Counselor's Compass Archives

2015

Fall 2015

In This Issue

  • Things to Do: Prepare for New Boy Scout Rank Requirements
  • News You Can Use: Merit Badge Updates for 2016
  • Glad You Asked: Merit Badge Myths: Fact vs. Fiction
  • Steps for Success: Requirements: More Than Mere Words
  • Helpful Resources: Publications in Print and Materials Posted on Scouting.org

Summer 2015

In This Issue

  • Things to Do: Small Group Sessions—The Ideal Teaching Approach
  • Steps for Success: Recommending Improvements to Merit Badges
  • Glad You Asked: Merit Badge Updating Process
  • News You Can Use: Frequently Asked Questions; Updates to Essentials of Merit Badge Counseling
  • A Peek Ahead: Topics Planned For Next Issue
  • Helpful Resources: Publications in Print and Materials Posted on Scouting.org

Spring 2015

In This Issue

  • Things to Do: Changes Counselors Need to Know
  • News You Can Use: Interactive Digital Pamphlets Now on Sale at ScoutStuff.org
  • Steps for Success: Be Sure to Read the Notes
  • Glad You Asked: Merit Badge Myths: Fact vs. Fiction; Completing Requirements as Stated Matters; Beekeeping— A Part of Existing Merit Badges
  • Helpful Resources: Publications in Print and Materials Posted on Scouting.org

Winter 2015

In This Issue


  • From the National Advancement Committee: How We Support You
  • Things to Do: Understanding the Process of Counseling
  • Steps for Success: Promoting Signs, Signals, and Codes
  • Glad You Asked: Merit Badge Myths: Fact vs. Fiction; Fulfilling More Than One Requirement with a Single Activity
  • News You Can Use: 2015 Merit Badge Updates
  • Helpful Resources: Publications in Print and Materials Posted on Scouting.org

2014

Fall 2014

In This Issue


  • From the Task Force: Welcome to the First Issue of Counselor’s Compass!
  • Things to Do: Make The Essentials of Merit Badge Counseling Your e-Learning Tool
  • Steps for Success: Counseling Tips; Show Me the Blue Card!
  • Glad You Asked: Web Page for Counselors; Completing Requirements as Stated Matters
  • News You Can Use: Mining in Society Gaining Momentum; Six Pamphlets Now Available in Spanish
  • Helpful Resources: Publications in Print and Materials Posted on Scouting.org