scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Merit Badges in Troop Meeting
Esson Family (esson@CYBERTOURS.COM
Thu Mar 02 2000 - 06:57:36 CST
Our troop has worked on only one MB as a group in recent years - the
Scoutmaster brought in a computer so that several boys who did not have
one at home could work on the Computer MB. This was requested by the
Scouts. The Troop also arranges for a Snow Sports counselor during one
of the Council-sponsored ski area discount days.
This year the Patrol Leaders Council requested that MB counselors give
brief presentations at the weekly meetings, introducing MBs outside of
those normally available at summer camp. If a Scout is interested, he
must request a "blue card" from the SM and make an appointment with the
counselor, preferably with a buddy.
If a boy wants a MB for which there is no counselor, the adults will
help find one.
Troop Meetings (completely planned by the PLC) are filled with skills
instruction, patrol meetings, event prep, games, and visitors invited by
the boys. Regular MB classes would be too much like school.
YiS Bev Esson email@example.com T356 Wells, ME