Re: wilderness survival
Scott Drown (scottdd@HALCYON.COM)
Fri, 20 Dec 1996 06:06:05 -0800
>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
Marc, As several said you have the process backwards - but the real
question is, what to do when you know that a scout did not meet the
requirements even though the card was signed off.
I am of the opinion that if you become aware that this gas occured, then
the Scout must be asked to fulfill the requirements or not be presented
with the merit badge. After summer camp a couple of years ago the
advancement chair got several signed off merit badge cards for scouts who
had actually left camp mid week and could not possibly have finished the
merit badges. The Scouts were told that they were welcome to finish the
merit badges but they would not be presented as the Scouts had not earned
them - depsite the sign off.
SM Troop 39, Maltby
Mt. Baker Council, Everett Wa.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City