scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Merit badge counselor signature 'verification'
Mon Nov 15 1999 - 12:46:07 CST
At the present time it is virtually impossible for national to verify whether
a boy received a MB from a registered MB counselor. They do not receive any
copies of the blue cards, advancement sheets and they have no idea of what
Mb's a counselor teaches. Our council does not keep a record of what a MB
counselor teaches. With Scoutnet 2000, I'll guarantee it'll never work or
probably never happen.
I was a SM for 10 years and the only thing our council has asked for is
verification that the boy actually received the MB. This was accomplished by
showing them the "green" copy of the advancement sheet or the youth having a
copy of the blue card. They have never checked with a MB counselor.
Bill "Moose" Shattuck
Western Los Angeles County Council