Re: SM Conf / BoR
Fred Webb (fwebb@DOLPHINICS.COM)
Fri, 1 Aug 1997 08:24:12 -0400
GG Jenner <sdj@WHY.NET> wrote:
>So what are you supposed to do with a card signed by a ?16? year old youth
>who is given the assignment at summer camp to counsel on MBs????
>1. He has not been approved by council or district advancement committee.
>2. He is not a registered adult member of the BSA.
This just shouldn't happen. At our Council's camp, all MB cards are signed by
the head of each activity area, all of whom are registered and approved
counselors for all the merit badges offered by that area. ANY 16 year old
counselor should be working under adult supervision, and there's no reason why
that adult shouldn't take the responsibility for signing the MB cards. If the
person signing the MB card doesn't meet the requirements of a MB counselor, I
think the SM has the right and the duty to refuse to accept it. However, make
sure you inform the Camp management why you are refusing to accept the cards.
>He signed off as completed anyone who attended all sessions of their
>scoutcraft classes. He took attendance and was present for some portion of
>each class period. He did no instruction, offered no help, and provided no
>supervision of the group.
Again, this shouldn't happen. Complaign to the Camp Activity director, and ask
that this kind of thing be guarded against in the future.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City