Its time to see whether the BSA actually should reinstate the merit badge. Recently, a BSA official publicly stated that a primary reason BSA was reluctant to reinstate the merit badge is a lack of mentors. Put simply, who is going to teach the scouts???? Not much point having a badge if there are no mentors.
I would like for all readers of this thread to help me prove that there are mentors out there.
IF YOU REALLY CARE THEN YOU, DEAR READER, ACTUALLY NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP THIS EFFORT!!!
One thing you need to do is take this resolution to your local and/or state beekeeping association and get them to pass it:
In this resoltion, the club commits itself to providing training to scouts, if BSA will reinstate the merit badge. After the club passes the resolution, it should be mailed to Christopher Stowell, at the address indicated on the resolution.
Also, if you get your local club to pass this resolution, please post to this thread to give us all an update.
Christopher Stowell and Neil V