FAQs about merit badge counselors: Is there a limit to the number of merit badges an individual may counsel? Can someone counsel his own family member?
When (and where) adult and youth Eagle Scouts should wear the Eagle Scout medal is the subject of our latest Ask the Expert.
For today's Ask the Expert, I field a question from an assistant Scoutmaster wondering what to do when a Scout loses his Boy Scout Handbook.
The Boy Scouts of America has added electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to the BSA tobacco-use policy, effective immediately.
Is camouflage clothing appropriate for wear during Scouting activities? The BSA expert says there's a simple answer and a gray area.
Rank privilege, the practice of older Scouts eating first or getting the best sleeping spots, isn't endorsed by the Boy Scouts of America.
The BSA asks its members to affirm a belief in God. That doesn't mean the Boy Scouts of America tells its members which religion to practice.
The simple answer: There is no time limit for completing a merit badge except for the Scout's 18th birthday.
It's up to the merit badge counselor, not the Scoutmaster, to determine whether to accept a requirement fulfilled before the blue card was issued.
You're bound to be approached by a Scout wanting to earn one for which you aren't qualified to be a merit badge counselor. Your next move is important.