A proposed guideline for those subjective BOR areas #1dft
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 10 Feb 1993 17:12:37 EST
First a VERY LARGE thanks to those who have provided thoughtful input
to a first cut at some guidelines for those subjective or hard to judge
board of review areas, such as Scout Spirit, Active Participation and
Duty to GOD/religion.
With some local input, and that from LIST participants, I have collected
the following first draft for discussion. My own committee of Eagle Scouts
ranging in age from 16 to 66, will be meeting to review, and I AM SURE,
to make changes. I also wanted to solicit additional comments and any
constructive ideas from you on the list, that have been so much help.
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DRAFT #1 consolidated input for a proposed set of guidelines for the
ultimate use of BOR's to review certain subjective areas
The purpose of this document is to establish guidelines for minimum
standards or goals that should be expected from scouts as they follow
their own trail towards the Eagle Scout Award.
SCOUT SPIRIT: as judged by attendance at meetings and activities,
to include participation in service projects, etc.
To attend all troop & activities
To attend all troop trips and campouts
To help with all community service projects
(Scouting for food, Eagle service projects etc.)
To properly wear a full scout uniform at above events
(? IS UNIFORM A general spirit ISSUE? or a seperate item?)
50 percent of troop meetings & activities
At least one campout per season,
At least one summer camp in two years
50 percent of service projects
****! If you say you will be there, you will be there and on time! ****
Long term illness documented by parents
Conflict with school or religious obligations
? Too much homework ? or Exams to study?
SPORTS: ? still open ?
School and non-school team games OK
Can they miss a practice for service project?
Could go to camp, after a Sat morning game?
TROOP LEADERSHIP positions:
GOALS: Same as scout spirit plus the following:
To attend all PLC meetings
To be prepared at all troop meetings to carry
out all the duties of the position.
To set an example for the younger scouts to include
behavior and wearing FULL and proper uniform
To attend junior leader training
Minimum accepted: (over 6 month period)
No more than two unexcused absences from PLC's
No more than two "unprepared's" at troop meetings
No more than two OUT of uniform meetings
Complete JLT within one year
Same as scout spirt with the additional:
No scout should accept a leadership position if the
scout knows in advance that he has other school, or
religious or family obligations that will preclude
his being able to cary out his obligation to the troop.
Should this occur, a scout should not be considered as
fulfilling his duties and responsibilities as a junior
DUTY to GOD and/or his church:
If the scout is a member of an organized church, he should
be able to explain his duty or obligations in his church.
If a religious award is available, the scout should be
working toward that award(s).
If not a member of a formal or traditional church or
religion, the scout should be able to explain, in his
own words, how he fulfills his DUTY to GOD in the Scout
Oath, and how he follows that part of the scout law,
A Scout is Reverent.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City