scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Myth or Fact: MB Question
Ted Holz (UncleTed@TWCNY.RR.COM
Sun Mar 26 2000 - 15:15:38 CST
While there may be no formal limit on the number of badges a single adult may
counsel, let's be realistic.
If a person does 10-12 merit badges he or she must be a very highly educated
person to be adept in so many fields. We should be looking for counselors that
are knowledgable in their fields that can correctly answer difficult questions a
Scout may pose.
Instead there seem to have all sorts of reasons why a person has to do many
badges. Not enough counselors, not enough time, too far to travel, etc. If a
Scout never has to go outside his troop for merit badge counselors aren't we
defeating one of the purposes of the merit badge program - letting him meet and
learn to talk with other adults?
If your district lacks sufficient merit badge counselors maybe you should be
asking why. Instead of taking on another badge maybe your time would be better
spent trying to sign one up thus benefiting the entire district.