PaulSWolf wrote:scoutaholic wrote:...If I understand national policy correctly, each adult can only sign 5 MBs for each boy in a year. Our council has made it even more strict and they say only 3...
You are misinterpreting the national standards. Here's the official rule, from "Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures":...There is no limit on the number of merit badges a youth may earn from one counselor.
An approved merit badge counselor may counsel any youth member, including his or her own son, ward, or relative.
Nothing about limiting a counselor to 3 or 5 MBs for any boy in any year. On the contrary, it specifically says there is no limit.
The first line I quoted covers the last part of your comment. Each MB Counselor MUST be approved by the Council Advancement Committee for EACH MB he/she wishes to counsel, and must show competence in the subject. So, unless the person has been approved for that specific merit badge he/she may not counsel any Scouts for that badge.
evmori wrote:There is no written rule that a MB counselor can only counsel xx meritbadges for a Scout nor is there a written rule regarding parents being their sons MB counselor. I do agree that a Scout should be going to someone other than his parents for MB counseling & the SM does have a say in who the Scout should use as a MB counselor.
Mad Dog wrote:He wants to use the off season to work on his badges. ... He will not be seeing the SM over the summer and the SM had a habit of "forgetting" to bring blue cards with him during the year to meetings.
Mad Dog wrote:Also, the SM does not normally give out a blue card until all the work is done.
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