Re: 2 Deep Merit Bdging
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 10:10:33 -0500
> From: James D Wellborn 325 795 2010 <WELLBOJ@a1.firn.edu>
> Date: Tuesday, November 11, 1997 6:34 AM
> The instructions to boys starting a merit badge includes finding
> buddy and proceed with the process.
But the buddy does not have to another Scout who is working on the merit
badge, it could be ANY other person.
> IF, for whatever reason, the boy can not find another who is
> interested in doing that particular merit badge with him, can the
> provide another adult and cover the two deep requirement that way?
Well it is not really a "two deep" requirement, it is the YP requirement
that one adult never be alone with one youth. Thus, all that is required
is that there be at least three people present. Thus, it has always been
my position that the third person could be supplied by either the Scout or
the counselor. So my answer to your question would be yes.
The other alternative is for the counselor to meet with the Scout in a
public setting like a library, a fast food restaurant, or a troop meeting.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City