Re: Merit Badges
John Kasper (jkasper@NETTEN.NET)
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 23:44:02 -0600
In our unit, we make it a policy that parents don't sign off advancements
for their kids. When I counsel a merit badge for a group my son is in, one
of the assistant leaders reviews my son on the material and signs him off.
I do the same when the other leaders counsel a merit badge.
One of our Scouts needed to visit an elected official. His mom was real
miffed when I told her she didn't count. (she's an actual elected official)
Actually I think by the letter of the rules Mom could actually count. But
it seemed a violation of the spirit of the situation. Mom was even more
miffed when I asked for some proof that the Scout actually visted an
elected official. (ie. business card, autograph, etc.)
John Kasper | >>>--------> | firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagle of 1973 Scoutmaster T-415
Chickasaw Council - Memphis, TN USA
Camp Tallaha Aquatics Instructor
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