alex gregory wrote:AquilaNegra2 wrote:A Scout can switch MBCs mid-stream. But the new MBC is not obligated to accept the previous work (mine learned this the hard way).
The new MBC has to accept previously approved requirements, regardless of when they were completed prior to age 18,
As MBC, it is my signature that shows the boy has completed all requirements for the MB. I am only required to accept partials to the point that I am comfortable certifying that the requirements were completed.
In these cases, I will usually review the 'partial' requirements with the boy and see if he can tell about what he did/learned. When I know the subject, I should be able to tell if the boy is bluffing. In cases where they have to demonstrate a skill, my accepting the partial will depend on what I have seen the boy do (If he has shown me some skills, then I may believe he can do some of the others. If he previously did 3 hikes, and he wants me to pass off the other 3 then I will probably take the partial. If there is a safety requirement before the skills, I'll review the safety before letting him attempt the skills with me. If he did some basics with someone 6 years ago, and wants to do the hard stuff with me, he will have to review some of the basics first.).