Re: Dads as MB Counselors
Don, Liz & Matt (DScruggs@CONCENTRIC.NET)
Mon, 7 Jul 1997 15:42:37 -0400
Robert Haar wrote:
> > From: Blaine A. Jackson <blainej@JUNO.COM>
> Blaine, why do you think it is the troops responsibility to "provide"
> counselors for
> your own scouts? We have a number of parents who are MB counselors, but
> for convenience. All MB counselors are registered through Council and
> "should" (my emphasis -DS)
> 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
> scouts to
> 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
"Should" is the operative word. Since I have been on the troop
committee there have been a total of 45 referals to MB counselors
outside the "troop, Summer Camp, MB day" triad. Zero MBs have resulted.
That is correct. Zero. There HAVE been follow ups from MB days, but
ZERO badges earned that initiated from the district list. In my district
it doesn't seem to work that way. All my calls and complaints receive
pleasant assurances that the problem will be fixed. We have to recruit
parents to do the job or it doesn't get done.
National Capital Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City