scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Merit Badge Counselors
Jason Cruse (jcruse@SOCKET.NET
Tue Mar 28 2000 - 13:23:29 CST
Big cut from Don's post...
> The overall and final word was that NO - the SM does not,
> and SHOULD NOT "assign" merit badge counselors!.
> The wording from BSA - is that the SM will APPROVE the
> counselor selected by the scout! In fact - that is
> part of the design function of the merit badge program!
It's interesting that Don puts it this way. He is, of course, right. The
practice in our troop is that if a young man wants to work on a merit badge
and doesn't know who to contact, he can look at our list of counselors. If
he does have a counselor in mind, and that person isn't yet signed up, then
I go sign them up!