Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Question re: Merit Badge Counselor registration
Re: Question re: Merit Badge Counselor registration
Mark W Arend
Mon, 14 Jun 1999 20:21:42 -0500
On Mon, 14 Jun 1999 14:51:28 -0400 "Jim Miller Sr." <jjmsr@LSFCU.ORG>
>He told me -
>after checking to be sure - that because we were now requiring all
>badge counselors to take Youth Protection Training, ...
>that they must submit an adult leader application and the $7.00 fee
>My question for the list: Has anyone else heard of this or is it a
>local council requirement?
News to me. Counselors have had to fill out BSA forms for quite a long
time now (10 years? 15 years?) but the YPT thing is new. I hope it's
just your Council and I hope it doesn't spread because it will really
hurt the Merit Badge program.
>If it is a local council requirement, can
>(and should) we fight it?
Don't know your situation so I can't answer that.
Mark W. Arend
Scoutmaster, Troop 736
Beaver Dam, Wisc.