scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: MB Counselor Question
Schramm, Charlie (CMS@MV.CATALYTICA-INC.COM
Wed Feb 09 2000 - 16:28:01 CST
Mark Allman wrote:
> Scotty Scout starts Camping MB with Mr. Counselor. Mr.
> Counselor tells
> Scout (and his SM) that if the MB is not completed within a year, he will
> not counsel him after the year has expired.
> Question: Is this kosher? Nope The only time limit on a merit
> badge is the 18th birthday. Sounds as if requirements are being added.
> They are and that is not the way to do it. However, I suppose a councilor
> could decide to stop counciling a Scout after a year. That wouldn't be
> "Scout Spirit" but I don't know that there would be much recourse. I
> would like everyone's .02 on this before I have the Troop drop this
> individual as a counselor (and yes, I have told said counselor that this
> adding requirements, IMHO. Am I wrong?) Nope, you are right as can be.
> The fact is, drop him and go on. Arguing is not worth it. Letting the
> council or district advancement chair know what is happening wouldn't hurt
And good luck.
SM Troop 476
... and a good old Fox, too.