Clarification on Meriting with the Experts program

There has been some confusion within the council on the Meriting with the Experts program.

The “Expert” present at these events is not a Merit Badge Counselor. They are an expert or professional in the field associated with that merit badge.

These events are designed to expose scouts to information and professionals within that field. Scouts should not plan to come back with a completed and signed blue card. In many cases it is not feasible to complete an entire merit badge in just one day or a partial day.

Upon returning from one of these events, scouts should seek out a local Merit Badge Counselor to complete their blue card.

Despite not being able to complete an entire merit badge within one of these events, scouts should still seriously consider attending ones of interest to them. They are a great way to get a little more knowledge, meet some new people, make some new connection and a reasonably priced.

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