Dates marking a badge leader approved before it is completed or counselor approved should be prevented.
In merit badges the scoutmaster can mark a merit badge leader approved on a date before the date the counselor marks the badge completed.I understand the dates should be in the following order: i. Initial Conference by scoutmaster, 2. Completed and approved by counselor, 3. leader approved by scoutmaster. This places the correct signatures and dates on the printed blue cards