scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: MB Counseling - 2 Deep?
Wed Feb 23 2000 - 09:14:49 CST
> i have a question, [snip] do we need two leaders at a merit badge session
For Merit Badge Counseling, the youth protection mechanism that is employed is
the Buddy System. The Buddy System requires that the Scout bring a buddy with
him whenever meeting with the Merit Badge Counselor (except in group settings
such as troop meetings). The buddy can be just about anyone. The frequently
cited examples include:
a) Another Scout, whether working on the same badge or not
b) A parent, guardian, brother, sister, or other relative
c) A friend
> when i was a youth, i never remember more than one adult there? what's the
Unfortunately, times have changed and BSA has had to change as well.
District Advancement Committee
Detroit Area Council