scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: 1 year limit on MB counselling
Anthony Hitchings (AHitchi@BART.GOV
Fri Feb 11 2000 - 10:14:40 CST
If the counsellor states this at the very outset, befrore the scout begins
work, it seems very fair. The scout can find another counsellor if need
be. Why should a volunteer be totally at the beck and call of the scout?
One might hope that the counsellor would be flexible if the nature of the
MB meant it could run over a year, but most MBs are not meant to be major
If the counsellor pulled this trick after accepting the scout, and the
scout was part way thru, the counsellor needs to be put on notice to be
fair, and grant an extension, provided the scout has just cause. If the
scout's case for an extension is weak, the scout gets start over with
Life is not always easy, and if that lesson is learn't over one MB its a
cheap lesson, and timely (its a harder lesson when learned later in life).