As per my understanding and the statement on Scoutbook a merit badge counselor (MBC) is the only one authorized to approve scout’s work on the badge. MBC checks off when is satisfied that XX_scout has completed a requirement.
So my understanding of the procedure is as follows: 1) Scout marks requirement 2) MBC approves 3) Leader approves, which means that Leader can only approve after MBC.
However, I have noticed that some leaders, who are not MBC, are able to approve a requirement before approval of MBC. Is this error in Scoutbook or maybe that particular adult leader has extra credentials? Is this correct?
Counselor Approved on Aug 30, 2020 by me
Marked Completed on Jun 9, 2020 by XX_Scout
Leader Approved on Jun 17, 2020 by XX_adult_leader