Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: merit badges
Re: merit badges
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 09:44:37 EST
A one-page flyer entitled "Merit Badge Counselor Orientation - Supplemental
Adult Leader Training (BSA No. 34542) provides an excellent description of the
objectives of the merit badge program, as well as, the role of the merit badge
In short, the merit badge program is "one of Scouting's basic character-
developing tools...gives boys..self-confidence that comes from overcoming
difficult obstacles to achieve a goal....learn career skills..develop physical
fitness..provide hobbies that give a lifetime of healthy
recreation..gives...contact with adults with whom they might be acquainted."
The implied reason for the last is to help scouts overcome shyness and
fearfulness brought on by new situations and different personal dynamics.
It is a very worthwhile resource.
Committee Chairman Vice Chairman-Program
Troop 502 Patriot District
Woburn, MA Boston Minuteman Council