Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Summer camp Merits Badges
Summer camp Merits Badges
Thu, 22 Oct 1998 17:32:05 -0400
I'd like to add a comment to Auntie Bean's posting.
>Seriously, let the kids know that MB's mean mastery of a subject, not just
>time-spent-in-class-at-camp, and they should be able to expplain what they
>learned to the local counselor
Some of my boys come back from summer camp with signed cards, knowing very
little about the topic. In fact they couldn't have done the work in the 7
days of camp. They didn't complete the pre-work before camp, and their
Scout counselors signed off anyway. I have a tough time approving those
Merit Badges. But earning a Merit badge must be more than sitting in class.