In the past, per the instructions on the blue card, our troop would have the scoutmaster sign the blue card, and provide a list of MBCs with contact info from a local list maintained by the Advancement Chair, and the scout was encouraged to choose, contact, and work with one of the counselors, complete the blue card, and return the finished card.
The blue card shown in the 2021 Guide to Advancement ( https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33088.pdf ) on page 40 looks just like what we’ve used, and certifies “I have discussed this merit badge with this scout and have recommended at least one merit badge counselor. – Signature of Unit Leader”
With Scoutbook, and council vetting and control of MBCs, it isn’t clear how to provide the list of counselors to the scout. Scoutbook’s MB Counselor list doesn’t seem to have a way (other than by screenshots) of providing a list of counselors and their contact info, or to trim the returned list down to a small set of recommendations.
How is the process supposed to work with Scoutbook?
As Advancement Chair, in Scoutbook I can run the MB Counselor list and get a list of MBCs for a badge sorted by distance. And I can also go to the scout/Advancement/Add badge/Invite counselor and it produces a list of the scout’s connections, unfiltered by badge or distance. What’s a Scoutbook user supposed to do?
Also, the Scoutbook “MB Counselor List” doesn’t appear to be searchable by many of the troop’s adults. Is the MBC list visible to only Troop Admins?