Re: wilderness survival
hikin_ mama (hikin_mama@JUNO.COM)
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 08:50:45 EST
On Thu, 19 Dec 1996 08:15:02 -0500 Marc Grey <Arrowmen@AOL.COM> writes:
>Dear Fellow Scouters,
> I have a problem in my troop concening a merit badge counselor
>who has passed a group of boys on the Wilderness Survival merit badge.
>Scoutmaster I do not feel that these boys earned the merit badge and I
>refused to sign the blue card accordingly.. ....
>I am of the impression that thereason the scoutmaster is the last person
to sign the >blue card
>. How do you feel about this situation?
> Marc Grey
You have your process backwards.
The Scoutmaster is supposed to sign the blue card *before* a boy even
goes to see a merit badge counselor. After that, the responsibility for
signing-off lies with the merit badge counselor - not the Scoutmaster. -
And as long as a person is an approved counselor for a merit badge, a boy
can choose anyone he wants to counsel him - so the Scoutmaster can not
even demand he use or *not use* particular counselors if they are
registered for a merit badge.
Advancement Chair, Troop 123
Advisor, Post 007-High Adventure
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City