scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Merit badge Procedure
Merl Whitebook (MAWLAW@AOL.COM
Mon Nov 22 1999 - 21:39:37 CST
> Ginny Gillam wrote:
> - Parent recently turned in his son's merit completed merit badge card
> - but.....he had the Scoutmaster sign the card after the fact. It was
> - originally signed by the Scoutmaster or any Assistant nor did the SM
> - ASM assign or present the blue card to begin with. Parent is a member
> - the committee. Spouse was the merit badge counselor+ADs- however, she
> is not
> - on this year's current list of our district's MB counselors. This
> - now feels their son is ready to start on his Eagle project.
I would suggest the following steps be taken:
1. Meet with the scout and ascertain (not retest) that in fact he has met
the requirements of the M.B. (no more no less) If their are deficiencies
then have them corrected.
2. Ascertain that the mother meets the requirements to become a M.B.
a. That she is of good character, age 18 or older
b. That she is recognized as having the skills and education in the subjects
for which she taught the M.B.
c. That she has the ability to work with scout age boys.
3. If 1 and 2 are answered affirmatively then:
a. Have her fill out a M.B. Counselor registration and Adult Leader App.
b. Obtain a commitment to teach the other scouts in the troop the same M.B.
Then contact the District Advancement Chairman and explain the situation. I
am certain that she will be registered and the M.B. will be counted.
One after note: you should in your newsletter restate the requirement to be
a registered M.B. counselor in the M.B. you are teaching, prior to teaching
it. Also that when registering a M.B. counselor, the troop request that any
parent who is offering the M.B. to their son, should also offer the M.B. to
the other scouts in the troop who may need the M.B.
I hope this helps. In my humble opinion.
Dist. Training Chairman
Dist. Eagle Board of Review Chairman