scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Merit Badge Procedures - A Parent/SM Dilemma
Mon Mar 13 2000 - 17:19:28 CST
In a message dated 3/13/2000 4:45:08 PM Central Standard Time,
<< I do have one question though - why did a counselor get "assigned"? Part
of the process is for a scout to find a counselor on an approved district or
council list and make the initial contact. >>
Boy Scout Handbook (current ed.) page 187 (emphasis added):
"Obtain from your Scoutmaster a signed merit badge application AND THE NAME
OF A QUALIFIED COUNSELOR FOR THAT MERIT BADGE".
Very clear-cut. While first contact is, indeed, a part of the Scout's
responsibility, the assignment of the counselor is the SM's job.
Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 69
Burr Ridge, IL
a good old Eagle, too
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