Re: MB Counselors
Mon, 13 Apr 1998 11:53:51 -0400
Thanks for the reference, I am aware of the information you mentioned.
However, I would still like to know in which piece of literature I read
what I read. If anyone out there could please provide the name and or
number of the piece of literature I would appreciate it.
SM Troop 57
Palm Bay, FL
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Subject: Re: MB Counselors
Author: Michael Kauffmann <optimist@MERITBADGE.COM> at smtp
Date: 4/3/98 5:50 PM
> Somewhere in the scouting literature I read a passage which said in essence
> "merit badge counselors may be learning along with the scouts about the
> subject of the merit badge". There has been a flap going around our
> council about who can and cannot counsel which merit badge. Does anyone
> recall where this passage can be found?
> Greg Filis
> SM Trp 57
> Palm Bay, FL
I've heard that so many times I thought for sure it would just
pop right up when I looked through my materials... It didn't.
Here is a quote on the subject.
Qualifications of Counselors. Persons serving as merit badge
counselors must be registered as a merit badge counselor with
of the Boy Scouts of America. They must be men and women of
good character, age 18 or older, and recognized as having the
skills and education in the subjects for which they are to
serve as merit badge counselors, as well as having the ability
to work with Scout-age boys.
National BSA Advancement Policies and Procedures, page 9
Based on the above, while it wouldn't be mandatory for the new
merit badge counselor to have a formal education in the subject,
some prior knowledge and experience is required.
Michael Kauffmann mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Merit Badge Research Center http://www.meritbadge.com/
I used to be a Bobwhite... And a good 'ol Staffer, too...
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