issue.)
Pete wrote: "Our district (GW/NCAC) does not require ALREADY-REGISTERED
adult members of the BSA to fill out a new BSA adult registration form to
become a MB counselor. However, there is a one-page district form such
adults fill out, which lists the MBs they are signing up to counsel, as
well as additional information, such as name, address, phone, and one's
connection/interest/ etc. regarding the badges. All MB counselors, even
troop-specific ones, must fill one of these out. Of course, anyone not
otherwise registered as an adult member of the BSA must fill out an adult
application, and use position code 42 on the form. It is also true that
they are not required to pay the $7.00 fee; if they don't they don't get
SCOUTING magazine. I don't know about the insurance issue.
"I think the form we fill out at the district level that lists the MBs
one is signing up for qualifies as registration if one is already a
registered adult in the BSA, albiet in another position."
Vice Chair, Program
Breukelen District, Brooklyn, NY
"I used to be a Buffalo and a jolly ol' Woodpecker too."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City