Re: Parents as MB Councilors
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Sun, 31 Aug 1997 15:14:31 -0400
At 01:33 PM 8/31/97 -0500, GG Jenner wrote:
>In our Troop, District, and Council - The scout selects from a list of
>approved MB counselors. The scout is responsible to contact this person
>and make arrangements to meet and work on the MB. Some of the scouts have
>gone out and recruited people from school and the community to work with
>them on a MB (ie school librarian for Reading and Scholarship, school nurse
>for First Aid, coach for Sports and Physical Fitness).
That's fine as long as the SCOUTMASTER is the one who decides just to allow
the Scouts to select ANY counselor off the district list, but that is the
SCOUTMASTERS decision. Very often I will do the same thing with the Scouts
in my troop, but it is MY choice as the one the SM has designated to supply
the names of counselors.
As to the Scout recruiting counselors, that is also fine as long as they
register as such.
In all cases the Scout is the one who is supposed to contact the counselor
to set up the appointment. The only question here is WHO supplies the name.
I still contend that the SM is the ONLY person who has that authority. If
he chooses to fulfill that responsibility by allowing the Scout to choose,
then so be it.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City