scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: district/council merit badge rules-2
John Peschken (t94@BIGFOOT.COM
Tue Nov 09 1999 - 10:20:30 CST
It happens here. I don't know how organized the effort is, but we had a
merit badge application bounced once. Someone at the district said "Who is
that Merit Badge Counselor?". As it turns out, the application had
apparently become lost at the district office. We filled out another, and
all was well.
BSA Troop 94
Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA
Viking Council / Northern Lights District
"A good old Owl" C-23-99
||<-----------<<<|| Tonakwampus Lodge 16
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Sent: Monday, November 08, 1999 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: district/council merit badge rules-2
> In a message dated 11/8/1999 9:49:41 AM CST, brtaylor@TELEBYTE.NET writes:
> > a definition for qualified? my understanding is that any properly
> > registered adult may counsel any Scout for any badge? who makes the
> > decision to let the individual do a particular badge?
> The National Advancement Guidelines publication makes clear that MB
> counselors must be qualified, by reason of personal interest (pursued as
> hobby), education, or work (profession) to teach the badge and that the
> Council Advancement committee is the board which will sit in judgment on
> those qualifications (though some councils delegate this authority to
> say the District Commissioner, but even here it is the Council Advancement
> committee that has the ultimate authority).
> And a MB counselor is not merely a "properly registered Scouter" but
> person registered as a MB counselor, a separate registration not included
> within, for example the registration of Scoutmaster. These are very
> important distinctions because there has been the threat (locally and
> nationally) that Eagle applications will be reviewed to determine if all
> merit badges earned were earned with properly registered MB counselors.
> Frankly I cannot imagine how this could be done, but it has been suggested
> that it will be.
> Yours in Scouting,
> G. John Marmet
> ASM Glenview IL
> NEIC Executive Board