scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Are parents restricted from signing MB's for their sons?
Paul S. Wolf (paul.s.wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Fri Apr 14 2000 - 11:14:25 CDT
"DeGhelder, James" wrote:
> In reality a MB counselor doesn't even need to be a member of BSA.
> And qualified individual that understands the material of the Merit
> Badge can be a counselor. Like a judge for the citizenship MBs, a
> geologist for the geology MB, How about a Red Cross certified canoe
> instructor teach the canoe MB.
Although James' comments were, in general, right on the money, the
statement above is incorrect. ALL merit badge counselors MUST be
registered as merit badge counselors, and approved by the council or
district advancement committee before they may counsel for any badge.
There is NO CHARGE to register as only a merit badge counselor, but they
must fill out the standard adult application No. 28-501 (for position
code 42), and the merit badge counselor information form Either the
national form No. 33405, or a local council's version of that form.
The examples he gave above would undoubtedly be approved as counselors,
but they must apply.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org