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Merit Badge Counselor’s Compass e-letter Now Available

January 26, 2015

counselors compass banner Counselor’s Compass is the official e-letter of the Boy Scouts of America’s Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force comprised of dedicated volunteers, like you, from throughout the country.  This e-letter provides merit badge counselors with practical counseling advice through a concise, informative approach in order to make badge instruction more efficient and worthwhile.  The goal of the task force is to inform, guide, and inspire merit badge counselors so that their investment in Scouting is worthwhile. Each quarter, Counselor’s Compass will cover essential topics and tips such as advancement program updates, effective counseling techniques, and helpful resources. It will also showcase council best practices. Following is a link to the inaugural issue that you can review:  http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-937_Dec2014.pdf Counselor’s Compass is designed for merit badge counselors, council and district advancement committees, and related staff advisors. However, any interested Scouting volunteer or professional may subscribe. To subscribe send an email message to merit.badge@scouting.org with “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line. Include your name, email address, and council name in the message text.

Author – Wayne Huddleston, National Advancement Committee Member

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