Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: After Summer Camp MB Clean up
Re: After Summer Camp MB Clean up
Bruce E. Cobern
Sat, 31 Jul 1999 21:17:09 -0400
> From: Scouts-L Youth Group List [mailto:Scouts-L@listserv.tcu.edu]On
> Behalf Of Scott Patterson
> Sent: Friday, July 23, 1999 2:08 PM
> completed at camp if you followed the requirements properly (like Climbing
> MB and the camp offers no climbing surfaces other than a Wood tower!).
I'm not sure why you make this statement, since as I understand the
requirements for Climbing MB they were specifically written so that ALL the
climbing can be done on a climbing/rappelling wall. The climbing requirement
says: Climb at least three different routes on a rock face or climbing wall.
Similarly, the rappelling requirement says: Rappel down three different rock
faces or three rappel routes on a climbing wall. I see no other requirements
that would prevent this from being completed on a climbing wall on which you
could find three different climbing and three different rappelling routes.
> Our troop dedicates 1 or 2 campouts and allows 60 days to complete all
> Summer Camp Merit badges. We assign several leaders to help and work with
> the scouts to complete the requirements properly. I have be assigned the
> Camping MB this year to help 4 scouts complete the overnight part of the
Two things. One, why the 60 day limit? Partials are good until the Scout
turns 18. Second, I presume that all of the leaders assigned to work with the
Scouts are themselves registered (with the district and/or council) as
counselors for those particular badges, because it is the counselor who
completes the badge with the Scout who must sign the card and be responsible
for the entire badge, and that person must be a registered counselor.
Bruce E. Cobern
Founders District, Queens Council, NY