Re: Merit Badges
Tim Goncharoff (tgonchar@CATS.UCSC.EDU)
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 11:28:15 -0800
To my knowledge, there is no official limit. In an earlier discussion on
this topic, we learned that some troops don't permit parent counselors to
sign for their sons at all. The majority seem to treat this as any other
counselor/scout relationship, and to deal with problems as they arise.
If you are concerned that the scout is not doing the work, a word with
the scout and/or the counselor may be apropriate. Other approaches may
include suggesting to the parent that they are registered for more badges
than usual, and it may be to the scout's advantage to learn from different
instructors occasionally. Of, course, when the scout comes to you for
approval to work on a merit badge, you may present a list of possible
counselors. If you have other alternatives, you don't have to include
the dad, even if he is registered for that badge.
I have counseled my son for about 5 different merit badges, although
there were always other scouts working on the same badge at the same
time. If everyone is being fair and following the rules, there should be
no problem. If otherwise...?
Hope this is helpful. Goodluck!
Santa Cruz, CAOn Mon, 2 Dec 1996, Mike Norman wrote:
> Help, does anyone know if there is a stipulation on if or how many merit
> badges a father can counsel for his son as long as he is a registered
> counselor for the badges?
> Mike Norman
> ASM Troop 43
> Colonial Virginia Council
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