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    • Sure, but that reads like something that is best practice not something mandated. When you straight up prohibit something, is should be and is usually based on something more than that - sort of like earning a MB is better from an adult different than your parent (best practice) yet earning such from your parent is not prohibited. Besides, once the SM signs off on the card, the scout is free to seek out any MBC, regardless of one that may have been recommended by the SM. As outstanding as my Troops SM is, I doubt he could name more than a dozen MBCs, and then likely only those that are Eagle required. He simply has way too much on his plate to get into the minutia of which is the best MBC for Leatherworking or Chess.   Not in the least. You give share more private information to the guy working for the TSA when you board a flight than you give to a scout looking to earn a MB. I certainly would in general trust a scout with my address, phone and email more than I would the vast majority of other entities and individuals that require such information of me.
    • Interesting thread! One thing that isn't clear from Bob J. Tilllerson obit, is did he complete all the requirements before leaving for the Navy like most of the examples given here? Or were some of the requirements waved on account of his ww2 service?
    • You're correct; turns out it can't be used for transfers, which is what a Webelos crossing over is.  The unit guide for the online application said "Youth and adults who use this system should be new to Scouting or be currently registered in a unit and applying to multiple in a different unit than the one in which they are currently registered. This system is not designed to register non-paying adult positions, position changes in the same unit, or youth or adult renewals." Since it didn't say it wasn't for transfers I was hoping the "multiple" part would cover them.   Our Pack used the system successfully for new Tigers, but since 90+% of new scouts for our Troop are either transferring from Webelos or another troop it is effectively useless to us.  This is disappointing but I guess not surprising given BSA's track record with technology.
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