Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Assigning a Merit Badge Counselor
Re: Assigning a Merit Badge Counselor
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 19:06:53 -0400
> Behalf Of Omykidsmom@AOL.COM
> In a message dated 6/29/99 5:27:01 PM !!!First Boot!!!, trinoaks@FLASH.NET
> << he Scoutmaster assigns a Merit
> Badge Counselor to the Scout from the list prepared by the Advancement
> Chairman and maintained by the troop Librarian. May the SM delegate to
> another person (ASM, Adv. Chairman, etc.) the job of assigning the MBC,
> or must the SM do the assigning?
> The SM should NOT be assigning the MBC, but should be suppling a name, or
> list of names, for the Scout HIMSELF to contact. The Scout is to
> the responsibility of finding himself the counselor after being
> given a list
> of eligible MBC's.
> Susan O'Connell
We take a slightly different approach, by way of the "blue cards." I
know that not all locales use them, we do here. The blue card has to be
signed by the SM (or designee) before the souct can begin working with
a MB Counselor. The card contains the MB and the counselor's name.
Signin the card means that the SM approves the scout for working on that
merit badge with that specific counselor. We encourage the scouts to
contact the counselro first to find out if he/she is available and willing
to take on another scout before bringing us the card. If t he counselor
is one of the few that we don't feel do an adequate job, then we don't
sign. Then the scout has to find another counselor.
ASM, BSA T188, Rochester Hills, MI