scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Merit Badge Age Requirement
Scott Culver (Ascwatch@AOL.COM
Sun Mar 05 2000 - 08:50:36 CST
<< Can a merit badge counselor put an age requirement on boys
taking his merit badge?
Two things came to mind while I read most of the responses to this question,
and I couldn't resist sharing them with you;
1. Merit Badge Counselors are Volunteers. It is difficult for me to read
responses that include "must," "has to," "can't," etc., I am grateful to all
who volunteer their time, even if on a limited basis.
2. It is my understanding that when a Scout wishes to begin working on a
merit badge, he is to approach his SM for approval. I would think this is
where age appropriateness, and other relevant concerns should be determined.
Certainly, if the SM is aware that a Counselor wishes to work with older
scouts, the SM would not recommend this Counselor for a younger Scout.