scouts-l Mail Archive for September of 2000: Re: Merit Badge Counselors
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Thu Sep 07 2000 - 11:02:34 CDT
Sarah Nunez wrote:
> I have heard it said that Merit Badge Counselors are considered
> district- or council-level Scouters and therefore do not require the
> approval of a troop CC and COR, only the approval of the district or
> council. I haven't found anything in Advancement Policies and
> Procedures that addresses this, and our district advancement chairman
> asked me to investigate this, as he doesn't know, either. What's the
> straight scoop, and where can I find the documentation to back it up?
> If you reply to the list, please cc: to me privately.
> Sarah Nunez
>From ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (33088C), under
"Qualifications of Counselors":
Register merit badge counselors by using the basic adult
registration form. All merit badge counselors must be
approved by the council advancement committee. Merit
badge counselors are not required to pay a fee if they
are only registered as merit badge counselors.
Also, under "Maintaining a Current List of Merit Badge Counselors", it
Lists are updated at least once a year, usually when
councils and districts reregister.
Merit badge counselors (Code 42) are registered with
the local council. As with all council members, their
registration must be renewed annually.
That sure sounds like they are Council level Scouters, which do NOT
require Unit level approvals. If it required a unit level approval, it
would say so.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org