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  1. Great advice and insight. Thank you all. Yes, I am signing up as a badge counselor for a few topics that I have experience, education, or training. I'm looking forward to sharing that knowledge with the guys and potential gals in the troop. It is a very small troop and as I mentioned, very new. Including the new scouts crossing over this year from my son's den, there are no more than 10 boys. All very new.
  2. Thank you all. This is helpful information. Our Scoutmaster is not new to scouting, but he is new to the Scoutmaster role. He was the pack master for our cub scout pack, and he formed the boy scout troop only last year. I don't want to be a pain or make things difficult, but I want to understand the requirements and follow them. My son has been excited about earning merit badges since he saw the pamphlets in the army surplus store when we bought his cub scout uniform years ago. He can finally earn the badges, and I don't want him to be discouraged over having to do things twice or intern
  3. Hello all - I am a parent of a scout who just crossed over from Arrow of Light to Boy Scouts. I am considering signing up as a merit badge counselor for our troop, and my son is ready to start working on some of his badges. I'm getting some conflicting guidance from our Troopmaster and the BSA website. I'm hoping you all can help. Our Troopmaster informed me that my son cannot work on a merit badge by himself. He said it is required that merit badges be earned in groups of 2 or more scouts. I understand the requirement for the buddy system and that my son must be accompanied by
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