scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Merit badge counselor signature 'verification'
Wed Nov 10 1999 - 12:14:44 CST
>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
>NE>IC Executive Board
I cannot imagine how this 'review' could be done either...the blue
application card consists of three parts - one for the counselor, one for
the scout, and one for the troop...in our council we do not even bring the
blue card in for a signature check whatsoever! Should we be??? I'm
assuming it is the scoutmaster's (or delegate) job to verify the signature
when the card is brought in to the troop by the scout...once that's done, I
know of no other "checks and balances" in our council...am I missing
SM T102, Johnson City, NY
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