Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: MB & Troop Mtgs.
Re: MB & Troop Mtgs.
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 08:13:04 -0700
We try to keep a mix of both individual MB work and troop-wide
seminars going. We find this keeps the older scouts on track
(without completely eliminating what I think is the most beneficial
part of the MB program, the one-to-one interaction with a counselor)
and also helps to introduce the younger scouts to the MB program. We
generally do 2 badges a year as "seminar" badges. These have
included: Printing, Collections, Communications (I teach that one.
General information is given during the meeting, but they have to
come to me individually to pass the requirements), Photography
(another one of mine, which includes a troop photo contest),
Astronomy and the one that almost all of our scouts end up getting
during spring break, Golf.
Jim Lohmann, Scoutmaster - Troop 295
Desert Pacific Council, San Diego CA
----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Woods <kswoods@CHRISTA.UNH.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 7:15 AM
Subject: MB & Troop Mtgs.
> I am seeking opinions on holding merit badge sessions during troop
> We find it increasingly difficult to motivate scouts 1st class and
> work on MB's outside of troop meetings. The old jobs, cars, sports
> One side of me says this would help them continue to advance.
> The other side says it eliminates the idea of a scout contacting a
> counselor, setting up meetings, working independantly, etc.
> I suppose we would take 40-50 minutes out of a troop meeting for
> scouts to go off and work on their stuff, and then work with the
> are Tenderfoot - 1st class.
> We have the counselors to run multiple badges so we could have
> Opinions/Experiences, Please!
> Thanks in advance!
> Kevin Woods
> Sm, Troop 111