scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: MB Counselor Qualifications
Jason Cruse (jcruse@SOCKET.NET
Mon Mar 27 2000 - 07:59:13 CST
Unlike many questions, this one can probably go to both the BSA and GSUSA
As we discuss advancement and earning badges of various sources, we've had a
pretty diverse view about who should and should not be allowed to sign off
on badges, based on expertise, enthusiasm, and so forth.
One area that hasn't been touched yet, though, is about leaders (men and
women, of course) who earned MANY badges as a youth. Let's suppose that a
young man, for example, earned 75 merit badges as youth. This person is now
an adult leader volunteering. He has signed up to counsel the same 75
badges he earned as a youth, arguing that since he was able to earn them as
a youth, and is confident, of course, that the requirements were followed to
the letter, he should be able to counsel for them as an adult.
Any thoughts? This is not infrequent in my district, and I suspect
relatively frequent in both organizations across the country.