Re: SCOUTS-L Digest - 2 Oct 1997 to 3 Oct 1997
Jean Poulton (jpoulton@FRONTIERNET.NET)
Sat, 4 Oct 1997 15:42:46 -0400
Otetiana Council is now requiring troops to submit the Troop copy of the
badge card when we purchase badges. The cards are not returned to the
troop . I am
concerned with this for several reasons.
1. This is our record of the Scout completing his badge, with counselor
case there is ever a problem with the Council records. ( a frequent
2. National literature states that only the advancement form is required
councils are not to make things more difficult by increasing the amount of
3. As a registered Scouter for 10 years, I feel they should accept my
I have the cards.
4. How can they possible expect to verify that every blue card turned in is
by a certified counselor when the boys complete many badges at an out of
Is anyone else encountering this problem and have you solved this? I'm
annoyed in that they've trusted my judgment enough that I've run day camp
council, but not that I won't give out an unearned badge.
Jean Poulton NECS-44
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City