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    • I think it means no more than it says.  if you believe I have quoted out of context, by all means supply the context rather than your opinion.   This thread, including any opinions I might post,  is not the official "word" of BSA.
    • Your first bullet point - yes he handed me the unit copy and his copy.  Our troop usually returns the scout portion along with the MB patch at a COH. Second - yes the counselor signed both portions. Third and fourth bullets - the blue cards that were issued by my predecessor are signed on the unit section, and on the applicant's record.  The ones I issued to the scout are signed on the unit portion, but not the applicant part.  No one ever told me how this was supposed to be done, so I've been signing the applicant's record part upon completion of the MB.  In this case, the scout handed the blue cards to me at the end of a troop meeting, so we didn't discuss anything, and it wasn't until the following morning that I had a chance to look at them closely. This person hasn't been registered to the council associated with his address for the past three years, and even when he was, he wasn't a MB counselor for them.  Unless he was registered somewhere else in November of last year, it sounds like he's not a MB counselor at all.
    • Do your due diligence and keep good documentation for each badge on what the story is. Let your council advancement committee know what's happening  Follow the guidance in the Guide to Advancement paragraphs 7.0.4.6 and 7.0.4.7 share what you find with us. 
    • Yeah, I'm not sure what you're trying to say here.  If you think that quote is requiring all parents to attend camping activities, you should keep reading: both the next couple paragraphs of GTSS and the rest of this thread which clear up any confusion.
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