Re: Dads as MB Counselors
Robert Haar (rhaar@RUST.NET)
Mon, 7 Jul 1997 15:22:33 -0400
> From: Blaine A. Jackson <blainej@JUNO.COM>
> On Sun, 6 Jul 1997 20:50:07 +0600 Daniel Brown <dabrown2@VT.EDU> writes:
> >In our troop we have a policy that parents (dads or moms) do not serve
> >and counselors for thier sons.
> I am sure that this policy works well for you, but it is impossible for
> many (most?) troops to provide counselors for all badges without a parent
> sometimes serving as a counselor for their son. There are less drastic
> ways to avoid the potential problems.
We don't have a rule, but use the scoutmaster's approval on the blue cards
scouts from taking too many merit badges with any one counselor.
Blaine, why do you think it is the troops responsibility to "provide"
your own scouts? We have a number of parents who are MB counselors, but
for convenience. All MB counselors are registered through Council and
be willing to counsel any scouts working on their merit badges. Our
publishes a list of all the counselors in our area and we encourage the
pick counselors from that list, not just from parents in our troop.
Robert Haar email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ASM, BSA Troop 188, Clinton Valley Council, Rochester Hills, MI
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