scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Are parents restricted from signing MB's for their sons?
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU
Mon Apr 17 2000 - 11:32:26 CDT
However, - it appears the Scout Master may "enforce" this rule!
Since as it now appears the SM has the absolute authority to
ASSIGN the scout to any counselor of HIS choice, the SM may
chose NOT to allow a scout to use his OWN parent as a MBC !
On Mon, 17 Apr 2000, Paul S. Wolf wrote:
> "Daniel D. Williams" wrote:
> > Guess I was wrong and that is just our district that restricts it.
> > Sorry for the other post Ben.
> > Dan Williams
> Your district has no authority to restrict it. As I, and others have
> pointed out, BSA's rules specifically permit it. If the parent is a
> registered merit badge counselor, he or she may counsel ANY Scout, and
> if the parent is then assigned by the SM to counsel the Scout, the
> District has NO authority to deny the merit badge.
> Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
> Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org