Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Merit Badge Counselor list on the web (was Re: Software to track
Merit Badge Counselor list on the web (was Re: Software to track
Fri, 30 Oct 1998 14:48:02 -0500
Deb and gang,
I originally posted this as a reply to Deb. After I composed this I
thought that there may be others out there that can provide some
I tried to get our district to place the MB counselor list on the
district home page. Since I am the webmaster I thought that this would
be a good idea. I got turned down. Several reasons cited were:
1. publishing name number and address of each counselor without
permission. How did you get around this?
2. this would defeat the purpose of the scouts coming to the SM for the
MB counselor. The scout can find a MB counselor without going through
the SM. The procedure is that a scout goes to his SM who supplies the
name and number of the counselor. The SM can essentially screen which
counselors he wants his scouts to go to. Did you get any feed back
3. our district maintains a list of district level MB counselors as
well as a list of individual troop level MB counselors. The web list
would be incomplete, showing only district level MB counselors. Does
your district do this? How did you get around this?
Do not get me wrong. I think that it is a good idea. Counselor
information can be updated and distributed efficiently without killing
all those trees. I am looking for suggestions on how to solve the
Or, maybe the district is correct and this information should not be
available on the Web. What do others think?
Thanks for listening.
ADC, UC, Webmaster - National Pike District, Baltimore Area Council
Deborah J.C. Morrow wrote:
> I don't know about software for Merit Badge Counselors, but Kaskaskia District
> maintains a listing of all MB Counselors in our district on our web page,
> can be easily copied onto Boy Scout RT Handouts, etc. It is new as of this
> and will be updated when information from Greater St. Louis Area Council is
> by KA Scoutmasters. It includes all addresses, names, work & home phone
> numbers that
> are in the Scoutmaster listings.