I have a scout who is in his 2nd year of welding at the tech high school. I had a conversation with his teacher the other day to be the MB counselor. He will not sign up do to the fact that he doesn't give out his SS# to anybody and doesn't want to take the time to do YP. He told me that this scout has done all the requirements to get the badge, he is willing to write a letter to the effect. Can this scout just find a MB counselor with the letter and have his blue card signed off?
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- Aug 2012
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I would say yes, since the work can be verified. However, you need to Scout to come to you and ask about the MB and not the other way around.
NH195SM commented09-15-2013, 08:07 PMEditing a commentHuey The scout did come to me which is why I went to the school to try to recruit the teacher for the MB.
- Feb 2013
If you look at the requirements, it is really a long talk with the MBC. In Part 5b (listed as a here) is to be done in front of the MBC, so that's up to the MBC to accept.
- Choose one welding process. Set up the process you have chosen, including gas regulators, work clamps, cables, filler materials, and equipment settings. Have your counselor inspect and approve the area for the welding process you have chosen.
- After successfully completing requirements 1 through 5, use the equipment you prepared for the welding process in 5b to do the following:
- Using a metal scribe or soapstone, sketch your initial onto a metal plate, and weld a bead on the plate following the pattern of your initial.
- Cover a small plate (approximately 3" x 3" x ¼") with weld beads side by side.
- Tack two plates together in a square groove butt joint.
- Weld the two plates together from 6c on both sides.
- Tack two plates together in a T joint, have your counselor inspect it, then weld a T joint with fillet weld on both sides.
- Tack two plates together in a lap joint, have your counselor inspect it, then weld a lap joint with fillet weld on both sides.
Overall, this is a skills teaching time. If the Scout wants to do this MB, then I would get a Buddy and find a MBC that will be onsite and sign-off. The Scout that already knows Welding can help teach his buddy. EDGE.
- Mar 2009
Heck yes. Don't let the BSA paperwork keep the scout from getting credit for skills he has learned. His VoTech welding class has given him way more experience than the MB requires.
- Aug 2008
Originally posted by Scouter99 View PostYes or no depending on the counselor. Some will accept previously done work, some won't.
And for the record, unless the requirements specifically require counselors approval or to be done after other work with a counselor, they are not allowed to ignore prior work.